• Wildlife of the Maldives

    Black-tip reef sharks of the Maldives www.natural-variation.com Valji Varia

    published: 04 Jan 2015
  • Maldives: diving paradise (full documentary)

    The Maldives Islands are synonymous with diving. Its capricious geography consists of over 1,200 small coral islands, not all are surveyed and some emerge or disappear, with earthquakes of the sea. The Maldives offer the professional diver and to tourists that plunge for the first time, an evolving paradise. There are more than 4000 species of fish on coral reefs. Only in the Maldives are over 900. Many tourists visit the Maldives for withdraw from the world. The friendliness of its waters and species diversity invites to discover an exuberant underwater world. The novel diver is usually terrified with the mere presence of the shark. Our panic may upset them. But if you simply observe their movements, he will be at our fingertips. The legend of man-eating shark, has been disproved. Most...

    published: 25 Jun 2013
  • MALDIVES TROPICAL PARADISE HD - SHARKS - DOLPHINS - WILDLIFE VIDEO

    MALDIVES WILDLIFE by Mo and Kay Photography. Filmed in 2016, this is part of a video set showing the amazing life around these fabulous islands. Mo And Kay are international photographers that enjoy travelling and producing great projects including Martial Arts, Weddings, Landscape and especially Wildlife. Contact us by: info@moandkay.com or http://www.moandkay.com Video copyright 2016 - Email for licensing and bookings etc. We hope you enjoy our video.

    published: 13 Mar 2016
  • Club Faru (Maldives) Local Residents

    Here is some of the wildlife on Club Faru in the Maldives. Footage taken using a Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Camcorder.

    published: 07 Feb 2010
  • Maldives Documentary

    Maldives Documentary My favorite mic: http://amzn.to/2rjC7tF Prior Mic: http://amzn.to/2rjBrEU Mic preamp: http://amzn.to/2rbxq0X Interface: http://amzn.to/2slAJXQ Travel Mic: http://amzn.to/2sgBVKY Studio Headphones: http://amzn.to/2teb3Zk Software: http://amzn.to/2rbKHXg Computer: http://amzn.to/2rTeWFd Speakers: http://amzn.to/2rohjg5 Mic Stand: http://amzn.to/2rbOT9q Script Stand: http://amzn.to/2sV7GY5 Voice Over by Trevor Jones Follow me! trevor@trevorjonesvo.com www.trevorjonesvo.com Snapchat: brokerninja Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trevorjonesvo/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brokerninja/ sennheiser, m-audio, adobe, twisted wave, sony, apple, MacBook pro, saffire, aphex, aphex channel master, apogee

    published: 18 Jul 2014
  • Maldives Wildlife 0.0.5 (Maldivas)

    Maldives 11/13' Canon G15 / Nikon S2700

    published: 28 Nov 2013
  • Wildlife of the Maldives

    Wildlife #maldives #sunnysideoflife #ocean #shark #rays #fish http://viddy.it/zMbWLS

    published: 22 Apr 2013
  • Reef Life of the Maldives in 4K

    Reef Life of the Maldives/Embudu

    published: 07 Jan 2016
  • Snorkeling in Maldives - Vacation in Maldives / Underwater Animals

    Yesterday my wife and I made snorkeling trip in Maldives near Capital Male city. The underwater world was more beautiful than expected. I looks like a paradise, fishes are colorful and they don't afraid of animals. We tried to make as good underwater video as possible to show you how amazing underwater nature is in Indian Ocean. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for «fair use» for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of «fair use». The recent amendments to the Copyright Act of 1976 pertain to music. «Fair use» remains in force for film...

    published: 21 Mar 2016
  • Maldives Wildlife Security Service?

    published: 07 Mar 2012
  • Maldives wildlife 1

    published: 06 May 2016
  • Blue Planet II - wildlife experiences for holidaymakers in the Maldives and Sri Lanka

    Blue Planet II - wildlife experiences for holidaymakers in the Maldives and Sri Lanka https://youtu.be/9HStbe3zQPo BLUE PLANET returns to our TVs tonight with the ever-fabulous Sir David Attenborough narrating us through the best of the wildlife in our planet's sea. Blue Planet is back on our screens tonight with the best showing of life beneath the waves. And if you're feeling inspired to explore in the deep blue sea yourself, there's no better time than now to book a holiday. Whether you chose the Maldives, Sri Lanka or New Zealand: each has something different to offer a wannabe explorer. Fancy it? Read on. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is a paradise for diving and marine life enthusiasts. The resort is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and home to incredible marine life and...

