Le Méridien Maldives appoints new Marine Biologist

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Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa has appointed Felicity Jerams as its new marine biologist.

“The Maldives is one of the most vulnerable and lowest-lying countries, where the impact of climate change, including rising sea temperatures and levels and beach erosion, can be felt every day. Located in Lhaviyani Atoll the eco-conscious haven is home to an array of wildlife and a diverse mix of flora and fauna across, from vibrant, underwater coral gardens to intricate mangrove forests and seagrass meadows,” the resort said. 

“Felicity will work on marine conservation, working to create coral frames to protect and help grow the ecosystem and work to identify coral, turtles, rays and sharks, as well as monitor their health over time.”

In partnership with the resort’s dive partner, Sub Oceanic, she also works with guests to participate in a range of immersive conservation initiatives.

Originally from the UK, Felicity Jerams studied Marine Biology with Zoology at Bangor University, and started her career working at aquariums at Chester Zoo and later at Anglesey Sea Zoo before moving into conservation, where she trained as a Marine Medic, working with the North Wales Seal Research Organisation on conservation projects in Costa Rica. 

“Working and living in the Maldives was a dream, moving out here and seeing how amazing the marine life is and seeing animals I have never seen before is very fulfilling and getting to share my knowledge with the people of the resort and the guests fills me with joy every day,” Jerams said.