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Maldives

Introduction

The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. Ita’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. It has the distinction of being the lowest and flattest nation on the Earth, with average elevation being 1.5 metres and the highest elevation being 2.3 metres the Maldives has a brimming marine life with real killer whales, false killer whales, dwarf sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, striped and spotted dolphins as well as pilot whales. There can be as many as 200 dolphins in one school of dolphins. The Maldives is also popular all around the world as one of the best places to spot Whale Shark, the largest fish in the world, ranging from 18 to 32 feet. For an island country like the Maldives, drastic climate change and rising level of oceans is a major threat. A number of islands have already been cleared because of the rising waters in the ocean and their interference in freshwater resources. For drawing attention towards the same, Maldives held the first underwater cabinet meeting in 2009 which drew wide media attention. The Maldives has some of the most exquisite and luxury island resorts on the planet. Some of the resorts occupy an entire island and offer private boat or seaplane pickup and drop from the Male airport.



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