Entries in #whales (34)

Wednesday
Sep062017

Tenerife Hasn't Seen The Last Of  Me

My expectations of Tenerife were far exceeded when I arrived, there's always something different to see in every direction, from picture perfect mountain peaks, rustic villages, tall rigorous cliffs and of course, the open blue sea that surrounds you!

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Wednesday
Aug302017

Island of  Variety

It's no wonder Tenerife is one of the most popular destinations for European tourists: 350 days of sun and a subtropical climate are the reasons that the largest of the Canary Islands is also called the “Island of Eternal Spring“.

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Tuesday
Aug222017

My Time In  Tenerife

To be honest, I had never heard of Tenerife or the Canary Islands before coming here with Frontier. Being from Australia, it is not a regular holiday destination, but after finishing my studies in Zoology and Ecology, I decided it was a perfect place to gain more research experience. So, I made the 35-hour trip over in May for 3 weeks.

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Thursday
Aug172017

The First Time I Rode The Ocean  Waves

Waves crashing could be heard from a distance as we carried our surfboards across the sandy beach of El Medano. We stopped midway along the beach where the white foam of waves could be seen forming from the horizon

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Monday
Jun052017

The Two Species Of Pilot  Whale

The latest blog from Tenerife looks at the only two known species of Pilot Whale; Short-finned and Long-finned.

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Wednesday
May312017

The Atlantic Spotted  Dolphins

Three times I’ve seen Spotted dolphins in the last two weeks. In the stretch of water between La Gomera and Tenerife there is a huge group of over 100 individuals who have paused here whilst on their migration from the Bay of Biscay and the Bahamas to equatorial waters and back.

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Tuesday
May232017

Tenerife  Diving

I arrived in Tenerife excited to begin my volunteer experience with Frontier. As a newly qualified marine biologist, what could possibly be better than spending almost every day out at sea looking for whales and dolphins.

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Wednesday
Mar222017

You Won't Be Disappointed, Trust  Me

Having applied to volunteer for a project involving sighting and recording scientific data on wild whale and dolphin populations in the vast open Atlantic Ocean, my expectations before coming where; I might see something in the space of two weeks, maybe a single pod of dolphins or a few whales if I’m lucky but I found myself constantly surprised with each boat expedition.

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Thursday
Mar022017

Pizza And Peter  Pan

Los Cristianos is the sort of place where you can get a full English breakfast or a Subway as readily as you can in London. There's nothing wrong with that but I'm quite glad that there's big swathes of this island which aren't really like that at all.

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Tuesday
Feb212017

Exceptional Luck On Peter  Pan

As we cast off I remembered that I'd been rather spoilt on my first trip out and expected that this one would probably be rather less eventful. I really couldn't have been more wrong.

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