By josie 

January 31st, 2023


Wildlife in the

Let's explore the Maldives:

In fact it is made up of around 1,190 individual islands.

The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator

The dry season (November to April), punctuated with northeast winter monsoons.

The Maldives has a year-round hot tropical climate with two distinct seasons.

The wet season (May to October) associated with southwest monsoons and strong winds.

1. Sharks

Many shark species love the Maldives archipelago for its ideal waters and abundance of food.

Shark season is a small window, January-March; this is the Maldives‘ dry season when the seas are at their calmest.

2. Turtles

The Maldives is home to five of the world’s seven species of sea turtles.

Two that are regularly seen, namely the critically endangered hawksbill turtle and the endangered green turtle.

3. Stingrays

These creatures are best to be observed from a reasonable distance due to their venomous stings.

Manta rays in the Maldives are present from November to April on the western side of the atolls and from May to October on the eastern side of the atolls.

4. Dolphins

Maldives is famous for different varieties of dolphins, including Fraser’s dolphin, Risso’s dolphin, Spinner dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and spotted dolphins

The best part of Maldives is its crystal clear waters which help you easily spot a dolphin or any other marine being.

5. Coral Reefs

You will be able to witness more than 2000 coral reefs in the Maldives.

The atolls of the Maldives form the central part of a tremendous underwater mountain range stretching for over 1250 miles.

6. Flying Fox/Fruit Bat

Fruit bats can be spotted all around the island - their distinct squeaking sound will sure draw your attention.

It is one of the biggest bat species in the world with a wing span up to five feet.

7. Bird Life

Over 167 species of bird can be found endemic to the islands of the Maldives.

The most commonly seen sea birds are herons, cranes and seagulls.

There are more than 12 species of herons, the most common being the grey heron.

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As you can see, the Maldives is far more than just white, idyllic beaches and clear waters!