Fishermen contribute to citizen science for dolphin and whale conservation in Kenya

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 […]

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Whales and Waves Make Adventure in Watamu

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 […]

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The Story of Gedi

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 […]

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Tides of Hemingways

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.

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