Entries in ocean (14)

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
Mar212016

Marine Mammal Masters

Mammals are a darn cool animal family. It's a family of diversity, adaptability and new mysteries yet to discover. This diversity is what has helped generate some amazing mammal skills too. Let’s narrow it down though, and focus on some of the most awe-inspiring mammals of the lot: Whales

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Monday
Jul212014

Volunteer Photo of the Week: Katie Worsdall

Another Monday means another wonderful photo from around the world. Our pick of the week is this stunning image of a dolphin taken by Katie Worsdall whilst on Frontier's Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates & Turtle Conservation project.

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Wednesday
Jul092014

The threat to unexplored depths

Two recent discoveries at the bottom of the ocean have highlighted how little we really know about our planet’s least explored and most threatened ecosystem.

 

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Wednesday
Jun042014

World Oceans Day 2014

Celebrated annually on 8 June, World Oceans Day (WOD) is an opportunity to raise global awareness

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Monday
Jun022014

Volunteer Photo of the Week: Charlie Wheeler

Charlie Wheeler took this photo in the ocean surrounding Mafia Island, whilst on Frontier's Madagascar Marine Conservation and Diving.

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Wednesday
Apr302014

Zanzibar’s seaweed harvest under threat from climate change

Rising sea temperatures have caused huge losses in the small-scale farming practice which has been supporting the island’s women for 25 years, demonstrating the need for adaptation in small-scale farming globally.

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Wednesday
Apr022014

Global Warming Threatens Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are incredible, ancient inhabitants of the planet’s tropical and sub-tropical seas.

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Monday
Oct282013

Volunteer photo of the week: Laura Tulip

Laura Tulip worked as an Assitant Research Officer on Frontier's Cambodia Island Beach Conservation project where she took this fantastic shot.

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Wednesday
Aug212013

Finding Nemo? Meet the real stars of the ocean

For every animal lover or anyone with a passion for marine conservation, Finding Nemo is one of Pixar’s most loved creations.

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Tuesday
Jul092013

Volunteer photo of the week: Daniel Melamdowitz

Daniel took this simply beautiful sunset shot in Madagascar whilst he was volunteering on Frontier's Madagascar Teaching project. If you think Daniel's shot deserves our volunteer photo of the month crown head over to the Frontier Official Facebook page later in July to vote him as the winner.

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Thursday
May302013

Job Jealousy: Jordi Chias, marine photographer

Jordi Chias is a freelance photojournalist specialized in underwater and marine themes. His work includes extreme sports like cave diving, free diving and deep wrecks, and he is also working on travel articles and natural history subjects.

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Wednesday
Apr032013

The best places to dive around the world

The ocean covers roughly 70% of the world’s surface and offers almost limitless opportunities to explore a completely alien environment. Discover intricate marine ecosystems and wonder at the myriad of underwater species you’ll encounter when you learn to dive.

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Monday
Aug222011

Great Migrations of the Animal Kingdom

This week we’re looking at some of the most incredible mass migrations in the natural world. With so many amazing journeys to choose from, deciding which ones to explore was far from easy.

Kicking things off today with the marine world, be sure to stay tuned this week to learn more about some of the most iconic and awe-inspiring voyages undertaken by land and air.

Pacific Salmon Run – North America and Canada
 
All five species of Pacific salmon migrate between freshwater and saltwater during their life cycle. Having made the journey from the freshwater streams in which they are born to the sea, they then return to these freshwater sites to lay their own eggs. Different ‘runs’ exist within the different species of Pacific salmon, with the Adams River sockeye run being one of the most famous. During their strenuous and lengthy spawning mission, the salmon face many different dangers, such as starvation (they do not feed once they leave their saltwater habitat) and hunting by humans, bears, otters and eagles. Man-made dams are increasingly posing a problem to the salmon. As if this was not enough to contend with, the salmon then fight one-another once they arrive at the breeding grounds.

Sardine Run – Southern Africa
 
This annual extravaganza is one of nature’s most impressive spectacles. The ‘run’ begins in the cool waters south of the African continent, where large shoals of sardines form before moving north into the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean. This mass migration of hundreds of millions of sardines is brought about by the movement of their main food source, plankton. As a cold-water current moves to the north, the sardines have no choice but to follow. This in turn attracts a vast array of predators to the area such as dolphins, sharks, sea birds and the immense Bryde’s whale, creating what has been dubbed ‘the greatest shoal on Earth’. The BBC’s incredible footage of the phenomenon is a truly amazing watch.

By Alex Prior