Wednesday
Dec062017

Dredging  Paradise

Caye Caulker was hit by a hurricane in August 2016. This event changed the island as a lot of buildings were damaged, docks were destroyed and roads flooded. Another problem arising from this catastrophe was the shore being deeply modified with huge amounts of sand being dragged by the currents, wind and big waves.

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Wednesday
Nov292017

Diving, Surveys and Fun in  Belize!

My name is Natalie, I have traveled to Caye Caulker, Belize from Ontario, Canada. I have come here to take part in the Frontier volunteer dive program for 3 weeks.

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Wednesday
Nov292017

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Actun Tunichil Muknal  Cave

Apart from Caye Caulker, volunteers visiting our project sometimes take time off to visit other beautiful sites around Belize.

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Wednesday
Nov222017

Coral Bleach  Watch

This week the Fisheries Deparment of Belize requested our assistance to conduct the annual Belize Coral Reef Watch Program, as part of the Meso-American Coral Reef Watch Program.

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Thursday
Nov162017

Dive and Science  Training

As we welcomed our new volunteers this week for the month of November, we started teaching them some important knowledge that’s necessary to run our research here in Caye Caulker.

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Thursday
Nov092017

Belizean Boat  Captain

As the project coordinator here on the Frontier Belize Project, one of my responsibility is to drive the Frontier boat. Having passed my captain licence in Switzerland on the quiet Swiss lakes, I was a bit apprehensive driving a boat in the sea and bringing volunteers to the reef everyday.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

What is coral bleaching and why we should care about  it

Coral reefs cover less than 2% of the ocean surface. However the reefs harbour more than 25% of our oceans fish. A reef protects the land, and therefore the people on the lands.  The reef is a source of food, it’s a huge source of medicine and has an economic, political and environmental value way higher than you can imagine due to the enormous knock-on effect a reef has.

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Wednesday
Oct042017

Dogs of Caye  Caulker

Caye Caulker is home to a wide variety of our favourite companions. Every volunteer who’s joined us has had a favourite dog that they met here. They are the real mascots of the island and always there to cheer up tourists and locals.

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Wednesday
Sep272017

5 Tips For Taking Underwater  Photos

After spending 6 months here in Belize, I had the opportunity to take a lot of pictures underwater. A lot of volunteers have been asking me for some tips on how to take better pictures, so here are my advices:

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Tuesday
Sep192017

The Importance of  Mangroves

It's easy to overlook the seemingly nondescript trees that often line the land found between the sea and the coastline. These trees don't grow fruits or nuts, nor are they ideal for shade or breeze but what they do have to offer far surpasses all of the above qualities.

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