Sunday, August 27, 2017

Weekly Report for August 21st to the 25th.

Down here on the Lake everything is looking up! We are heading towards September so that means the seasonal warming of the Lake is in full swing, no wetsuits required!  Our new population and biodiversity survey sites in Nkhata Bay are going well. You will see results from them next week, and we've also got some new faces arriving soon.  Cecilia from Spain with be interning with us.  Joao from Portugal is coming out to give us a hand for awhile and Easha from the UK will be coming out as a Research Assistant to help us, amongst other things, to develop the environmental education program at our new branch station in Nkhata Bay.  Take a look at this week's report to see how things are changing in the Bay.  As this is our first year of data collection in this area it is really exciting to be recording baseline data that has NEVER been collected before.  There is so much to learn out here!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Our New Weekly Report!

So its been a really busy couple months down here on Lake Malawi.  We have laid the groundwork for a great set of new population and biodiversity transects in Nkhata Bay and have been having a great time working with our Operation Wallacea partners from the UK introducing their students to the Lake and its amazing biodiversity.  We've also decided to introduce a new "Weekly Report" that will allow interested people from all over the world to learn more about the Lake and our activities on it.  Every week we will publish here on the blog, and in the upcoming weeks through an email listserv all the data we have collected from the previous week on our underwater population and biodiversity surveys, water quality monitoring surveys, and fisheries surveys.  We think it will be a great way to spread the word about Lake Malawi and be a point of possible collaboration with other interested organizations and people.  As with everything out here, this project is a work-in-progress.  We welcome feedback and, even better, your active participation, in our data collecting activities and analysis.  To learn more about how you can get involved visit our website at