We are back in Reunion for another month of field work. We will be collecting insects and collaborating with local scientists to investigate biodiversity and biogeography on this oceanic island.
Here some pics and videos from our last trip:
Sunset in St Denis
St Denis shore
Caution - sharks!
Since 2011, Reunion has become a major shark attack capital. The reasons for this sharp increase are complex and include pollution and a ban on shark meat. Surfing is banned and there doesn’t seem to be a solution on the horizon.
A panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis). This was the first time I’d ever seen a chameleon in the wild, it was in the middle of the road! I stopped the car and moved it. Panther chameleons were introduced to Réunion from nearby Madagascar in the 19th century.
They produce a lot of rum in Reunion!
View from Roche Ecrite
We went to this reserve to look for the Reunion cuckooshrike and dipped hard. Next time!