Entries in #marine (39)

Wednesday
Feb082017

A Perfect First  Expedition

It was a perfect day to hit the water; a bit of wispy cloud sitting near the horizon, just outlining the bright blue sky above us. It was breathing a gentle force 2, enough to cool us off under the hot sun but not nearly enough to send hats flying into the Atlantic.

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Monday
Jan162017

One Week In South Tenerife!

My first ever week on the Island of Tenerife is coming to a close and I will be sad to go home. I chose the project as I am considering doing a Master’s degree in Marine Conservation.

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Wednesday
Oct192016

Making Adventure Happen 

Like lying on the beach tanning yourself all day, dreaming of adventure? Yes? Then don’t bother to read on! Happy to make adventure happen, love to see wildlife in their natural habitat and prepared to muck in? Then you should have been with me this week in Tenerife.

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Monday
Sep052016

A Week Of Firsts 

Tenerife Whale and Dolphin conservation has seen a lot of firsts this week. Some volunteers here for a longer period had their first week, we’ve had our first presentation night and I went to the local Mexican restaurant for the first time.

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Monday
Aug222016

Do I Need To Be a Marine Biologist?

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.

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Tuesday
Aug162016

An Encounter With A Hammerhead Shark

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!

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Tuesday
Aug092016

Sand, Sunburn and Saving Whales – My Week in Tenerife

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..

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Monday
Jul252016

My Trip As A Marine Biology Student 

"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"

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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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