Ephemeral currents

Unlike Lake Natron, Lake Magadi has neither affluents nor effluents. There is no water current coming in or out. It rains a few hours a year. To catch one of those days when ephemeral currents are formed was a gift. Primer muestreo en Magadi: El Arroyo seco. A diferencia del lago Natron, el lago Magadi no tiene ni afluentes ni efluentes. Aqui no llega ni sale ninguna corriente de agua. Llueve escasas horas al año….

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We are already in Nairobi

We are already in Nairobi

We’re already in Nairobi. In the photo from left to right Javier Trueba, photographer and filmmaker, Paqui Espinosa, biologist and laboratory technician, Antonio Delgado, geochemist, Gan Zhang, expert in mineral self-organization, Tara (I don’t know her last name yet), analytical chemistry, Fernando Palero, geologist and geologist, Patricia Gitari, chemist, our contact in Kenya, responsible for all logistics, and myself. To sleep at the Hadassah Hotel and leaving to Magadi early in the morning.

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Winner of the ‘Wonders of Geochemistry’ contest

Winner of the ‘Wonders of Geochemistry’ contest

Congrats to Electra, one of the winners of the EAG geochemical photo contest ‘Wonders of Geochemistry’ to which she submitted the photo ‘The color palette of Dallol’ captured during our second fieldtrip to Dallol, NE Ethiopia (January 2017). Read more about the story behind her photo here: http://blog.eag.eu.com/general/winners-of-the-2017-photo-contest/

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