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Field Bahamas top tips for protecting Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs are one of the oldest and most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. Appearing first as solitary organisms more than 400 million years ago, corals are extremely ancient animals that evolved into modern reef-building forms over the last 25 million years. Teeming with life, coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean…

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lbj203    December 24th, 2016    Bahamas, Bahamas archive    , , , , , , , , , ,


A Brief Bahamian Tour

Many of us have never been lucky enough to travel to the Bahamas. I have images in my head of white sand, turquoise waters and the odd pirate or two. But what I was interested in, was finding out what the Bahamas is really like and how it came to be. So strap yourselves in…

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jj329    December 17th, 2016    Bahamas, Bahamas archive    , , , , , , ,


Home Again, Home Again

Day 14 had one last dawn safari, before a long journey back to Nairobi to catch our flight back home. The flights themselves left at 11:30 pm, so we had to be there to check in by 9. The dawn safari had a few last surprises for us, one group spotted a Caracal, another found…

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eu211    January 24th, 2016    Kenya archive    , ,


Elephants!

Day 10 was again rather uneventful, a full day of data collection, a couple of card games, beginning statistical analysis and then bed. We did see an unusual speckled amethyst sunbird, and are debating whether it’s an oddly moulting male or a true gynandromorph. (Photo by Jake Letori) Day 11 was much the same, data…

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eu211    January 20th, 2016    Kenya archive    , ,


Lions and Rhinos (no bears)

Day 7 got off to an unusual start when a puppy stole Purabi’s sock. A day of data gathering later, we reconvened for dinner at 7 and graded project discussions afterwards. A rather uneventful day, with another set of early nights in preparation for more morning data work. Day 8 saw a productive morning of…

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eu211    January 16th, 2016    Kenya archive    , ,