Photos’ credit: Leonel Antonio Zelaya Cerezo (Guatemala) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)
The inserted picture shows Fish population surveys in Kuredu island (Maldives).
Kuredu which is located 150 kilometers from Male, the capital is considered the most popular resort island in Maldives. The reefs fringing the island are easily accessible to snorkelers and filled with a diverse range of fish and coral.
Depending on reef zones and water depth, the marine life may slightly changes. In the southern reef, damsel fish, triggerfish, parrotfish and small octopuses, sea turtles, eagle ray and small sharks can be spotted. The marine life in the northern reef is dominated by stingray, eagle ray, sea turtles (green sea turtles, hawksbill), and blacktip reef sharks. In general, the biodiversity in Maldives enjoys a variety of species of demersal and epipelagic fish including sharks, marine turtles, whales, dolphins, corals, crabs, shrimps, mangroves and others. Some marine protected species occur in Maldives including Napolean wrasse, black coral, giant clam, whale shark, and manta ray.