    published: 10 Nov 2017
  • Kandolhu Island Maldives - GoPro and DJI Phantom 3 HD

    Please Like & Subscribe if you like our videos :) We traveled to Kandolhu Island Maldives last October 2016. As part of our month long honeymoon vacation, this was our 4th leg. Prior to that we traveled to Cappadocia (Kapadokya) and Istanbul in Turkey, and Dubai UAE. This video highlights the beautiful Kandolhu Island in Maldives. We flew from Dubai International Airport to Velana International Airport (Malé). From there we took a Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane to a floating dock and were picked up by Kandolhu Island Resort by boat to our destination. We spent 5 days in this paradise on earth. The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls and consists of more than 1,000 coral islands. Known for their extensive reefs, pristine beaches, and insanely blu...

    published: 14 Aug 2017
  • Maldives wildlife Nov 2015

    This video is about Maldives wildlife shot on the Go Freediving holiday in Nov 2015. It was filmed by Emma Farrell, Paul Syms, Roberto de Lisa, Mandy Gore, Delphine Brise and Ali McConnell. Fish identification was by Roberto de Lisa and it was edited by Emma Farrell. See sharks, manta rays, eagle ray, turtles, barrauda, moray eels, remora, and a huge vareity of reef fish! The film was made especially for The Academy of Trinity and Conker Class to remind them of their visit to Bristol Aquarium.

    published: 01 Dec 2015
  • Maldives Wildlife Video

    This is the HD version of a wildlife vid I put together of the various different animals and fish we saw in the Maldives. Hope you enjoy! http://www.alexbuckland.com/maldives-wildlife-video

    published: 04 Dec 2010
  • Morena fish wildlife - Muraena fish wildlife - Maldives.Discover real Maldives.Free Diving.

    We left the gopro camera underwater for a few minutes next to a coral ! Morena fish wildlife - Maldives. Discover real Maldives. The deep of water was above 10-15 meters .

    published: 20 Feb 2014
  • Maldives wildlife 3

    published: 06 May 2016
  • Maldives wildlife 2

    published: 06 May 2016
  • Maldives wildlife 4

    published: 06 May 2016
  • Volunteer in the Maldives | GoEco Marine and Sea Turtle Conservation

    Journey to an unbelievable island in the Maldives and make your contribution to sea turtle rehabilitation! For more information: https://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-asia/maldives/maldives-sea-turtle-conservation?ref=youtube-maldives-long-30-7-17?ref=youtube

    published: 30 Jul 2017
  • ► Adventure Ocean Quest - 24 Hours on the Reef (FULL Documentary)

    Fakarava Atoll is a true underwater paradise that stuns with its sheer diversity of marine life and particularly high populations of manta rays, grey reef sharks and sea turtles. It is one of the only places where big marine animals are found in such dense numbers. Its diversity and richness of wildlife is so unique that Fakarava is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. But the survival chances of these colourful coral reefs are looking very bleak. They may be the biggest living structures on Earth, but they are dying 4 times more quickly than tropical rainforests. Three quarters of all coral reefs are under threat, and all of them could disappear within the next 50 – 100 years. Prof. Serge Plane from the French research center on Moorea “Criobe” is trying to piece together the interrelationsh...

    published: 13 Nov 2015
  • Naturetrek - Maldives, February 2015

    A few snippets of some of the fantastic wildlife our Naturetrek group enjoyed during their cruise around the Maldives in February 2015.

    published: 12 May 2015
  • Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) Sea Wildlife 3

    Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) "Sea Wildlife 3 "

    published: 01 May 2010
  • Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) "Sea Wildlife & Anemonefish 1"

    Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) "Sea Wildlife & Anemonefish 1"

    published: 27 Apr 2010
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Wildlife of the Maldives

Wildlife of the Maldives

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Black-tip reef sharks of the Maldives www.natural-variation.com Valji Varia
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Maldives: diving paradise (full documentary)

Maldives: diving paradise (full documentary)

