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 […]
Category Archives: Misc
Whale Shark Info Podcast!
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 […]
A Year in Review 2017
2017 has truly been a fantastic year! Here is a quick preview of what has happened, for the full report click here. A Year in Review 2017
Getting to know our Team – Interview with Basith Mohammed
Meet Basith one of our in-field coordinators! Originally from the capital island Male’, and always with a friendly smile on his face, Basith is a keen conservationist who has brought light and laughter to our team ever since he started working with us in 2017. 1. How did you get a job with the MWSRP? I got […]
Introducing ZuBlu – A New Conservation Focused Dive Travel Platform!
We’re delighted to introduce you to ZuBlu – a new dive travel platform that provides SCUBA divers with a simple yet intuitive way to discover exciting dive experiences across Asia. With a strong ethos for conservation and sustainability, ZuBlu is a fantastic portal to not only discover exceptional dive destinations and eco-friendly resorts but also […]
Our Favourite Facts About Whale Sharks
Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Whale Sharks As we come towards the end of an incredibly exciting year we thought it would be nice to share some our staffs’ favourite facts about whale sharks and why we love these massive fish so much! Every individual whale shark has a unique pattern of […]
Flash Competition! Who has the earliest film / photographic record of a whale shark in the Maldives? We were recently sent some footage from the 90’s of a whale shark seen in the Maldives and that got us thinking: our database extends back to 2006 when we went on our first expedition, but just how […]
Ein Tag aus dem Leben als Volunteer auf Dhigurah, by Michael Gudel
(Scroll down for the English version) Ein Tag aus dem Leben als Volunteer auf Dhigurah Vom 29.10. – 11.11. bin ich als Volunteer im Maldives Whaleshark Research Programme im Einsatz. Neben Hardy, der gerade fuer seine Masterarbeit forscht und Basith, dem Fieldscientist, bin ich in diesem Zeitraum der einzige Volunteer im Projekt. Dieser Beitrag soll […]
The Wonderful World of Jellyfish!
Why on earth is a whale shark research organisation writing about jellyfish?! Well it’s World Jellyfish Day and it’s a little known fact that some of the team have rather a soft spot for jellies! Why? Well check out these 10 fun facts and hopefully you’ll come around too…! They’re delicious! The crown jellyfish, […]
MWSRP Annual Report 2016
The MWRSP 2016 Annual Report is here! The period February 1st 2016 to February 1st 2017 has been the busiest the MWSRP has ever had. The continuation of focused baseline data collection and the expansion of the Big Fish Network has led to some big improvements in understanding of these enigmatic animals. The report contains outlines of […]