The formation of the Maldives

The formation of the Maldives

The Maldives, a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean. The country is made up of a chain of 26 Atolls, with around 1,200 coral islands (give or take, the islands are always changing!) The formation of the Maldives is a story that dates back millions of years. The Maldives sits on a submarine ridge that…

Crabs

Crabs

Crabs are a diverse group of crustaceans that are found in both marine and terrestrial environments. While some crabs live in the water, others live on land, and both are equally interesting to observe. The Maldives is home to many different species of crabs, including hermit crabs, the swift footed rock crab and ghost crabs.…

Cleaner Shrimp

1000 species of shrimp

About 1000 species of shrimp live in the tropical seas. To name just a few here we go: Harlequin shrimp Banded Boxer shrimp Hinge-beak shrimp Anemone shrimp Imperial shrimp Sea star shrimp Whipcoral shrimp Thin armed shrimp Cleaner shrimp Tapestry marble shrimp Snapping shrimp Squat shrimp Featherstar shrimp They can be herbivores, plantivores, carnivores or…