Entries in marine (13)

Friday
Apr272018

Manatee  Watching

Before Frontier, I hadn’t really considered volunteering before. I had wanted to travel for a few months but had succumbed to the usual post-graduate hesitation and couldn’t make enough money or time to actually go anywhere.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

Interview With A Tour Guide 

Caye Caulker is a small island in the Caribbean where most people grew up as fishermen. As the years passed, fish stocks plummeted;

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Tuesday
Apr242018

The Hidden Evils of  Sunscreen

Sunscreen is killing our oceans little by little. Now this is not to say we shouldn’t protect our-selves from the sun’s harmful rays but we all need to be much more proactive and responsible in our use.

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Tuesday
Apr242018

Seeing Belize with fresh eyes  again

I have lived out here for 16 months now. The drive on the boat up to base passed all the mangroves with the magnificent sunset in the background has become a norm for me.

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Wednesday
Apr112018

'Memories That I Will Cherish Forever' - Read Jonathan's  Story

In the summer of 2017 I finished school and had a year out before I would start studying marine biology at university. It was always in my plans to visit a new part of the world in this time, and as my school had previously informed me about Frontier I did some research into what they offered.

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Wednesday
Apr112018

Beneath the Belizean  Waves

Exhausted, sweaty and as overladen as a Saharan camel, I must have been quite a sight when I first met Doryan and the rest of Frontier Belize. However, within an hour all thoughts of rest were out of my mind as we sped over the azure waters of the Caribbean.

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Monday
Mar262018

The Lionfish  Derby

Yesterday was the second annual lionfish derby I helped organise! For those of you who don’t exactly understand what I mean let me give you a breakdown of how the day went.

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Tuesday
Mar202018

How I got my dream  job

As I sit here and think back to my time at university I remember thinking to myself that when I was done with my degree I wanted to move to a tiny island in the Caribbean and count fish and measure seagrass for a living. Never did I think that this would be my reality a few years later.

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Monday
Mar192018

Ainslie’s beauty pagent (for  fish)

Wikipedia | Christian MehlführerI’ve seen an array of fish whilst in Caye Caulker. They come in weird shapes and sizes and have a variety of behaviours.

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Monday
Mar122018

The Many Talents of the  Parrotfish

Flickr | amanderson2

Parrot fish (scaridae) are one of the key species in coral reefs worldwide. Not only are they important reef grazers who help keep down algal growth that can smother healthy corals but their poop makes up the whitest sandiest beaches. But that shouldn’t put you off walking on the beautiful shores of the Caribbean.

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