Mexico – From School Student to Staff Member

Mexico – From School Student to Staff Member

21st August 2015 by Erin Cubitt

Written by and photo courtesy of Erin Cubitt The first time I came across Operation Wallacea was during school in 2008 when our biology teacher gave us a presentation about the school expeditions. As I watched the slideshow I felt excitement grow…

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Greece – Meet Argiro the Monk Seal!

Greece – Meet Argiro the Monk Seal!

14th August 2015 by Dan Ward

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Dan Ward She is a Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) pup, less than 2 years old, who shows quite strange behaviour! Normally these marine mammals prefer inaccessible coast lines and caves as resting areas. Argiro, affectionately…

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Madagascar – Forest Birds

Madagascar – Forest Birds

10th August 2015 by Peter Long

Written by Peter Long, University of Oxford & Solohery Rasamison, University of Antananarivo Photos Courtesy of Deena Wilmott Since 2010 we have been monitoring forest birds in Mariarano, western Madagascar, by conducting point counts at 150 locations across the forest on multiple…

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Indonesia – The Plastic Problem

Indonesia – The Plastic Problem

7th August 2015 by

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Emma Camp Plastic pollution accounts for 60-80 % of marine litter worldwide that totals approximately 14 billion pounds each year.  Due to ocean gyres, trash will accumulate in massive islands with an example of the Great…

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Mexico – Bats, Bats, Bats

Mexico – Bats, Bats, Bats

3rd August 2015 by Alyson Brokaw

Written by and Photos courtesy of Alyson Brokaw It`s just after 8 o`clock in the evening and the forest is slowly growing darker. With the help of the students, we just opened the mist nets and are waiting for our first catch…

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Indonesia – Reflections from the Physiology Lab (Part 2)

Indonesia – Reflections from the Physiology Lab (Part 2)

31st July 2015 by Dr Wayne Bennett

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Dr Wayne Bennett We are 14. In addition to Theresa and me, twelve nascent physiology minions now occupy The Wet Lab. For the first week the minions were running hot on enthusiasm and euphoria. The problem…

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Transylvania – It must Bee love

Transylvania – It must Bee love

27th July 2015 by Georgie Scott

Written by Georgie Scott Photos Courtesy of Ciortan Bogdan and Marcela Man     The first two week expedition has come to a close with over 500 hours of surveys completed. Our first villages were Richis and Nou Sasesc, situated in the…

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Peru – DeMatha’s Experience

Peru – DeMatha’s Experience

24th July 2015 by Vicki Landersman

Written by and photos courtesy of Vicki Landersman     We are from DeMatha Catholic High School, USA.  The boys learned how to conduct different survey methods, the type of information that is needed for each method, how to record the data,…

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Guyana – St Stephen’s Science Success

Guyana – St Stephen’s Science Success

20th July 2015 by Johnny Wilson

Written by Johnny Wilson, St Stephen’s Episcopal School Photos Courtesy of Alex Tozer My group of 9 students and one teacher just departed for Georgetown to return to the US after spending two weeks in the rainforest at OpWall’s Guyana site. What…

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Greece – Birding in the Aegean (Samos, Lipsi, Arki & Marathi)

Greece – Birding in the Aegean (Samos, Lipsi, Arki & Marathi)

17th July 2015 by Dean Jones

Written by and photo courtesy of Dean Jones The song of Crested lark, Eastern Olivaceous and Cetti’s Warbler are filling the air… YES we have made it to Greece and what an excellent two and a half weeks birding we have had!…

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South Africa – Guess who’s coming to dinner

South Africa – Guess who’s coming to dinner

13th July 2015 by Alex King-Ellison & Lisa Glutting

Written by Alex King-Ellison and Lisa Glutting Photo Courtesy of Ruby Chow Whether our experiences in Thanda came second-hand from the camera screens of our friends or straight through our own incredulous eyes it allowed us a glimpse into a world we’d…

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Indonesia – My first week with the Cuttlefish

Indonesia – My first week with the Cuttlefish

10th July 2015 by Bernice Hyett

Written by and Photos Courtesy of Bernice Hyett After a stressful and sweaty week of Reef Survey Techniques, I was itching to get into the wet lab and meet my new cephalopod friends who I’d be spending so much time with over…

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