Friday
Apr202018

The Canary  Current

The island of Tenerife benefits from the “Canary current” - a stream of cool water created by surface winds that pass by the island on their route down from the coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Friday
Apr202018

Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus  griseus)

Flickr | Don OwensRisso’s dolphins are a widely distributed species; found in temporal and tropical locations, from the Northern Welsh Coast to the Philippines.

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Wednesday
Apr182018

Size Really Doesn’t  Matter!

Image adapted from original by MorningdewToday we witnessed an incredibly strange and interesting interaction between two species of whales. It was very exciting! The day started well - Bahriyeli was back on the water, freshly painted in a striking white and blue combo, and our new volunteer, Olivia, went on board with our research officer on Frontier’s first official boat trip on the ‘new-and-improved’ Bahriyeli.

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Monday
Apr162018

Could It Be  Orcas?

For the past few weeks Frontier staff and volunteers have been lucky enough to not only encounter the cute, resident short-finned pilot whales and the curious bottlenose dolphins, but also the playful short-beaked common dolphins, acrobatic Atlantic spotted dolphins and elegant Sei whales.

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Wednesday
Apr042018

A Shout-Out To The Filming  Crew

De la boats! From my first week here I have been blessed to have met some of the best filming crew around. The cherry on top of any boat ride or experience around the world, especially when you are off at sea to look at whales and dolphins, is the crew. And just as importantly, the filming crew who are also on board to capture every moment of your ride.

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Monday
Mar192018

Meet The Humpback  Whales

Some people are a lot luckier than others and whale watching is definitely one of those activities in which it shows.

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Thursday
Mar082018

Seeing Sei Whales and Common Dolphins  

It was a Monday morning, bright as day, warm sunshine and crystal clear blue waters. What is so special about this day? The very fact that myself, a boat full of tourists, the crew and a fellow Frontier volunteer saw some species of cetaceans that are incredibly rare in the Canary Islands, specifically in Los Cristianos in South Tenerife.

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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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