- India should be given a helping hand- Gayoom
- India to reassure Maldives of defence cooperation
- Mandela was the greatest statesman the world has seen – President Yameen
- JSC shuffles judges regardless of CJ’s statement
- Nasheed used democracy as tool during his rule- Riyaz
- Transparency survey is baseless- MNDF
- Pakistan High Commissioner calls on the Vice President
- Utility services in Raa atoll Dhuvaafaru island handed over to MWSC
- 20 Maldivian Officers training in Protection of Important Building programme by Turkey Police
- Some institutions refrain from giving information- ACC
- Govt to decide on unfinished resorts within 100 days
- Revised budget increased to MVR 17.5 billion
- Majlis perceived as the most corrupt institution
Sea snake found in Lh.Maafilafushi lagoon
The trainees of Marine Corps Basic Course have discovered a Yellow Bellied Sea Snake at Lh.Maafilafushi lagoon. The 14 inch long sea snake was found by the Marines while they were swimming at the area. Once they spotted the snake, it was immediately reported to their instructors and thereafter caught using a net.
The snake is currently being kept securely in the Marine Corps Training School and it is reported that the snake caused no injury or harm to any personnel.
According to analysts, the sea snake found in Maafilafushi lagoon is believed to be a Yellow Bellied Sea Snake (Pelamis platurus). is also calledYellowbelly Sea Snake or Pelagic Sea Snake. Yellow-bellied sea snakes are usually found within a few kilometers of the coast and prefers shallow inshore waters. It is unknown to be very agressive, usually reluctant to strike, and often strikes without injecting venom. Yellow-bellied sea snakes has low venom, but it is still considered potentially dangerous to humans.