In her previous blog biologist Judith Sitters wrote about her adventures in the North. In this article she portrays her latest fieldwork in the African Savannah. She talks about the hellish noise the cliff-ties made at night, the elephants who wanted to play soccer. Oh, and the leopard that apparently passed on her run more than once…
To many, the quarantine measures of the last few months may seemed unprecedented. Remaining indoors, staying distanced from friends, loved ones, and even strangers on the street, planning grocery shopping ahead of time like a military operation and being constantly aware of your surroundings is draining and definitely not what we are used to. The notion of these regulations as purely modern is, however, inaccurate. Medieval cities throughout Europe had many regulations regarding public hygiene that were strictly and regularly enforced with a view towards preserving the people’s greater health.
Biologist Judith Sitters travelled north, and captured her adventurous fieldwork on camera for Wtnschp. She brings us to Scandinavian heights, takes snapshots of reindeer herds, and unravels secrets of the arctic soil.
If you thought heatwaves and sunburn is the worst our neighbourhood star can send our way, think again. Sunscreen, parasols and icy drinks do not protect us from solar particle radiation. (spoiler alert: the atmosphere does, but not entirely)