Jensen Montambault photographs Luzmila Sanchez as she takes
quantatative zooplankton samples in a spring-fed stream.
Photo Credit: Justino Castro
"There is a big hole in the net – maybe a crocodile or alligator," Franco told us, wiping his hands on his swimming trunks as he returned from pulling in the night's gill nets. No crocs or gators – just six big Sierra catfishes.
We stuck close to camp today surveying the Raudal del Perro (dog rapid) and a small creek called Caño Widikinne.
Célio was thrilled to capture this large female crab while I was busy photographing Luzmila and her phytoplankton collection technique. The creek habitat was very different from the rapids because it is fed by a mountain stream with a small waterfall.
PEOPLE: Meet Wilmer Diaz, specialist in plants of the Venezuelan Guyana.TOOLS: Understand why the seine net takes three people to use.
|Fredius stenolobus, female crab. |
SPECIES: This plant lives in a tree!
There's something about insects… while taking water chemistry samples across the river, I looked up and saw two imposing nests. The large nest was made by termites, and the small, square nest was home to a specific type of wasp – our boat driver warned me that its sting can send you to bed with a fever for three days.
— Reported by Jensen Montambault
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