Category: Expeditions

The Dodo

Many spectacular island terrestrial vertebrates have disappeared over the past few centuries – a minutia in terms of geological time – yet the pitiful epitaphs of these vanished species comprise frequently just a few bones and a handful of inadequate historical accounts. Prior to the discovery of sufficient skeletal material, Strickland & Melville in 1848 Read More

Mauritius

Mauritius is best known for its sunny climate and idyllic beaches, but it was once home to a variety of endemic plants and animals. The most famous was the Dodo Raphus cucullatus, and this bird has become a true icon of extinction. The island has now lost almost its entire fauna, and only about 1% Read More

Seychelles

The Seychelles comprise five main volcanic islands situated north of Madagascar in the south-west Indian Ocean. Read More

Comoros Archipelago

The Comoros Archipelago comprises four main volcanic islands situated between Mozambique and Madagascar at the north end of the Mozambique Channel. Read More

China

This trip centered on Pterosaur research in Beijing and I managed to get time off to see some sites. Read More

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