Entries in marine conservation (46)

Monday
Aug142017

Animal Profile: Narwhals 

Dubbed the unicorn of the sea, the Narwhal remains an elusive, enigmatic mammal that has fascinated mankind for over three hundred years.

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Wednesday
Jul262017

QUIZ: What Type Of Animal Are  You?

Are you more of a flamboyant flamingo or a lonely lionfish? Take our quiz to find out which animal group you belong to!

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Wednesday
Jul192017

QUIZ: Which Dolphin Species Are  You?

There are a lot of different dolphin species out there, each with their individual behavioural patterns and unique habits. Take our quiz to find out which dolphin species you are!

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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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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
Nov232015

What a Load of Rubbish: The Problems of the Platisphere 

A group of marine biologists stand in full protective gear surveying the scene in front of them, which is something of a mess. The 15-meter long sperm whale carcass, which is draped across the Tainan coastline, would be a cause for attention on most days, but this whale is about to achieve a level of notoriety that most others have not. It is full of plastic. 

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Friday
Nov062015

5 Celebrities That Are Helping To Change The World

With great power comes great responsibility, and these are five famous faces that take that notion very seriously, using their influence and reach to bring global issues to the forefront.

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Wednesday
Oct212015

Seeing Double: How Many Orcas Are There?

It is seen as one of the most fearsome marine predators on the planet, and recent incidents at SeaWorld, as well as the 2013 documentary Blackfish, have thrust it into the limelight, but just how much do we know about the killer whale?

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Monday
Oct122015

Coral Bleaching: It's Time To Save Our Oceans

Coral reefs are the reason many people try diving. They are a source of income for tourism but also for local fisheries. They are home to a quarter of the ocean’s fish. And they are under serious threat due to the third wave of coral bleaching.

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Thursday
Oct082015

The Tuna Trap: Unsustainable and Illegal Fishing

The plight of tuna fish is becoming worse and worse. Despite its place as a household-favourite the saltwater-swimmer is becoming increasingly endangered due to illegal and unsustainable fishing.This week Greenpeace released their Tinned Tuna League Table which highlights some big name brands who are only adding to tuna’s troubles.

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Wednesday
Oct072015

Quiz: Which Volunteer Abroad Programme Should You Do?

Are you eager to volunteer abroad but not sure which programme would suit you best? Take our handy quiz and find out what your perfect placement is!

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Tuesday
Sep222015

What Makes A Successful Marine Protected Area?

A marine protected area (MPA) is an area of the marine environment (i.e. seas, oceans or great lakes) where human activities are restricted by law and are given special protection by governments

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Monday
Sep212015

7 Things You Didn't Know About Jellyfish

They may be found in every ocean on Earth, but jellyfish are still some of the most mystifying creatures in the world. Often underestimated, these animals harbour some of nature’s most innovative adaptive techniques – here are a few facts you may not know about jellyfish.

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Wednesday
Sep022015

Travel the world as a volunteer

Volunteering at the local food shelter or RSPCA, which is very noble and helps your community. But once you are ready to leave home and travel, you can still volunteer and help out across the world. Whether in a community or with wildlife, or even putting your teaching or medical skills to work, there is always someone who will embrace it and be grateful for your help.

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Thursday
Jan292015

Dolphin Rehabilitation: A good deed or just plain cruelty?

Captive rehabilitation is often promoted as a good deed with the animals’ wellbeing in mind and a way of saving stranded dolphins so that they can be released back into the wild. Unfortunately that is not the whole story. Many dolphins never leave captivity once they have been “rescued” due to the low success rate of captive rehabilitation. Marine mammals such as dolphins simply aren’t made for life behind bars. 

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