Results 1 - 3 of 3
- Exploring Lothagam
- Lothagam is a famous paleontological site on the West side of Lake Turkana about an hour's drive from our base camp. The site is very rich in fossils of extinct fauna which roamed the landscape as far back as 11 million years ago. Important fossil specimens of early primates have been found at Lothagam as have some isolated pieces representing the hominin clade, including suspected remains...
- Landing on Central Island
- Central Island in the middle of Lake Turkana was formed by volcanic activity. It's known as the home of hundred of crocodiles, and we certainly saw some very large individuals. We landed on the island with three boats on 3 February 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with the aim of exploring the two larger crater lakes.
- Biodiversity in extreme environments
- Lakes Elementaita and Nakuru are soda lakes in the southern part of the East African Rift. High concentrations of carbonate salts makes them both very alkaline with pH values typically above 9. The high alkalinity arises from a unique combination of climatic and geological conditions. Both lakes exhibit high rates of evaporation, leaving behind large amounts of carbonate salts dissolved from the...