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#Throwback to March when we had the great pleasure of welcoming the winners of the 2016 Eco-schools Award to #Aldabra. The group of 11 students and their teachers spent four nights on the atoll and had an introduction to the magic of Aldabra. The trip is sponsored by SIF each year as the star prize of the annual Eco-schools award, run by the Department of Education. We loved having this group on the atoll and look forward to the next trip... .
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#tbt #Seychelles #AldabraAtoll #environmentaleducation #tripofalifetime

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Aldabra's giant tortoises 🐢 are perfectly adapted for surviving the atoll’s harsh terrain and climate. They can live for weeks without food and water which enables them to survive Aldabra’s aridity and extended dry season. They drink large amounts of water when it is available which they store in their bladders for long periods of time. Incredibly, they have an adaptation that allows them to drink through their nostrils. Combined with the shape of their snout, this allows them to drink water from small and shallow puddles that they otherwise could not drink from. 📷: Adam Mitchell
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#Seychelles #Aldabra #AldabraAtoll #Aldabragianttortoise #tortoise #evolution #adaptation #survival

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Aldabra is famous for its ‘champignon’ terrain, created by tidal erosion of the soft limestone. The tides rush in and out of Aldabra’s lagoon through its three major (and few minor) channels twice each day, and this daily movement of millions of tonnes of water has created one of the most beautiful and visually striking landscapes in the world. .
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#Seychelles #Aldabra #AldabraAtoll #paradise #tropicalisland #UNESCO #worldheritagesite

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This week, the Aldabra staff said goodbye April Burt, the Aldabra scientific coordinator, who leaves us to start her PhD at the University of Oxford. She will be greatly missed but we hope to see her back on Aldabra soon as part of her studies. We are thrilled to welcome Cheryl Sanchez as our new scientific coordinator, Cheryl has been on Aldabra a week now and is already fitting right in ☺️

#Seychelles #Aldabra #AldabraAtoll #conservation

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Spinner dolphins inhabit the sea around Aldabra year round, these highly entertaining dolphins were named for their unique behaviour of leaping and spinning - they've been giving the staff at Aldabra a great show! #Seychelles #Aldabra #AldabraAtoll #dolphin #acrobatsofthesea @dominicjean15

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Peer into the depths of a complex mangrove root system - an important breeding ground for many species of fish, including sharks and a safe area for juvenile turtles. Mangroves are one of Aldabra's most interesting habitats! #Aldabra #AldabraAtoll #Seychelles #mangrove #shark #turtle #dontgetlostinthemaze!

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Photograph by @thomaspeschak A stealthy silvertip shark swims just below the ocean's surface. Dusk is when these sharks become very active and ascend into shallower water to hunt. This photograph was made in the awe inspiring protected waters around Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles. I don't convert many of my images to black and white, but every once in a while I come across a frame which works wonderfully without color. For more photos of #sharks and other ocean predators please #followme @thomaspeschak

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Photograph by @thomaspeschak A stealthy silvertip shark swims just below the ocean's surface. Dusk is when these sharks become very active and ascend into shallower water to hunt. This photograph was made in the awe inspiring protected waters around Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles. I don't convert many of my images to black and white, but every once in a while I come across a frame which works wonderfully without color. For more photos of #sharks and other ocean predators please #followme @thomaspeschak

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