Blog posts for Tenerife archive

Whale, whale, whale, what have we here?

First things first, congratulations to the winners of the pub quiz, Ali, Yaz, Jake and Luke, despite stating the area of Tenerife to be 280,000km². For reference, the area of the UK is only 243,610 km². The quiz was Tenerife themed, but it was varied. Other questions included: -What is the Latin name of the Tenerife…

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mk396    January 16th, 2017    Tenerife, Tenerife archive    , ,


Day 2 started with a lecture from Brent (a Spanish-speaking Kiwi/ island biogeography expert #ScientistGoals) about his team’s research around the Canary Islands. They have been sampling for beetles and conducting genetic analyses to work out who came from where, and how ancient landslides have influenced the arthropod populations on Tenerife by forming ecological barriers…

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mk396    January 12th, 2017    Tenerife, Tenerife archive    , ,

Easyjet -better than the Beagle!*

The sun set as our plane circled the island to land- which meant it took a while to locate our hire vans. Efficient communication via the walkie talkies ensured we were soon on our way, winding up the mountains in the dark. As one of the lecturers pointed out ominously, ‘at least we can’t see…

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mk396    January 9th, 2017    Tenerife, Tenerife archive    ,

T minus 2 weeks – Tenerife

It’s almost Christmas Day, and in 2 weeks the Tenerife field trippers will be off! Hopefully everyone’s wish lists to Santa went something like this: *Practical clothing for the field, including sensible shoes and thick socks *Top of the range binoculars *Ear plugs *Toilet roll *Some light reading, preferably ‘Natural History of Tenerife’ for the journey…

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mk396    December 24th, 2016    Tenerife, Tenerife archive

Mount Teida! Exploring the landscape at 2000 meters!

Today we travelled upwards through large expanses of pine forest to Mount Teida National Park for a guided tour through the park garden and across the area surrounding the base of Mount Teida starting at 2000 meters. This cold and dry habitat has many plants well adapted to the harsh environment. They use adaptions such…

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rr279    January 11th, 2015    Tenerife archive