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Back to the city

Early morning – back to Tarakan today! The jeep ride up from the village to the ferry terminal was poignant, you could just see the rainforest disappear into the mist behind us, as we started to plan out elaborate meals and luxury baths on return it struck us that it would be a long time…

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caitlin    January 28th, 2016    Borneo archive


Goodbye, forest!

After the excitement of last night’s bonfire/celebration we all dreaded the impending packing and trekking back up to the village. In fact we loved our charcoal face paint so much we donned some more and decided to arrive in style – with our best war cry’s and sticks at the ready……yeah maybe we have been…

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caitlin    January 28th, 2016    Borneo archive


Fish are friends, not food

Day 2 of the research project. Last night I dreamt about fish. There was fish for breakfast, we were able to identify the species despite it being completely chargrilled. I think the madness has set in. Altering our methodology we have decided to use go pros to film the aquatic life in each survey area…

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caitlin    January 27th, 2016    Borneo archive


Extreme fishing (without Robson Green…)

We didn’t have to get up before 7!!!!!!!!!!! Whooooooooo, (sorry jungle delusion setting in) as great as this was we still had a full day of research to look forward to. We have managed to narrow our question down to “Does the waterfall act as a geographical barrier to fish species differentiation” i.e. are there…

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caitlin    January 27th, 2016    Borneo archive


Fishing for results (not just compliments)

After the best night’s sleep so far on an unbelievably comfortable memory foam style mattress in the palatial basecamp building, we were up early again for a morning walk along the path leading to camp hornbill. Luckily it wasn’t as treacherous this time, but more notably – we saw a monkey!!! Not just any old…

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caitlin    January 27th, 2016    Borneo archive


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