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Project Blogs - Tenerife


I decided to join the Tenerife Whale & Dolphin Conservation when I was looking for an internship abroad for one of my courses of my university. I always wanted to get to see a new part of the world and I have always had an special place in my heart for dolphins. So, for me, this was an perfect opportunity; getting experience of living abroad, make a valuable contribution to the conservation of different whale and dolphin species, and in the same time, completing one of my courses from university.

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Every year, there is one of the most famed parties in the world; ‘Santa Cruz de Tenerife’, which is second to Rio de Janeiro, in Brasil. Today, Team Tenerife of FRONTIER joined in with the celebrations in Santa Cruz to spectate the parade, which is held each year on the 5th of March.

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This week it will not really be a blog but a photo collection. We received a lot of videos and photos of recent volunteers. Some volunteers created notebooks of their time here while others made beautiful collages.

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I wanted to end the year and start a new year giving back to the planet and extending my campaigning and knowledge to cetacean (dolphins, whales and porpoises).

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As you might know, over 2/3 of the earth is covered in water.

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El Médano is located on the South-East of Tenerife. It is known as the Bohemian resort of the island; a paradise for surfers, boogieboarders and windsurfers since there is almost always a perfect breeze allowing the perfect wave. As surfers would say ‘’when you get in the impact zone, get back up because you never know what’s over the next wave’’. The next wave is always coming.

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Salted small potatoes that are served throughout Tenerife. They are great on their own or served with red and green mojo sauce.

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Dolphins have shown empathy towards humans. There are multiple stories of people lost in the sea, threatened by sharks and being rescued by dolphins. One of which happened to Adam Walker in 2014 in New Zealand. He is a British extreme long-distance swimmer. He went out to swim Cook Strait in New Zealand. In his second hour everything seemed to go amazing as twelve dolphins appeared and started swimming alongside him.

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The electricity has been off for a couple of days now. Tonight, we have decided to organize a barbecue. We will give a couple of tips on how to make your BBQ the best BBQ of the year.

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If you’ve chosen the Canary Islands whale and dolphin conservation project with Frontier, then that means you’ve made it to Tenerife, the largest one of these cool Spanish islands located just off the coast of Africa! Congratulations! Before you get settled in the Frontier house and begin your exploration of this awesome area, here are some tips for you to know.

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