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Expedition Diaries

Indonesia – Global FinPrint update

Indonesia – Global FinPrint update

27th October 2017 by Samantha Sherman

Written by and photos courtesy of Samantha Sherman This summer was the second Global FinPrint field trip to the Bau Bau Marine Site but it was the first trip that included OpWall Research Assistants (RAs). The Global FinPrint Project (www.globalfinprint.org), a Paul…

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Mexico – Don’t bug me

Mexico – Don’t bug me

20th October 2017 by Christopher Cook

Written by and photos courtesy of Christopher Cook Feature photo courtesy of Saskia Van Dongen If you are an entomologist, an arthropod enthusiast or just someone that has a fascination for invertebrates then I highly recommend visiting the Calakmul bio reserve in…

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Peru – Enter the Forest

Peru – Enter the Forest

6th October 2017 by Dael Sassoon

Written by and photos courtesy of Dael Sassoon Photos courtesy of Fabian Mulhberger One thought kept echoing in my mind since the first day of the expedition: I don’t want to leave. Considering I only stayed in Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve for two…

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Indonesia – ‘Shake’ your wrasse

Indonesia – ‘Shake’ your wrasse

15th September 2017 by

Around a week before I set out for Operation Wallacea’s base in Indonesia for my eight week stay as a research assistant, a thought occurred to me. I realized that despite all the work I had done in picking out a program…

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Guyana – What big EARS you have!

Guyana – What big EARS you have!

1st September 2017 by Burton Lim

Written by Burton Lim, Royal Ontario Museum Photo Courtesy of Justin Isip Bat netting began with a bang at Turtle Mountain for the start of the 2017 Opwall monitoring at Iwokrama Forest in Guyana.  The first night we caught 10 bats representing…

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Peru – Volunteering in the Land of Mirrors

Peru – Volunteering in the Land of Mirrors

25th August 2017 by Jasmine Clark

Written by and photos courtesy of Jasmine Clark You know you are deep in the jungle when the dawn chorus is not birds, but the strange call of the howler monkeys. To the untrained ear of a newly-arrived research assistant, it sounds…

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Madagascar – Dissertation Students’ researches and more

Madagascar – Dissertation Students’ researches and more

18th August 2017 by Joseph Bailey

Written by Joseph Bailey Cover photo courtesy of Alex Toser For the third year in a row, I have had the privilege of supervising and advising on a whole range of dissertation students’ projects in the dry forests of north-west Madagascar, with…

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Cuba – A week in the life…

Cuba – A week in the life…

7th July 2017 by Sophie Johnson

Written by Sophie Johnson Photos Courtesy of Jorge Angulo I heard about Operation Wallacea from one of my College Parents who was attending a talk. After looking at all the available expeditions, I decided that I was most interested in joining the…

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Indonesia – Global FinPrint!

Indonesia – Global FinPrint!

18th May 2017 by Samantha Sherman

Written by Samantha Sherman My name is Samantha Sherman and I am a PhD student at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. I was fortunate enough to recently spend a month in Bau Bau, Indonesia working with Operation Wallacea and Wasage Divers….

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South Africa – Stars in my eyes

South Africa – Stars in my eyes

21st April 2017 by Adiel Cuschieri

Written by Adiel Cuschieri Photos Courtesy of James Orr and Roger Poland South Africa! Where do I even begin? Three weeks have so far flown by and I can honestly say that I never thought I could learn so much in such…

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