Entries in #volunteer (48)

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

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

Local  Friendship

Here at Frontier Madagascar we are blessed to have excellent relationships with the local community that have been carefully cultivated over our 7 years of work on Nosy Be.

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Tuesday
Jan232018

All the delights of  Diving

I'll never forget my first Open Water Dive. The adrenaline which I've now learnt accompanies every dive was bubbling through my veins much like the air from a regulator. The feeling of astonishment when you put your head under the water and see fish dart past you in amongst the corals, colours so vivid you almost can't believe your eyes.

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Thursday
Jan182018

A New Life In The Tropical  Jungle

Hey I’m Lucie, Frontier’s new Marine Assistant ResearchOfficer at camp in Madagascar! Over the last few days I’ve been familiarising myself with camp life, met all of the other members of staff and volunteers and started training for the invertebrate and reef fish surveys.

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