CHANGES TO THE TANZANIA HIPPO PROJECT
21 Feb 2013
Over the next few months the Tanzania Marine programme wants to initiate a conservation and ecoto...
THE THREATENED UNDERWATER WORLD
4 Dec 2012
For years our precious underwater world has been taken for granted, firstly for its resources and...
CARIBBEAN CORAL REEFS IN DANGER
18 Sep 2012
A recent report by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has re...
MAFIA ISLAND MARINE PARK A PLACE TO REMEMBER
13 Aug 2012
Mafia is a wonderful Island lying on the southern coast of Tanzania, near to the Rufiji Delta.
ROBOCOD - THE FUTURE OF (MARINE) LAW ENFORCEMENT
30 May 2012
Scientists at the University of Essex have helped design a robotic fish capable of monitoring pollution.
Unknown underwater biological noises aka: fish farts!
4 Apr 2012
Marine biologists from the Centre of Ocean Technology at the Universit...
Snorkel surveys with local students on Mafia Island
13 Dec 2011
Research on the Tanzania Marine Conservation & Diving project based on Mafia Island has been working more closely than ever with the local schools in the last week.
Research in Tanzania is go, go, go!
16 Nov 2011
A jam-packed phase for research volunteers in Tanzania
A whale of a time with whale sharks!
2 Nov 2011
It’s an exciting time to be with the Frontier Tanzania marine project at the moment!
Hippo Excitement in Tanzania
27 Oct 2011
With volunteer training coming to an end anticipation is high for surveys to begin
Mud, mud, glorious mud – hippos wallowing in Tanzania
22 Sep 2011
Finishing last phase with a bang, our team on Mafia Island off the Tanzanian coast went to investigate sightings of a 'bloat' of hippopotamus....
A fishy solution?
20 Jun 2011
It would be fair to say that the connotation of successful captive breeding programs for endanger...
Protecting earth's 'blue' carbon
28 Mar 2011
The rapid destruction of coastal ecosystems has seen the importance of these huge carbon sinks in the fight against climate change.
17 Mar 2011
An welcome increase in trigger fish!
Is ecotourism beneficial to mangroves?
10 Feb 2011
Recent mangrove surveys on Mafia island, Tanzania have highlighted the role that the tourism industry can play in habitat destruction.
De-Finned Shark Found in Chole Bay
21 Jan 2011
The Mafia Island team in Tanzania found a shark without its fins this week; a sad sighting which is part of a much larger global problem.
Over-fishing blamed for Urchin outbreak
17 Jan 2011
New research shows that over-fished areas have a higher abundance of sea urchins comes as bad news for coral reefs. This emphasises the importance of fishery management strategies, such as MPA's.
Birds & Bats: Life on the Line
6 Dec 2010
Power lines are resulting in numerous bird deaths. However, according to a recent report, preventetive measures can be taken to reduce the incidence of fatalies.
Warning: Ecosystems Out of Service
26 Oct 2010
The need for conservation is greater than ever, according to a recent report from the WWF.
22 Oct 2010
On a recent dive the volunteers on the Tanzania Marine project were lucky enough to see not one, not two, but FIVE turtles!
Fish on the menu again!
31 Aug 2010
The Frontier Tanzania Marine team have been collecting data on the commercial fish around the Marine Park, to determine the extent to which fishermen are benefiting from the conservation measures.
Reef Fish populations recovering on Mafia Island
29 Jul 2010
Reef fish are extremely important within coral reefs; however, many species are threatened. In Tanzania the Frontier team have been studying the reef fish populations in intensively fished areas.
Promising Results for Corals in Tanzania
21 May 2010
Tanzania African Wildlife Conservation AdventureIn 1995 the first multi-user marine park was created in Mafia Island based on Frontier data
Great hopes for fisheries on Mafia Island!
18 Mar 2010
Following the return of Frontier within the Marine Park boundaries, near the village of Utende, monitoring efforts are now concentrating on investigating the impact of the Marine Protected Area
Diary of Henry Marriner
1 Mar 2010
We went snorkelling along a reef in the bay this afternoon; just to give us a quick taster of what’s to come. There are so many fish!
Coral Recruitment and Recovery in Tanzania
5 Feb 2010
Following the recent move of the Tanzania Marine team back within the Mafia Island Marine Park, the research team have begun a new research project
Back to the marine park!
21 Jan 2010
Current volunteers in Fiji were given the unique chance to snorkel with some gentle giants as Manta birostris
Swimming with Whale Sharks in Tanzania
10 Dec 2009
I glance above the water and 20m away a monumental fin towers upwards
Sharpnose Puffer Fish Population Inflates!
16 Nov 2009
The Tanzania Marine Research team has recently observed an unusual phenomenon on the reefs of Mafia Island
There She Blows! Frontier’s Having a Whale of a Time
1 Oct 2009
Volunteers on both our Tanzania Marine and Madagascar Marine Programmes have been rubbing shoulders with ocean giants – humpback whales
Fish spa on Mafia Island
8 Sep 2009
In the crystal east coast waters of Mafia Island, Frontier’s Tanzania Marine Research Team are carrying out a groundbreaking study into a shark's best friend: cleaner wrasse
Where eagles nest
25 Jun 2009
Frontier's marine research team on the Tanzanian Island of Mafia don't spend all their time with their heads down surveying the coral reefs
Fish on the menu again!
The Frontier team in Tanzania are currently collecting data on the commercial fish both within and outside the Mafia Island Marine Park in order to assess the potential benefits to local fisherman.
THE CAPACITY OF FISH TO COPE
Photo Courtesy of pommekiwi1
Recently there has be...