"So far I’ve seen Pilot Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins which has been really breathtaking; when they get close to the boat you can see them incredibly clearly and they are so beautiful!"
Thinking about joining the Whale and Dolphin project? Reading about the research may scare you a little, but there's nothing to worry about, you'll have plenty of training! Our Research Assistant Paula will give you the rundown of how it works to join a project with no previous experience.
Last week we headed out on the catamaran to try and get some pictures of Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins for the photo ID part of our project. We ended up coming across something we would've never expected!
Volunteer Oscar Naden sums up his time on the largest of the Canary Islands. Find out what his favourite moments were from a wekk on the project..
What is your favourite dish? Mac and cheese, omelette, a Sunday roast? Now imagine trying to cook this for 35 people, in a normal sized kitchen.
"I participated on the Whale and Dolphin Conservation project for a week. After completing my first year of Marine Biology at University, I was looking for a trip to give me inspiration and let me see past all the exams and coursework and know that it does lead to something greater"
So summer is here! In the UK, we usually celebrate the first day of sunshine simply by enjoying it and being outside. Here in Tenerife, there is a little more going on.
We have been preparing for this week for what seems like forever: building bunk beds, making schedules, bulk-buying food (a 20 kilo stock of pasta and rice is normal, right?) - all for the arrival of 30 volunteers. So, what does it look like to have a house full of volunteers?
The north of the island is dramtically different to the south and worth a visit when you are in Tenerife. Find out what a trip to Puerto De La Cruz like!
We are on the island of eternal spring. Ironically, we don't notice spring as a season, we only differentiate between winter and summer. And summer is the season based less on climate than on the three months of summer holidays which bring tourists from everywhere to the island. More tourists than usual, that is