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  • Updated: 25 Jun 2013
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The Maldives Islands are synonymous with diving. Its capricious geography consists of over 1,200 small coral islands, not all are surveyed and some emerge or disappear, with earthquakes of the sea. The Maldives offer the professional diver and to tourists that plunge for the first time, an evolving paradise. There are more than 4000 species of fish on coral reefs. Only in the Maldives are over 900. Many tourists visit the Maldives for withdraw from the world. The friendliness of its waters and species diversity invites to discover an exuberant underwater world. The novel diver is usually terrified with the mere presence of the shark. Our panic may upset them. But if you simply observe their movements, he will be at our fingertips. The legend of man-eating shark, has been disproved. Most only feeds on mollusks and small fish, but something about their appearance (as an ancestral fear of man) still frightening us. Most species are escondidizas during the day. They take advantage of the night to hunt, from coral crevices where they hide their long bodies, which in the larger species can reach three meters. There are so many species that live on the reef, where is given the disconcerting fact that hunters prey and swim very close to each other. The shark is the lord of the sea. For the diver, swimming beside her is like winning their respect. Some experienced divers roam the oceans in order to boast of being with all shark species. Tourism promotion has enabled the Maldives to develop its economy, although there are still large gaps in their population. Its diffusion as a privileged place of rest and exotic beaches has paralleled promoting diving in the reefs. Thousands of divers immerse every year in its waters. In our world, saturated with artificial images, the ocean offers us an endless entertainment.
https://wn.com/Maldives_Diving_Paradise_(Full_Documentary)
MALDIVES TROPICAL PARADISE HD - SHARKS - DOLPHINS - WILDLIFE VIDEO

MALDIVES TROPICAL PARADISE HD - SHARKS - DOLPHINS - WILDLIFE VIDEO

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  • Updated: 13 Mar 2016
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MALDIVES WILDLIFE by Mo and Kay Photography. Filmed in 2016, this is part of a video set showing the amazing life around these fabulous islands. Mo And Kay are international photographers that enjoy travelling and producing great projects including Martial Arts, Weddings, Landscape and especially Wildlife. Contact us by: info@moandkay.com or http://www.moandkay.com Video copyright 2016 - Email for licensing and bookings etc. We hope you enjoy our video.
https://wn.com/Maldives_Tropical_Paradise_Hd_Sharks_Dolphins_Wildlife_Video
Club Faru (Maldives) Local Residents

Club Faru (Maldives) Local Residents

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  • Updated: 07 Feb 2010
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Here is some of the wildlife on Club Faru in the Maldives. Footage taken using a Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Camcorder.
https://wn.com/Club_Faru_(Maldives)_Local_Residents
Maldives Documentary

Maldives Documentary

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  • Updated: 18 Jul 2014
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Maldives Documentary My favorite mic: http://amzn.to/2rjC7tF Prior Mic: http://amzn.to/2rjBrEU Mic preamp: http://amzn.to/2rbxq0X Interface: http://amzn.to/2slAJXQ Travel Mic: http://amzn.to/2sgBVKY Studio Headphones: http://amzn.to/2teb3Zk Software: http://amzn.to/2rbKHXg Computer: http://amzn.to/2rTeWFd Speakers: http://amzn.to/2rohjg5 Mic Stand: http://amzn.to/2rbOT9q Script Stand: http://amzn.to/2sV7GY5 Voice Over by Trevor Jones Follow me! trevor@trevorjonesvo.com www.trevorjonesvo.com Snapchat: brokerninja Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trevorjonesvo/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brokerninja/ sennheiser, m-audio, adobe, twisted wave, sony, apple, MacBook pro, saffire, aphex, aphex channel master, apogee
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Maldives Wildlife 0.0.5 (Maldivas)

Maldives Wildlife 0.0.5 (Maldivas)

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  • Updated: 28 Nov 2013
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Maldives 11/13' Canon G15 / Nikon S2700
https://wn.com/Maldives_Wildlife_0.0.5_(Maldivas)
Wildlife of the Maldives

Wildlife of the Maldives

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  • Updated: 22 Apr 2013
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Wildlife #maldives #sunnysideoflife #ocean #shark #rays #fish http://viddy.it/zMbWLS
https://wn.com/Wildlife_Of_The_Maldives
Reef Life of the Maldives in 4K

