Queen of the Metas — an excerpt from my Master’s Thesis

From the end of October through December, I practiced techniques in harvesting and incubating eggs of the flamboyant cuttlefish, scientifically known as Metasepia pfefferi, or in our lab simply known as “metas.” Carefully lifting low-hanging rocks and checking under the smooth, vaulted surfaces of shells, I’d find clutches of a dozen eggs, give or take […]

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Contrasting Landscapes: from Safari to Sea in South Africa

Swimming Through Forests We departed from where we were staying in Cape Town at dawn to traverse an entirely different South African landscape. We were headed about 45 minutes south down the cape peninsula to Simon’s Town, where our snorkel safari was set to take place. The drive was nothing short of stunning, the landscape […]

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Contrasting Landscapes: From Safari to Sea in South Africa

Safari through the Sub Saharan I sat wobbling from side to side in the farthest back row of an open-air van as it made its way down the rocky dirt path into Pilanesberg National Park. Tori Caba, a close friend and fellow naturalist and conservationist whom I had met in college through our shared marine […]

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