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Banio LagoonJust returned from 2 days of surveying all the major rivers on this lagoon. Stayed in this wonderful house with lagoon on one side, beach on the other and savannah all around it. Ate a wonderful salad from the garden. One bummer- I walked...Read More

This is the area of Gabon that I'm working in. Libreville (capital) is off the map to the north. I'm currently in Mayumba, next week I'll visit Kango and Lambarene, then probably go to Iguela and Sette Cama for several weeks each. There are...Read More

Juvenile Green Sea Turtle Yesterday a fisherman brought in a live sea turtle that had accidentally gotten caught in his net. Pictured at left is Solange Ngoouessono, the Gabonese manager of Mayumba national park, with Tim and the fisherman (in yellow). It's great that he...Read More

Nick and the former manatee hunter, Soami at a tower the EcoGuides have built for offshore observation.

The beach off Mayumba. We saw buffalo tracks everywhere and there are lowland gorillas here too. Didn't see one yet though- you'll know when I do!

Nick and...Read More

'Mamiwata' is an African name for a spirit believed to be embodied by the manatee. She's a female and caprious spirit. When waters are high here during the rainy season they say Mamiwata is hungry (which is cool, because manatees enter flooded forests to...Read More

Finally in Gabon!After 7 months of planning and 33 hours of travel, I arrived in Libreville, Gabon (the capital) about a week ago. On the way I had a 10 hour layover in Casablanca, Morocco and was able to see a bit of the city...Read More


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