Reef Life of the Maldives in 4K

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  • Updated: 07 Jan 2016
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Reef Life of the Maldives/Embudu
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Snorkeling in Maldives - Vacation in Maldives / Underwater Animals

Snorkeling in Maldives - Vacation in Maldives / Underwater Animals

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  • Updated: 21 Mar 2016
  • views: 15949
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Yesterday my wife and I made snorkeling trip in Maldives near Capital Male city. The underwater world was more beautiful than expected. I looks like a paradise, fishes are colorful and they don't afraid of animals. We tried to make as good underwater video as possible to show you how amazing underwater nature is in Indian Ocean. Copyright Disclaimer: Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for «fair use» for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of «fair use». The recent amendments to the Copyright Act of 1976 pertain to music. «Fair use» remains in force for film and video. No copyright intended. All content used in adherence to Fair Use copyright law. Most of videos are from different Internet users filmed and are freely distributed. All rights remains to the authors of videos. If you are author of one the videos and you want to remove the video from our channel, please contact us
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Maldives Wildlife Security Service?

Maldives Wildlife Security Service?

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  • Updated: 07 Mar 2012
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Maldives wildlife 1

Maldives wildlife 1

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  • Updated: 06 May 2016
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Blue Planet II - wildlife experiences for holidaymakers in the Maldives and Sri Lanka

Blue Planet II - wildlife experiences for holidaymakers in the Maldives and Sri Lanka

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  • Updated: 10 Nov 2017
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Blue Planet II - wildlife experiences for holidaymakers in the Maldives and Sri Lanka https://youtu.be/9HStbe3zQPo BLUE PLANET returns to our TVs tonight with the ever-fabulous Sir David Attenborough narrating us through the best of the wildlife in our planet's sea. Blue Planet is back on our screens tonight with the best showing of life beneath the waves. And if you're feeling inspired to explore in the deep blue sea yourself, there's no better time than now to book a holiday. Whether you chose the Maldives, Sri Lanka or New Zealand: each has something different to offer a wannabe explorer. Fancy it? Read on. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is a paradise for diving and marine life enthusiasts. The resort is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and home to incredible marine life and reefs not to dissimilar to what can be found on Blue Planet II. Since 2012, the resort's resident marine biology team have taken naturally broken pieces of coral and planted them in the inlands’ lagoon where the coral can flourish. Guests at the resort are invited to help out with this, leaving an important environmental legacy for the future. 2017 also saw the first Turtle Rescue Centre in the Maldives opened on Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu as part of their ongoing relationship with the Olive Ridley Project. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu has a beautiful house reef where White Tip and Gray Reef sharks, Hawksbill turtles, Dog Tooth Tuna, Napoleon fish, schools of Blue Stripe snappers, Bat fish and Fusilier fish, Barracuda and Eagle and Manta rays can be seen on a regular basis. Dolphins are also never too far away and our morning cruises on select days will take you to see the Spinner dolphins, while close to the island, Bottlenose dolphins leap over the wakes of nearby boats. Prices on Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu start from £384 for an Ocean Front Villa. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu has a beautiful house reef where hawksbill turtles, manta rays and Gray Reef sharks can be seen on a regular basis Jungle Beach, Sri Lanka Uga Escapes' Jungle Beach in Sri Lanka is the perfect spot for blue whale watching. Off the coast of Sri Lanka, visitors often encounter “super pods” containing 40 or more along with large numbers of Spinner dolphins. Sperm whales can also be seen – they are the largest predators on our planet and also the deepest diving whales. They travel in pods off the coast of Trincomalee, following the matriarchal system similar to elephants. Jungle Beach offers the best of land and sea. The best time to see the blue whales is from May to September as whales continue their migrations from the south coast. At Jungle Beach, a day whale watching trip starts from £105 per person (based on four people per boat). Kaikoura, a small seaside town on the east coast of the South Island, is one of the New Zealand’s leading nature tourism destinations.
https://wn.com/Blue_Planet_Ii_Wildlife_Experiences_For_Holidaymakers_In_The_Maldives_And_Sri_Lanka
Kandolhu Island Maldives  - GoPro and DJI Phantom 3 HD

