Steinhart Aquarium is 100! Enjoy pay-what-you-can admission on Friday, September 29, while supplies last.
Robert Drewes chronicles 13 years of biodiversity work and educational outreach in the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.
August 24, 2010
The summer is almost over, and we have made some wonderful progress in our race to discover more island uniqueness before development changes everything. When I say “we”, I mean all the dedicated...
July 9, 2010
Before I get to expedition updates and cool biodiversity stuff, I must say I had recent cause to reflect on why I originally titled this blog, “Island Biodiversity Race.” As you know, major...
June 25, 2010
I have much to report on GG IV results so far, including updates on millipedes, whip scorpions, freshwater red algae (!) and other fascinating new island critters but Academy activity level has been...
May 19, 2010
This posting is long overdue, and my apologies to all three of you who read these; much has been happening at the Academy since GG IV returned in March. I have given a number of lectures at the...
March 14, 2010
It is probably not uncommon for many a field biologist to question himself about life choices he has made—like when he faces college tuitions, buying a new car… shouldn’t I have “gone for the bucks...
March 10, 2010
So we are back on Principe, Sao Tome’s older (31 million years) but smaller brother. It is as idyllic and wild as we remember. It is also very hot and humid. Just Tom, Jim and me; Roberta is...
March 4, 2010
March 1, 2010
The first week on any expedition is usually the toughest. Our education specialist, Roberta Ayres, was told in the States that she did not need a visa because she is a Brazilian citizen (still!)—...
February 3, 2010
Having just returned from Ethiopia, I am now “gearing up” for GG IV. If all goes well, we will be returning to the islands on the 19th of February for a month, thanks especially to continuing...
December 30, 2009