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Backpacking, Welsh To…

Kevin Bennett - WCA Intern 19/10/2016 - Backpacking, Welsh Towns and Friendly Whales   So after a few weeks of backpacking which took me from Buenos Aires to Paraguay and then to the amazingly spectacular Foz Du Iguazu in Brazil,  I was ready to head to Patagonia and resume...

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Lost in Translation

Emma Watton, WCA Intern 15/10/2016: Lost in Translation   After spending my first week on the boat and getting to know the people and the area, I came to the conclusion that spreading the message of the #neteffect to passengers on board was going to be a challenge....

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The Reach of Ripples

Rose Anne Everson, WCA Intern 12/10/2016: The Reach of Ripples   My mission as a WCA Net Effect Campaign intern included engaging with as many people as possible on the ocean after they have encountered cetaceans (whales, porpoise and dolphins) living wild and free in their natural habitat. I...

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The 1st Trip, Puerto…

Emma Watton, WCA Intern 08/10/2016: My 1st Trip, Puerto Piramides   After 18 hours flying and 21 hours on a bus, I finally made it to Puerto Piramides, the small but beautiful town in the south of Argentina. After quickly dumping my bags at my new home Bahia...

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What a welcome!

Pippa Hayter, WCA Intern 06/10/2016: What a welcome!   After what felt like a lifetime of flying I arrived in Port Elizabeth. The sun was out and I was ready for bed! I arrived at my accommodation in Seaview and was blown away by how stunning it was!...

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Humpbacks, Marine…

Celine van Weelden , WCA Intern 01/10/2016: Humpbacks, Marine Musicians   Humpbacks can be seen off the coast of Mozambique between August and November, on their migration south to their summer feeding grounds in Antarctica.   One of the most common ways to spot them is from their blow. This...

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My First Encounter

Celine van Weelden, WCA Intern 24/09/2016: My First Encounter   My alarm went off at 5:00am, it was still partly dark outside and freezing cold. Wrapped tightly in a raincoat over multiple layers of swimwear, I trudged down the sand track to Angie’s house where everyone was busy...

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Brighton and Bahia…

Emma Brown, WCA Intern 23/09/2016: Brighton and Bahia, Worlds Apart   While Brighton and Bahia feel worlds apart, being a Brit in Brazil has so far been enjoyable, eye-opening and often entertaining. After only a week at The Humpback Whale Institute, the other interns have introduced me to...

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Humpbacks and Dolph…

Emma Brown, WCA Intern 16/09/2016: Humpbacks and Dolphins - A Day to Remember!   Stories of the Humpback Whale Project research trips have an almost mythical quality. Even researchers with thirty years experience in the field are likely to see something unexpected. A couple of weeks previously, the...

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Four Weeks. 50 Trips….

Eva Prendergast, WCA Intern 02/09/2016: 4 Weeks. 50 Trips. 47 Identified Humpbacks.   In the North Atlantic, Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are given names based on the individual patterns on the underside of their flukes, not ‘pet’ names. These names are also not gender specific; this is because...

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