Kandolhu Island Maldives - GoPro and DJI Phantom 3 HD

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Please Like & Subscribe if you like our videos :) We traveled to Kandolhu Island Maldives last October 2016. As part of our month long honeymoon vacation, this was our 4th leg. Prior to that we traveled to Cappadocia (Kapadokya) and Istanbul in Turkey, and Dubai UAE. This video highlights the beautiful Kandolhu Island in Maldives. We flew from Dubai International Airport to Velana International Airport (Malé). From there we took a Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane to a floating dock and were picked up by Kandolhu Island Resort by boat to our destination. We spent 5 days in this paradise on earth. The Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls and consists of more than 1,000 coral islands. Known for their extensive reefs, pristine beaches, and insanely blue lagoons, Maldives is a lover's paradise. You will find beautiful wildlife on land and in the ocean. Kandolhu Island itself is beautiful. The villas are very modern and spacious and there are only 30 villas in total, which means you get a lot of privacy. The resort is very well-maintained, the staff is very friendly, there are baby black tip sharks and tons of tropical fish for you to explore. Not to mention, the food is out of the world. They even have an all-inclusive option for those that want to feast, and we sure did. If you have any questions about our trip, feel free to comment! Equipment used: Photos: Sony Alpha a5000, and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Video: GoPro Hero 3+, Feiyu G3 gimbal, and DJI Phantom 3 Professional Thank you all for watching and sharing the memories with us!!! Enjoy :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIPASyedCR8 Stay tuned for our next videos from our 5th leg of the honeymoon: Bangkok, Chiangmai, and Krabi in Thailand. For our other videos don't forget to visit: Dubai, United Arab Emirates - GoPro and DJI Phantom 3 HD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYOFKpp0sRw Cappadocia/Kapadokya Vacation 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXR0o... Bora Bora Vacation 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chouO... Santorini Vacation 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tl-u... Mexico Vacation 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ravhD... Los Angeles and San Diego 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksJU6... xx Serene & Jon -------- Music Accreditations: Song Title: Queen Of The Skies Artist: Nicolai Heidlas Song Title: Cinematic Inspirational Music Instrumental Music by: Sophonic Media Link: http://instrumentalsfree.com Song title: Morning Walk - Soft Piano Music - Royalty Free Composed by: Jonny Easton Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHFXQ7Y2cos Song title: Dreamland Music by: Whitesand Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXB_OzMglk4 YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/QxgXXy SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/martynaslau
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Maldives wildlife Nov 2015

Maldives wildlife Nov 2015

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This video is about Maldives wildlife shot on the Go Freediving holiday in Nov 2015. It was filmed by Emma Farrell, Paul Syms, Roberto de Lisa, Mandy Gore, Delphine Brise and Ali McConnell. Fish identification was by Roberto de Lisa and it was edited by Emma Farrell. See sharks, manta rays, eagle ray, turtles, barrauda, moray eels, remora, and a huge vareity of reef fish! The film was made especially for The Academy of Trinity and Conker Class to remind them of their visit to Bristol Aquarium.
https://wn.com/Maldives_Wildlife_Nov_2015
Maldives Wildlife Video

Maldives Wildlife Video

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This is the HD version of a wildlife vid I put together of the various different animals and fish we saw in the Maldives. Hope you enjoy! http://www.alexbuckland.com/maldives-wildlife-video
https://wn.com/Maldives_Wildlife_Video
Morena fish wildlife  - Muraena fish wildlife - Maldives.Discover real  Maldives.Free Diving.

Morena fish wildlife - Muraena fish wildlife - Maldives.Discover real Maldives.Free Diving.

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We left the gopro camera underwater for a few minutes next to a coral ! Morena fish wildlife - Maldives. Discover real Maldives. The deep of water was above 10-15 meters .
https://wn.com/Morena_Fish_Wildlife_Muraena_Fish_Wildlife_Maldives.Discover_Real_Maldives.Free_Diving.
Maldives wildlife 3

Maldives wildlife 3

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Maldives wildlife 2

Maldives wildlife 2

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Maldives wildlife 4

Maldives wildlife 4

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Volunteer in the Maldives | GoEco Marine and Sea Turtle Conservation

