Entries in #conservation (21)

Wednesday
Oct042017

My life as a Research Assistant

I’m now at the end of my placement here, and what an experience it has been! For the past month, I’ve been a Research Officer for the marine conservation and diving project on the Frontier camp based on Mafia Island, Tanzania.

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Thursday
Sep282017

A Diving  Blog

I’ve been at the Frontier camp on Mafia Island for one week now and it’s been amazing! Before coming here, I’d never been scuba diving before, and now, it’s only one week in and I’m an Advanced Open Water diver! Over these past four days, I’ve done 9 dives, so it’s been pretty intense but I’ve loved every minute of it.

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Thursday
Sep212017

Plastic pollution on Mafia  Island

Much of the economy on Mafia Island comes from the ocean. Whether this is from tourism, fishing or transport, you could say life here revolves around the water.

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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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