Friday, December 2, 2016

News from the Beach!

-So lets get the sad news out of the way quickly before we move on to the good stuff.  Unfortunately work on our poor research vessel has been put on hold due to its sinking.  A freak storm blew it off its mooring and it smashed against the rocks.  We are all in a bit of mourning here but don't worry our explorations of the lake will continue undetered!

- On the bright side we are looking forward to welcome our new Research Assistant Neha Acharya-Patel.  She will be arriving just after Christmas.  We will leave it to her to introduce herself when she arrives.  We've got big plans for next year so we are excited to welcome her aboard!

-Speaking of those plans next year the Maru is happy to announce that it will be working with Operation Wallacea from the United Kingdom to help educate students from all over the world about Lake Malawi.  Stay tuned for more info on this great new venture!

- We've also made one more step towards getting all of the data we collect at the Maru online in an informative, real-time, and interactive platform.  Getting the back end of this to work is still a challenge but to take a look at the pages we do have live go to www.themaru.org/research-conservation.html.  As always this is a work in progress but take a look around at the working links and let us know what you think!

-Finally summer is in full swing down here on the Lake and we are LOVING it. Hot sun, calm lake, and the water temperature just right.  The holidays are coming and there is no better place to spend them than a Kande Beach.  This year we are doing a whole pig on a spit for New's Years and you are all invited!
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