Monday, October 27, 2014

Earth Touch does Lake Malawi's cichlids

I've been meaning to shine a spot light on this series of short videos on Lake Malawi's cichids for awhile now.  Cheers to David Grazi, our former research assistant for finding them!  Check them out!











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Saturday, October 18, 2014

News from the Beach! aka. there is NO ebola in Malawi!

-So up in Mzuzu at Joy's Place we got our first rains of the new rainy season yesterday.  They were beautiful!  Its amazing how all the plants just suck up the water and burst out in technicolor greens.

- The rains didn't make it to the Beach but we did get a wonderful lightning display.  Last week James, and Dani, two of our interns went out fishing with some of the Malawian fishers we monitor.  This wasn't your ordinary fishing trip.  They paddled for over 10 kms, starting at 1:30am and getting back around 9am.  What an experience and good on them for toughing it out!  At the Maru we think it is so important not just to study our environment but to get involved in it and we really want to thank Chitaro, Martin, and Mike, for allowing James and Dani to tag along with them and learn about what they do night after night on the beautiful lake of stars!

- And finally we are sure that our readers outside of Malawi and Africa are concerned about Ebola. Here in Malawi we are not.  If you are reading this from Europe, you are likely closer to the epidemic than we are.  If you are reading this from North America, there are more cases of ebola there than in Malawi.  Africa is NOT a country.  We take the health and safety of all our customers at Aquanuts, Joy's Place, and of our research staff at the Maru very seriously and will not hesitate to take swift action if the need arises but this is a very, very, very remote possibility.

- Get yourself to Malawi, the Lake is waiting!
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