Volunteer in the Maldives | GoEco Marine and Sea Turtle Conservation

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Journey to an unbelievable island in the Maldives and make your contribution to sea turtle rehabilitation! For more information: https://www.goeco.org/area/volunteer-in-asia/maldives/maldives-sea-turtle-conservation?ref=youtube-maldives-long-30-7-17?ref=youtube
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► Adventure Ocean Quest - 24 Hours on the Reef (FULL Documentary)

► Adventure Ocean Quest - 24 Hours on the Reef (FULL Documentary)

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  • Updated: 13 Nov 2015
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Fakarava Atoll is a true underwater paradise that stuns with its sheer diversity of marine life and particularly high populations of manta rays, grey reef sharks and sea turtles. It is one of the only places where big marine animals are found in such dense numbers. Its diversity and richness of wildlife is so unique that Fakarava is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. But the survival chances of these colourful coral reefs are looking very bleak. They may be the biggest living structures on Earth, but they are dying 4 times more quickly than tropical rainforests. Three quarters of all coral reefs are under threat, and all of them could disappear within the next 50 – 100 years. Prof. Serge Plane from the French research center on Moorea “Criobe” is trying to piece together the interrelationships of coral reef dwellers in order to better understand why they are so sensitive to environmental change, and how they could be protected in the future. This ecosystem is so fragile and sensitive to change that once one link in a coral reef’s chain of life has been removed, it can have dire consequences for the entire reef. Working out how this chain works, and what makes this ecosystem so unique is instrumental to the quest of preserving it. Prof. Serge Plane has specialised in a very particular aspect of relationships amongst reef organisms: communication. He wants to find out how the animals communicate and how this serves their quest to survive. He has already accumulated a wealth of underwater recordings of sounds in a coral reef. But his normal approach requires him to place hydrophones in strategic static positions across the reef. It is an inefficient, limiting and labour-intensive approach. Frederic is able to increase the efficiency and success of Prof Serge Plane by approaching animals directly and respond to their behaviours. The scientist’s current recordings do not follow animals during different behaviours, so being able to selectively record behaviours could be an eye-opener for this type of research. As a noiseless freediver, Frederic is able to trigger certain behaviours and associated sounds by being in the water with the animals without influencing them with cumbersome diving equipment. For example, he is able to record alarm sounds by giving sudden chase to specific fish. So far, it has not been possible for Prof Serge Plane to record behaviour as specific as this because conventional diving gear makes too much noise. The team dives at every time of day and night at a specific spot on the atoll to observe different species during their own activity cycles, and to see how life on the atoll transforms at different times. But again, Christian and Frederic have to remain cautious and plan their expedition meticulously. Again, they make the most of local knowledge to prepare themselves for the task in hand. Polynesian mythology is full of marine life – it plays a very important role in local culture. Manta rays, for example, stand for freedom, while sea turtles personify wisdom and long life. Frederic and Christian meet Maitata, a pearldiver from this island. Few people could tell the team more about the local wildlife from the point of view of Polynesian peoples. Once again, the stories this experienced local man has to offer help Christian and Frederic to build a better and more accurate picture of what lurks beneath the waves in this area. Over their time working, Frederic and Christian repeat their dives on the atoll at different times of day and night. The night-dives can be a bizarre experience with an edge of the otherworldly about it. And the sharply reduced visibility does make these excursions particularly dangerous for Frederic – it would be all too easy to loose orientation and as a result risk his life. The combination of their observations of the reef at different times of day and night and the recordings of reef sounds prove invaluable to Prof. Serge Planes research. And as he builds up his database of recordings, the interrelationships of coral reef organisms becomes clearer. Frederic and Christian’ observations have allowed fascinating insights into the complex web of connections of this finely tuned ecosystem. Ultimately, it may be this kind of research that could help to preserve the world’s coral reefs well into the future.
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Naturetrek - Maldives, February 2015

Naturetrek - Maldives, February 2015

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  • Updated: 12 May 2015
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A few snippets of some of the fantastic wildlife our Naturetrek group enjoyed during their cruise around the Maldives in February 2015.
https://wn.com/Naturetrek_Maldives,_February_2015
Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) Sea Wildlife 3

Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) Sea Wildlife 3

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Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) "Sea Wildlife 3 "
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Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) "Sea Wildlife & Anemonefish 1"

Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) "Sea Wildlife & Anemonefish 1"

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Diving Maldives (Faafu Atoll) "Sea Wildlife & Anemonefish 1"
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