Entries in #conservation (69)

Monday
Feb122018

Energy  Consumption

Coral reefs are dying, polar ice caps are melting and there is an increase in freak weather events; all as a result of global warming and climate change, but what can we do about it? One answer is to reduce our energy consumption and improve out carbon footprint. Here are a few simple tips on how you can start reducing your energy usage and help the environment:

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Monday
Feb122018

Migratory Cetaceans in  Tenerife

As one year draws to a close and people celebrate the beginning of a new year, many animal species may also be preparing to undertake their annual or seasonal migrations. Animal migrations are defined as “the movement of a vast number of animals”; and it occurs in many species. Included in lists of migratory species are a number of cetaceans that travel through the waters around Tenerife.

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Monday
Feb122018

Spermaceti

Have you ever wondered why the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, has such a big head? Nearly one third of the cetacean’s entire body mass is made up by its gigantic melon, and at first glance it looks very impractical. Plowing its way through the water like a school bus, it's hard to imagine how much energy must be burnt in the process. When you compare it to the very streamlined bottlenose dolphin, the sperm whale’s head appears to be a clear impediment. So why is it so huge?

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Monday
Feb122018

Are They Really  Free?

The point is, I love whales and dolphins and this piece of writing may or may not make sense to some of you...hopefully it does, and hopefully it may even get some of you thinking.

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Monday
Feb122018

Meet the striped  dolphins

Last week our team was lucky enough to add another cetacean to the list of observed species – the striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) and, as always, we would like to introduce it to everyone.

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Tuesday
Jan302018

From Tenerife to  Fiji

I went to Tenerife to do whale and dolphin conservation in July of 2017. From the second I landed I had a smile glued to my face, as I knew I was in for a treat but I never really knew how amazing the next three weeks of my life would be.

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Tuesday
Jan302018

Do Dolphins and Whales  Sleep?

It’s hard to imagine a whale or dolphin sleeping. Do they simply float at the surface, completely unaware of their surroundings?

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Tuesday
Jan232018

Rubbish on the shore - not just marine life that’s being  affected

Seeing a cat strolling around the beach and sniffing on the different pieces of rubbish made us realize once again how directly animals are being affected by garbage produced by humans.

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Wednesday
Jan102018

Meet the Atlantic Spotted  Dolphins

In our project in Tenerife we work with two cetacean species: the short-finned pilot whale  and the bottlenose dolphin. However, from time to time, our volunteers and staff members are lucky enough to see other cetaceans out there and this is always a reason for complete happiness.

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Wednesday
Dec202017

The Angel  Shark

On a snorkelling trip around the coast of South Tenerife, we were lucky enough to encounter an angel shark in its natural habitat.

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