Above: The 2005 photograph of Cuvier’s beaked whale starnded on Lamu Island Kenya. Courtesy Louis Van Aardt and Tim Collins Wildlife Conservation Society Published: Daily Nation 23 Feb 2022 A recent chat between long time Lamu resident Louis Van Aardt and Wildlife Conservation Society marine mammal expert Tim Collins, revealed a momentous marine report. On […]
Above: Humpback whale in Watamu, Kenya coast, Indian Ocean, doing its back flip Copyright Jane Spilsbury/Watamu Marine Association Published: The East African Nation media 2-9 July 2021 Since 2013, the global community is charting the way forward for Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) to safeguard their vital oceanic world By Rupi Mangat Until a decade […]
Above: Humpback whale in Watamu, Kenya coast, Indian Ocean, doing its back flip Copyright Jane Spilsbury/Watamu Marine Association Published 13 October 2018 Nation Saturday Magazine The waves surged, heaved and fell at full throttle, grey and dark with the wind howling. In the raging ocean, with a lurching stomach, l kept my eyes glued on […]
Published: Saturday Magazine, Nation newspaper 17 March 2018 Above: The Palace in Gedi Copyright Rupi Mangat In the eventide, a skein of white wings glide over the blue of Watamu Bay to settle on the huge jagged Hemingway rock. Curious, l zoom in on the birds that appear as dots with the naked eye, l get […]
Above: Restaurant at Hemingways with life size caste models of deep-sea fish and aquarium with coral fish. Copyright Rupi Mangat Published: 24 February 2018 Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper What’s in Watamu? Whales and snakes, ocean and forest, creeks and sultanates and endless beautiful days.