Entries in #volunteer (43)

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

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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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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Wednesday
Dec062017

2 Weeks in  Tenerife

I  have grown up near the seaside and lived near the sea all my life. Having a full-time  job as a scientist in human genetics, I try to do my best to spend my free time either by sailing trips or by diving.

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Wednesday
Nov292017

The  Shearwater

Although Frontier Tenerife has a primary aim of studying and highlighting the impact of human activities on native Whale and Dolphin species, did you know that there are other species living on the island that can also be effected by mankind?

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Thursday
Nov092017

Meet The Pilot  Whales

The short finned pilot whale, also known to scientists as Globicephala macrorhynchus, is one of the four resident species around Tenerife Island, along with the sperm whale, the bottlenose dolphins and Risso’s dolphins.

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Wednesday
Oct042017

From Volunteer to Staff  Member

I first joined Frontier as a volunteer in early October 2016. At the time I was studying Exotic Animal Management and was required to complete 300 hours of work experience in an animal based sector, and I tell you what, the 133 hours I gained from frontier was some of the best life experience I have ever had.

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