Entries in #manatee (11)

Wednesday
Jan102018

Manatees came back for  Christmas!

As we were getting ready to celebrate Christmas here in Belize, we still continued our usual scientific activities with our volunteers. One of them consists in looking for manatees from the boat for our manatee database.

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Thursday
Aug172017

Manatees And Diving: A Busy Week In Caye  Caulker

This week we welcome four new volunteers to the project. Two of them were here to work on our Manatee Conservation Programme and two came for the Marine Conservation and Diving. This means that we spent a lot of time in the water, and a lot of time on the boat.

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Tuesday
Jun062017

Grass Is Always Bluer On The Other  Tide

I love grass. People give me the weirdest look when I tell them I study seagrass, they love the fact that I study the manatees, but very very rarely will anyone say ‘oh very cool, seagrass must be interesting!’

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Wednesday
May312017

Meeting The Gentle  Giants

I have been in Caye Caulker for 3 months now and I had the opportunity to encounter numerous amazing creatures already. From the quiet nurse sharks, the curious stingrays, the shy turtles or even playful dolphins, every animal has its own behaviour and reacts differently to human presence.

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Monday
May082017

Saving The World... One Manatee At A  Time

Belize is a small beautiful country nuzzled right between Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. The worlds second largest reef runs along the country.

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Tuesday
Jan312017

Time Flies When You're Counting Manatees

When I first arrived I was told by nearly everyone I came across that here on the island life is all about learning to “go slow”, a lifestyle that is highly contagious! Despite this, I feel like I arrived, blinked and suddenly 1 month has past.

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Wednesday
Aug032016

Manatee Conservation In Caye Caulker

I always had a passion for marine mammals, so I chose Frontier’s manatee conservation program as part of my 2nd year overseas trip project for my marine biology course.

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Monday
Jul182016

Manatee Sightings 

A couple of weeks ago the world celebrated shark week, but for us here in Belize we decided it was going to be a week of keeping our fingers crossed for manatee sightings!

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Monday
Jul112016

A Month in Caye Caulker Studying Manatees 

When I first told my dad I would be taking a gap year he said, “okay, but make sure you do something useful with your time,” so since I had recently decided to study zoology at university I decided to volunteer with Frontier as a manatee conservationist for a month.

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Tuesday
May312016

Manatee Sightings

In the 21st year of my life, never having been outside of Europe and always having had a big interest in animals and nature, I decided I wanted to go abroad and volunteer. Doing something to help conserve our planet’s fragile ecosystem.

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