Entries in #volunteering (13)

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

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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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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Wednesday
Jan102018

Christmas and New Year on the  Beach!

I didn't know what to expect when I booked a trip abroad to spend Christmas and New Year with a group of strangers in a remote location across the world.

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