Monday
Jul182016

How to Celebrate Summer

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.

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Tuesday
Jul122016

A House Full Of Volunteers 

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?

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Monday
Jul112016

The P place - Puerto De La Cruz

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!

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Monday
Jul042016

Let The Summer Begin!

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

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Monday
Jun272016

Flipper, Can You Hear Me? Problematic Noise Levels For Cetaceans

This week the team in Tenerife have been educating the public about how human noises can effect cetaceans

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Tuesday
Jun212016

What We Do On The Boats 

Being out surveying cetaceans is obviously our main goal when we are out on the whale watching boats, but it is not the only thing we do! These are tourist boats we are on, so every time we go out we also have a group of ten to 60 passengers with us.

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Wednesday
Jun082016

Happy World Ocean Day!

You must have wondered numerous times: what is it like to go snorkeling with a turtle in the waters of Playa Paraíso? Well, I am here to tell you exactly what it is like on World Ocean Day. I hope that you will meet our special green friends soon when you volunteer at the Tenerife Whale and Dolphin conservation project.

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Monday
Jun062016

Finca Punta del Lomo - Visiting Banana Plantations 

Going to the one of the many banana plantations in Tenerife may not be first on your list of things to do on a potentially short visit to the island; however given that you can’t take the bus without seeing one, they aren’t particularly easy to avoid.

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Wednesday
Jun012016

Bye Bye Lorain!

Three months went by very fast and our ARO Lorain is leaving us already! Of course she already has her next adventure mapped out, but let´s hope she won´t forget us and the pilot whales here in Tenerife.

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Monday
May162016

Cetacean Conservation: Whales and Dolphins Need Protecting!

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognizes a total of 87 cetacean species - 15 are ranked as “Critically Endangered”, “Endangered” or “Vulnerable”, and 45 ranked “Data Deficient”. The overall conservation status of cetaceans and their environment is being monitored, but why do they need conserving?

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