Leaving MayumbaMy week here has flown and I wish I could stay longer! Below are a few more pics from my very nice stay here!
The living & working quarters at Mayumba national parkJacquie & Simon on the boat
Ant (short for Anthony!) with...Read More
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
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
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