G+ YouTube Pinterest Instagram
The Gap Year Blog

Project Blogs - Tenerife


I have just finished my 2 weeks here in Tenerife - It has been fantastic! I came here hoping to experience some close encounters with whales and dolphins and I wasn’t disappointed!

Click to read more ...

During the Anthropocene, historically more than 70% of the Earth’s surface has been covered by water. With atmospheric temperatures progressively increasing, this percentage is gradually rising.

Click to read more ...

After our community beach clean up’s through our rocky intertidal zones our research assistants have been taking a closer look at what animals live in these zones.

Click to read more ...

One of the most rewarding activities is the beach clean-ups. It is hard work to pick up all the trash on the beach, because there is a lot of trash, but it is so nice to see the before and after.

Click to read more ...

Mount Teide is probably Tenerife’s most prominent feature. The volcano at the island’s heart takes up the skyline wherever you are and provides a vantage point to view much of the Canary Islands. It does have an air of mystery about it though, so here are 15 fun facts about Mount Teide!

Click to read more ...

Whaling is regarded as a barbaric practice in many parts of the world, whereas in others it’s considered a mainstream form of hunting or sport. In this article we take a look back at the history of whaling, the ways in which it is currently carried out and the implications this has for marine species as well as for humans.

Click to read more ...

I'm sure people have been saying clever things about getting lost since the Classical poets. I've not read anything I prefer to my own adage: if you've never been lost you've never gone far enough. There's something quite wonderful about being lost, especially since it's quite a challenge these days. Don't recognise a street? Gmaps will lead the way! Until, of course, you don't have data and have to stop relying on a device to make up for your own shortcomings.

Click to read more ...

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. The water was calm, smooth rollers cruising toward the shore as we chugged out to sea on Eden, a fibreglass catamaran that must've done the same journey thousands of times before.

Click to read more ...

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. In the last years, I particularly try to help the worldwide conservation efforts by organising beach cleanings and debris cleaning as a diver.

Click to read more ...

Dolphin and Whale watching are highly popular tourist activities in Tenerife, but did you know that there are both national and international laws to govern how these activities should be conducted? These rules are in place to try and limit the human impact upon the behaviours and lifestyles of the wild Cetaceans in the area.

Click to read more ...

1 / 10 out of 21