Entries in #nature (7)

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
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
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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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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Monday
Apr252016

My First Fortnight In Belize

Hi, my name is Tori, I'm a 19 year old languages student and I am spending six weeks in Belize as part of Frontier's Marine Conservation & Diving programme.

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Monday
Dec292014

My last week in Belize

A week is not long enough! My week here began with perfect weather and hundreds of stars. We walked the nature trail and cleared a lot of the rubbish that had washed ashore along it then an afternoon swim at base.

Towards the end of our week here, we conducted a conch survey. We took a boat out to near shark alley and free dived for queen conchs along the transects, then recorded their lip width and length. It was an amazing experience!  You are forever seeing new fish, stingrays and even a barracuda everywhere! At base, we have a lot of residents; crabs and iguanas will come and say hello every evening. I’d recommend coming to Belize to everyone!

By Tom, volunteer

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