Honduras – Saving Coral Reefs

Honduras – Saving Coral Reefs

26th February 2016 by Grace Young

Written by Grace Young Feature Photo Courtesy of Dave Smith We know coral reefs are degrading at an alarming rate. They’re becoming less complex and ultimately disappearing due to the effects of climate change, acidification, overfishing, and pollution. Despite covering less than…

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Guyana – Hanging with Bats

Guyana – Hanging with Bats

19th February 2016 by Thomas Horsley

Written by Thomas Horsley Photos Courtesy of Thomas Horsley & Andrew Snyder The Iwokrama Forest in central Guyana is a truly beautiful place. Walking through this pristine, previously untouched swath of habitat, you are inundated with an incredible diversity of wildlife. If…

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Mexico – Mexican’t to Mexican!

Mexico – Mexican’t to Mexican!

12th February 2016 by Lucy Coals

Written by and photos courtesy of Lucy Coals Starting with breakfast at 6:30 is a blessing in disguise when you have to hit the rolling seas around 8. A blurry eyed kit up is followed by an attempt to board the boat…

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South Africa – New Projects

South Africa – New Projects

5th February 2016 by Dr Tim Coles

Written by Tim Coles Feature Photo Courtesy of Alex Tozer In recent years there has been a greater demand for projects in Africa than we could provide.  The classic example of this was the 2016 UK university tour where we ran out of…

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Indonesia – A day in the life of an Opwall herpetologist

Indonesia – A day in the life of an Opwall herpetologist

29th January 2016 by Damian Lettoof

Written by Damian Lettoof Photo Courtesy of Dr William Earle Feature Photo Courtesy of Marina West My day started like every other ecologist: asleep in hammock deep in the jungle at Bala camp. Only mine was slightly different as I was recovering…

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Greece – Samos Island – An Island with Distinction

Greece – Samos Island – An Island with Distinction

22nd January 2016 by Brandon A. Gross

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Brandon A. Gross Greece is home to 6,000 islands and islets that are scattered throughout both the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Out of those islands, only 227 islands are inhabited by human populations. The island of…

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Honduras – Why fish matter on twilight zone reefs

Honduras – Why fish matter on twilight zone reefs

15th January 2016 by Dominic Andradi-Brown

Written by Dominic Andradi-Brown Photos Courtesy of Ally McDowell Feature Image courtesy of Andrew Laverty Fish play many roles on reefs, and can have important effects on corals and algae leading to changes on the reef itself. On Caribbean reefs (such as…

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Photo Competition Winners Announced!

Photo Competition Winners Announced!

12th January 2016 by Opwall

Over the Christmas period Opwall had it’s yearly photo competition and we finally have the winners! Bill Bailey was kind enough to pick our Top 3 photos and another winner was picked by the staff.  Bill had this to say about the…

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Top 5 Camera Trap & Marine Footage from the Field

Top 5 Camera Trap & Marine Footage from the Field

1st January 2016 by Opwall

Happy New Year to all! To celebrate the start of the new year Opwall has put together a list of some of the best camera trap and marine underwater camera footage we could find, including some wicked whale shark and boisterous bears!…

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Honduras – Life in the Clouds

Honduras – Life in the Clouds

28th December 2015 by Tom Brown

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Tom Brown I initially went on expedition with Operation Wallacea in 2013 to collect my dissertation data for my University degree in Environmental Science. I chose Honduras as my destination, shamefully because I hadn’t heard of…

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South Africa – Sun, Surveys and Spectacular Sightings

South Africa – Sun, Surveys and Spectacular Sightings

19th December 2015 by Katie Amey & Sarah Anderson

Written by Katie Amey & Sarah Anderson Photos Courtesy of Katie Amey Following months of anticipation, we finally arrived at Ulwazi Lodge for three weeks of sun, surveys and spectacular sightings. We were immediately immersed in our African surroundings, and awoke the next…

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Indonesia – Bau Bau – Trips to the Islands

Indonesia – Bau Bau – Trips to the Islands

11th December 2015 by Alejandro Usobiaga

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Alejandro Usobiaga   The Coral Triangle in Southeast Asia is home to 75% of known coral species and accounts for over half of the world’s reefs, as well as supporting an estimated 120 million people. Indonesia…

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