Entries in #volunteering (13)

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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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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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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Tuesday
May232017

Fore Reef  Dives

This week we had a wonderful opportunity to dive on the deep section of the barrier reef next to Caye Caulker, it gets pretty choppy once you get past the reef out to the open ocean and our little boat can only handle so many huge waves so we have to go when the weather is calm.

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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
Apr252017

Time  Flies

The thing with volunteering is, that it feels like you have just arrived but at the same time it feels like you have been at this place forever, which is a strange and beautiful feeling.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

My Time In Caye  Caulker

My time here has been incredible to say the least...

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Wednesday
Apr122017

The 2nd Lionfish  Derby

Last weekend the 2nd edition of the lionfish derby took place here in Caye Caulker. Frontier is one of the member of the organisation committee alongside local businesses.  As you read in our previous blog, lionfish are a big problem here in Belize and it is in the best interest of local fishermen, tourist operators and marine conservation in general to try to mitigate the lionfish population on the reef.

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Thursday
Mar302017

When Trash  Floats

I spend my summers in Boston, MA on the beautiful Charles River as a kayak guide. I take camp groups, business trips, tourists, bachelorette parties, you name it, out to paddle and I love being on the water. So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that there was a build-your-own raft race the week I arrived in Caye Caulker

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Tuesday
Mar212017

Lionfish in  Belize

Lionfish has been said to be one of the most aggressively invasive species on the planet.

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