Have a peak into my work with volunteers through Zoox.
Apologies for being more of a curator, than creator of late. Work has been extremely busy and exciting. This is the new video from Zoox, all about the experience programmes we run for people wanting to get into the marine conservation sector.
We shot this at the end of last year in Moalboal and Puerto Galera, Philippines, but we’re expanding the programme to include Vietnam and Thailand in the upcoming placements (woo!)
If you’re interested in the programme, please let me know. You wouldn’t be the first person to join Zoox through Tumblr :)
Love from post-summer Philippines (phew!)
New Zoox Website
Don’t mind my shameless work plug:
We’ve just launched the new Zoox website! Please check it out - we focus on the professional development of volunteers who want to develop their skill set for a successful career in marine conservation, whilst supporting high-impact conservation projects like Green Fins.
We’ve got 8-week experience programmes in SE Asia, or one day training courses in the UK.
I might be bias because I now work for them, but I did the volunteer programme and it was rewarding in it’s entirety. They’ve kept me on, and now I get to share that experience with all our volunteers!
You don’t have to be a marine biologist, conservation needs people from all backgrounds. But to do the experience programme, you do need to be a confident diver with at least 50 logged dives,
Check out the shiny new website: www.zoox.org.uk
NB. Many of the photos were taken by the charismatic and highly talented Neil Wilkinson.
True Facts for your Monday morning
- Video by Ze Frank
Everyone knows that manatees are the most calming creatures in the animal kingdom.
When I find myself in times of trouble, Manatee will come to me. Whisper words of wisdom, Manateeeeeeeee.
Slow Life of Corals and Sponges by Daniel Stoupin
”To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking).”
Dive shop art.
Sam Craven is a marine conservation specialist fighting for the marine ecosystems of the Philippines by educating divers and dive centers on how to properly take care of the environment.
Thanks to my ex-Volunteer Rietta for interviewing me for her blog <3
Q: Where you from?
Pteroidichthys amboinensis by Bo Mancao
I’m guessing you’re from the US - and I think the courses depend on the college. You’ll have to get in touch with the professors or careers department or, if any followers can pitch in here.
A Brit-schooled Filipino resident is probably not the best person to ask ;)
Have a look into the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) - they many have need of volunteers for campaigns that aren’t necessarily near the sea! If you can’t find anything on the website - write to them!