Entries in #explore (27)

Wednesday
Feb072018

The Fence of  Mangroves

Surrounding the camp and the village, along the beach and growing next to the rivers here, are mangroves. They easily stand out; looking either like floating big bushes during high tide, and thin ents covered in shells walking on nail mats during low tide.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

Switching Islands for a  Day

As a weekend trip lead by frontier staff, including myself, we ventured to the island of Nosy Tanikely, which is surrounded by corals and protected from fishing as a marine park.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

One Week  In

Sunday 4th of February, exactly one week after arriving in Hell-Ville. In other words, the end of my first week volunteering for Frontier. One weeks adventure easily seems a lifetime now. Seven days ago, it seemed like a huge challenge and life at camp was absolutely NOT what I expected. In all fairness, no Kit list or field brief can really prepare you or give you the full picture of how things run around here. No, not what I expected at all... but much, much better.

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Wednesday
Feb072018

Collaborating with WIO Bleaching  Assessment

For the past seven years, we’ve been collecting data on the coral reefs around Nosy Be. In that time a lot has changed. The oceans have had a tumultuous time, seeing El Niño events – periods of severe sea surface temperature increase – in 2015 and 2016. The effects of these events extend to our coral reefs, causing bleaching and mortality of some corals, whilst others remain.

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Tuesday
Jan302018

First  Impressions

In the week that I have been here I have settled in to camp and gotten to know the communities. From leaving London when it was raining, to arriving with hot weather was such a relief as I had been told that it was cyclone season. In the last week it's been getting hotter and hotter day by day and the adjustment to the heat is slowly happening. 

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