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Recent network collaborator fieldwork Here are some recent photos of colleagues in Angola and Nigeria using new field sampling equipment during their manatee surveys. I was able to send them this equipment thanks to several generous grants (much appreciated by both myself and the African...Read More

The Manatee ScientistsThe Manatee Scientists book highlighting some of my work in Africa (as well as Amazon and Florida manatee research) has just been released! I'm pretty excited after working with author Peter Lourie for the past 2 years. It's already listed on Amazon where...Read More

Victor photos New photos of the orphan manatee calf in Gabon, courtesy of Jonathan, the Masters student from Puerto Rico who is there working with him until April. Victor's skin lesions are healing well...Read More

Update on Victor, the orphan manatee calf in GabonA manatee Masters student from Puerto Rico, Jonathan, has traveled to Gabon to work with the manatee for several months and it's going really well so far! After losing some weight the calf is now putting the...Read More

Happy 2011!!The silence on the blog is due to my travel back to the USA in the end of December. I recently moved my USA base to Gainesville, Florida where I'm working on my PhD focusing on West African manatees at the University of Florida....Read More

Senegal Manatee Rescue Video Click here: Navel Rescue video This video is from the rescues we did in January 2009 at Navel in eastern Senegal but the video was only posted online a few months ago. Better late than never! There were many agencies involved,...Read More

Mali wrap-up (for now)

Mali is a very important place to study the West African manatee because this population is isolated thousands of miles inland from their coastal relatives. As the photo above shows (courtesy of Google Earth), the inland Niger delta is a huge wetland...Read More

New project webpageThe Save Our Seas Foundation, one of my funders, has created a new website for my African manatee work...Read More

African Manatee Training Workshop in Djenne, Mali(Sorry, I would've liked to have posted this earlier, but we are having constant power outages in Dakar!)During the last week of November, I led a manatee research and conservation training workshop with 11 participants from 4 countries (Mali,...Read More

Mali: Sevare and MoptiIn mid-November we spent the Tabaski holiday in Sevare with our colleague Semega's sister and her family. After that we met up with Abdoulaye Guindo at his office. He's the Niger River Basin Authority manager here. Abdoulaye attended the training workshop I...Read More


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