Entries in #conservation (18)

Thursday
Aug172017

Seagrass, Surveys And  Butterflies

Tropical sea grass beds are typically the highest in the world for seagrass species diversity and Mafia Island is no exception!

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Wednesday
May312017

Tanzania Is About More Than Just  Diving

I came to Mafia for a short 2 weeks, with the aim of learning more about what I see when diving and what impacts what I am seeing underwater. I was welcomed warmly into camp from day 1 and by day 2 felt I had been here for months.

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Tuesday
Apr042017

Patrolling The Bay In Mafia Island Marine  Park

Our day starts with getting up at roughly 05:30. After getting our gear ready (notepad, binoculars, phones) we walk down to Big Blu to meet with a member of the marine park team and the boat captain. Once we have checked the boat is ready to go (fuel, lifejackets etc.) we head out into the bay, usually shortly after 06:00.

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Thursday
Mar302017

Trip To  Mewe

We walked down to the beach and got into a little boat which ferried us across to Chole Island. We were met there by Maya and her parents Jean and Anne, and Nicki too.

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Tuesday
Mar212017

Whale  Sharks

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), are the largest fish in the sea. They can grow up to a length of 20m and are thought to live up to 100 years. They feed mainly on zooplankton and tiny fish that they filters out the water.

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Tuesday
Mar142017

Crown Of Thorns  Cull

When most people think of conservation it usually inspires thoughts of researchers studying animal behaviour, patrolling some vast wilderness, designating an area as a national park/reserve or freeing a trapped animal from a net. So it may seem odd to some that killing animals for conservation purposes is practised.

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