By Tim Davies Resident Marine Biologist, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives (2008) The Maldives Whale Shark Project studies the whale shark population here in the Maldives, collecting whale shark sightings from throughout the atolls to build up a picture of the structure and movements of these colossal sharks. Through collaboration with visiting researchers and various

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  Scientific Name: Calotes versicolor Local Name: Bondu (Male is referred as Rakis Bondu) Bloodsuckers in fighting colours Bloodsuckers are agamid lizards widely distributed in the Maldives and in tropical Asian gardens. Bloodsuckers get their incorrect name from the tendency of males in breeding season developing blood red throats. They don’t really suck anyone’s blood but

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The White Tern (Gygis alba) locally know as Dhondheeni, sometimes called as Kandhuvalu dhooni is a small seabird traditionally only confined to the Addu Atoll, the southern uttermost atoll in the Maldives. However, the White Tern is commonly found across the tropical seas of the world and in the Indian Ocean. The White Tern is one of the most beautiful

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