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Expedition Diaries

Marvellous Manatees

Marvellous Manatees

9th September 2020 by Christina Hunt

Whenever we visited the site of La Ensenada in Tela bay, Honduras we always told the students about the legendary manatee that was once spotted there. There was no photo evidence, so none of us believed it. But last summer, all of that changed. …

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What’s in a name? Species identification and conservation efforts

What’s in a name? Species identification and conservation efforts

8th September 2020 by Darren O'Connell & Tom Martin

In a recent letter in the journal Science we examined the potential conflicts between the time it can take to obtain the type specimens necessary to describe new species, and the need to provide effective conservation actions for undescribed species at immediate…

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Our week in Labundo!

Our week in Labundo!

15th November 2019 by Katie Robertson

Written by Katie Robertson Photos courtesy of Josh Phangurha & Emily Anderson On Friday the 12th of July our group embarked on one of the most exciting and thrilling adventures, but also one of the most challenging and terrifying experiences some of…

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Calakmul goes digital! A field-report on our new data entry system in our forest site, Mexico

Calakmul goes digital! A field-report on our new data entry system in our forest site, Mexico

25th October 2019 by Jose Nobrega

Words and photos courtesy of Jose Nobrega Data… one of the most valuable things we get after each season. Data entry… whilst being one of the most important activities to be done on-site, it is also one of the biggest sources of…

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Our Third year on Silba Island, Croatia

Our Third year on Silba Island, Croatia

18th October 2019 by Lisa Böhm

Written by Lisa Böhm Photos courtesy of Kirtan Shah and Lisa Böhm “Dobar dan”, as the locals greet you on this island when they are passing by. We started the 3rd year of the Croatia Opwall (Cropwall) marine site, and this time…

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A surprise camp visitor!

A surprise camp visitor!

11th October 2019 by Anna David

Words and photos courtesy of Anna David It was the last night in camp for the week and everyone was making the most of it – learning the Poco Poco and getting their handmade rattan bracelets before the trek out the next…

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Guyana-ooh-nana: Breakfast or birds?

Guyana-ooh-nana: Breakfast or birds?

4th October 2019 by Karen Ono

Words courtesy of Karen Ono Photos courtesy of Shamar Hooper and Justin Isip Breakfast (especially with all the bakes in Guyana) might be my favourite meal of the day. But what’s more exciting than breakfast? Birds!!! Between 6 to 8 AM is…

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Gondwana Game Reserve – A dream come true for a dissertation student

Gondwana Game Reserve – A dream come true for a dissertation student

27th September 2019 by Justine Thompson

Six weeks away from home collecting data for a master’s dissertation sounded like a life time but before I knew it my time in Gondwana was coming to an end. South Africa was always a dream to me from a young age…

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When in Romania…

When in Romania…

20th September 2019 by Krisztina Csiki

Words and photos courtesy of Krisztina Csiki As a Swedish master student with Transylvanian roots, I expected my dissertation journey with Operation Wallacea in Transylvania to be a fairly familiar experience. This has proved to be both true and false. During my…

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Bau Bau Marine Site, Indonesia – A day in the life

Bau Bau Marine Site, Indonesia – A day in the life

6th September 2019 by Jessica Bouron

Words and photos courtesy of Jessica Bouron This summer I went on a two week expedition with Operation Wallacea to one of their marine sites in Indonesia. It was the most amazing experience, with each day being more exciting than the last,…

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