We’re delighted to share with you our annual review of 2019. Click on the link below to download the document.
As our intern, Isha’s 3 month placement comes to a close, we asked her to reflect on her experience: The days start early – carrying our packed lunch, GPSs, and data logs onto the boat, we get ready for the long trip with sunscreen and water. Then we hop onto the deck on the dhoani […]
Are you a young Maldivian looking for a way to gain experience in marine research and conservation? Check out our exciting new internship position! You will gain both research and industry experience. You’ll also learn to dive up to Rescue Diver level as part of the program! Our latest internship position has come available with […]
A volunteers perspective by Arianna Mandelli 3 weeks before my departure I didn’t know I’d have left my country to take part to this wonderful and life-changing experience. I found out it when my sister gave me a ticket with all the information about Maldives Whale Shark Research Program. The day before leaving I was […]
A volunteers perspective by Taylor Wasson I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer for 4 weeks with Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) from June 9th-July 7th, 2019. I found MWSRP one day while on google researching jobs, internships, etc. My last year of high school and all throughout college, I have had a […]
We’re delighted to share with you our annual review of 2018. Click on the link below to access the document.
Dhigurah, a gorgeous and welcoming island in South Ari Atoll. At three kilometres long it is home to a community of just over six hundred people on land, as well as an abundance of life under the waves. From minuscule planktonic life, to the ocean giant and world’s biggest fish – the whale shark. I […]
A new study has helped shed light on why endangered whale sharks gather on mass at just a handful of locations around the world. The new insights into the habits of the world’s largest fish will help inform conservation efforts for this mysterious species, say the researchers. Large groups of whale sharks congregate at only […]
Jim has been with the MWSRP since its inception and as our Operations Manager has quite a job making sure everyone, and everything, runs smoothly and is in the right place at the right time! 1. How did you get a job with the MWSRP? I know the founders really well! 2. Did […]
We are pleased to share this charmingly informal but informative and well researched podcast on whale sharks, which covers all the basics (and then some!) of whale shark biology, ecology and conservation! The work of (soon to be Dr.) Angie Adkin and Dr. Chris Mortensen, both affiliated with the University of Florida, this is one […]