Nekton Mission concludes meeting with local stakeholders


Nekton Mission concludes its meeting with local stakeholders ahead of it’s deep sea expedition in the south of Maldives.

British oceans NGO Nekton met with local councils of Laamu Hithaadhoo, Addu City, Fuvahmulah, and Gaafu Alifu Villingilli this week alongside Maldives Marine Research Institute (MMRI).

The expedition to study the country’s midnight zone is planned for 4th September through early October. The initiative is being conducted in collaboration with the Maldives government.

Little is known about life below 30m in the ocean, which is the legal limit for scuba diving in the country. The expedition aims to document the diversity of life underwater where sunlight ends and the deep ocean begins in the Indian Ocean.

This will be the last expedition conducted by Nekton for its 2019-2022 study.

Nekton’s expedition into the Maldives and Seychelles is supported by the Commonwealth and the Blue Prosperity Coalition.