Beedi bol meyre- the hammerhead shark

The underwater life of Fuvahmulah is a scene of utter beauty and home for unique species of fish. Hammerhead shark, locally known as beedibol meyre, enjoys the unique geographical characteristics of the ocean surrounding the island. We call it beedibol meyere, as its unusual head is like a cushion and base of coconut leaf. This fish is among… Read More »

The bird that can dive up to 35 m is around us

It was in the 80s. “Mom, there is a bird screaming and cackling. It’s eerie,” in the dim light of kerosene lamps, I remember asking my mom about a bird that screamed almost every night. My mom clarified by saying that it was Hoagolhaa. The high pitched calls of the bird were heard from a coconut palm tree in a nearby… Read More »

Crawling on the mighty jumbolan tree

“Hinga dhanva binnaha. Baivaro ebathee” (lets go to pluck Jambolan fruit. there are loads now), this is a typical request among the youngsters during the season of this savory fruit. Plucking the fruit of this tree is a fun for many people especially youngsters, who set off to “dhambo val” – the thick vegetation of the area where these tree… Read More »