KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: YOUR MARINE BIOLOGY JOURNEY BEGINS HERE
What might your day as a Trainee Marine Biologist look like?
TRAINEE MARINE BIOLOGIST Program
- Turtle Biologist
Around since the time of the dinosaurs, sea turtles are found throughout the world’s oceans – with the exception of the polar seas – but six of their seven species are at risk of extinction. Alongside our resident Turtle Biologist, learn about sea turtle anatomy and biology, the threats sea turtles face in the wild and what we can do to help conserve them.
- Coral Biologist
Discover the incredible underwater world of coral reefs – the most diverse of all marine ecosystems – and what you can do to help ensure their survival. Alongside our resident Coral Biologist, take part in every aspect of our coral restoration project, from preparing and transplanting to photographing and uploading.
- Dolphin Biologist
Be part of the conservation story of the Maldives’ much-loved marine mammals: dolphins and whales. Working alongside our Dolphin Biologists, you’ll find out all about these magnificent creatures, cruise around the islands to track their movements, and take and process photos to identify individual dolphins.
Take a closer look at some of the smaller organisms that inhabit the underwater world. From plankton to clownfish, rotifers to jellyfish, each species plays a part in ensuring healthy ecosystems that sustain life. We’ll introduce you to the work we do in the Fish Lab, assess the dangers and threats facing each species, and explore how we can help ourselves by helping the oceans.
- Plankton Biologist
Discover the role these incredible organisms play in our lives, from providing the oxygen we breathe to helping us track climate events and understanding the migration of large sea animals. Be a part of the first long-term, continuous plankton survey in the Maldives and help contribute to a model of plankton diversity and biomass that we hope will expand into a national database.
- Manta Biologist
Gain insight into the secret lives of the gentle giants of the Maldives: manta rays. Spend time with these majestic animals and learn from our Manta Ray Biologists. Discover how we work to conserve and protect the local manta ray population, and become a part of our research journey, from photo identification to helping monitor behaviour and environmental conditions that influence where manta rays are seen.
Each privately taught standalone module is bookable as a single-day experience. For the complete Trainee Marine Biologist experience and a thorough insight into all of the marine conservation projects at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, we recommend completing all all six modules.