Entries in marine (30)

Friday
Jul212017

The Effects of Global Warming on  Mangroves

Mangroves have been a beneficial source of life from the start. But as global warming becomes a greater threat to the ecosystem, mangroves have been dying out, causing more and more problems along the shoreline.

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Monday
Jun262017

5 Destinations for  Snorkellers

Snorkeling is one of the most popular marine activities amongst travelers and with good reason! Our projects in Tenerife, Fiji and Belize are only 3 of the places that a passion for snorkeling can take you. Here are our top destination finds for your best and most diverse snorkeling experiences…

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Wednesday
Nov302016

New Research: Pilot Whales Babysit Calves

A team of scientists discover a new behaviour displayed by Pilot Whales in Canada. Just like babysitting in humans, alloparental care is the care of a young animal by another adult that is not its parent, known as the alloparent. The phenomenon is common in many social animals, even fish, but this is the first study identifying it in Pilot Whales.

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Thursday
Nov242016

Marine Protected Areas Explained

One fifth of known ocean species are categorized as Threatened by the IUCN, with the number increasing 52 times per year! But did you know only 1.2% of our oceans are protected from threats that face them today? Never before have Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) been more valuable for ocean species conservation, our Online Media Intern investigates how they work and what their future holds.

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Thursday
Oct272016

Bioluminescence: Tropical Forest Species And How They Can Shed Light On New Medicines

The natural world has been creating light for over 400 million years through chemical reactions. In the ocean, more than 90% of species use bioluminescence to light up their lives, however, did you know bioluminescence has evolved in some land species too. Fireflies, fungi and even snails use light to survive. The amazing skills these species possess can even aid in medical research! 

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Monday
Jul252016

GPS Tracking Technology To Save Endangered Hawksbill Turtles

Sometimes it feels like the world is advancing at an unprecedented rate, but that isn’t always a bad thing and in this case it is actually very positive. In April, the Nature Conservancy and scientists in the Arnavon Community Marine Conservation area tagged ten endangered Hawksbills with GPS trackers and have been collecting data on them ever since.

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Monday
Jul182016

The Devastating Impact of Coral Bleaching 

The devastating coral bleaching event that is currently sweeping the globe and leaving devastated reefs in its wake is now set to continue through to 2017, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Monday
Jun272016

Don’t Find Dory: Why Animals in Films Should Stay In The Wild

After the popular Pixar movie Finding Nemo hurt the population of wild Clownfish, many are predicting that the same disastrous aftermath will befall upon the Blue Tangs following the recent release of Finding Dory on June 17.

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Wednesday
Jun152016

QUIZ: Which Adventure Activity Should You Try? 

Who doesn't like a little bit of adrenaline and adventure in their life? Well, with today's quiz you can find out exactly that! Have a run through it and find out which Adventure Sport you should have a go at!

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Monday
Jun132016

World Oceans Day, Swedish Coal Sales, Light Pollution and a Climate Change Breakthrough: 7th – 13th June 2016

Well that’s another week that has been and gone and along with it came a whole host of environment news. This week we are looking at World Oceans Day, Swedish coal sales, a study related to the world’s light pollution and a climate change breakthrough in Iceland. Here’s your weekly Frontier environment news roundup:

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Tuesday
May272014

Volunteer Photo of the Week: Jenny Dent

A pod of dolphins seen off the coast of Costa Rica. The photo was captured at the opportune moment whilst on a short cruise

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Friday
Mar142014

San Francisco and the Shark Fin Debate

California has recently begun to fully enforce a ban on the possession and sale of shark fins. Government officials, local business owners, and activists in San Francisco react to the controversial legislation.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

The New Age of Sail 

Have you ever considered that it might be a sailor’s life for you? Well, don’t worry. You’re not the only one. It seems that more and more people have been asking this question, despite it being one you’d more likely expect from an 18th Century runaway. It just so happens that sailing is making a huge comeback.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

Action Needed to Cull Shark Finning

Sharks are in danger of becoming resigned to history. With the heavy fishing of these predators, they are becoming prey themselves, and this is mostly due to the value of their fins – which are being used for lucrative trade and commerce.

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Tuesday
Jan282014

Top 5 Backpacker Dive Sites

It’s not just what’s on the surface that counts when you're travelling.  From incredible corals to sharp-toothed monsters, there is a whole other world to experience below sea-level.

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