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. Atoll research bulletin. Coral reefs and islands; Marine biology; Marine sciences. 182 that our proposed endeavor had great import for humankind. Our destination was to be the Seychelles, where we would undertake the First Austrian Seychelles Expedition. Early on, we learned some valuable lessons about organizing people and fund-raising, above all, that both are exceedingly difficult to do, especially by greenhorns like us. After our proposed collaborators had dropped out one by one and we were unable to arrange affordable passage to the Seychelles, we switched course. We found that a cabin

. Atoll research bulletin. Coral reefs and islands; Marine biology; Marine sciences. 182 that our proposed endeavor had great import for humankind. Our destination was to be the Seychelles, where we would undertake the First Austrian Seychelles Expedition. Early on, we learned some valuable lessons about organizing people and fund-raising, above all, that both are exceedingly difficult to do, especially by greenhorns like us. After our proposed collaborators had dropped out one by one and we were unable to arrange affordable passage to the Seychelles, we switched course. We found that a cabin  Stock Photo
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. Atoll research bulletin. Coral reefs and islands; Marine biology; Marine sciences. 182 that our proposed endeavor had great import for humankind. Our destination was to be the Seychelles, where we would undertake the First Austrian Seychelles Expedition. Early on, we learned some valuable lessons about organizing people and fund-raising, above all, that both are exceedingly difficult to do, especially by greenhorns like us. After our proposed collaborators had dropped out one by one and we were unable to arrange affordable passage to the Seychelles, we switched course. We found that a cabin was available on a French freighter (for the price of deck passage) going from Marseille to Nosy Be, Madagascar. There we enjoyed the hospitality of the director of a French oceanographic station, who provided inexpensive field facilities: a government-owned storage shed on a tiny offshore reef island, Tany kely ("small island") (Figures 2, 3).. Figure 3. Barracuda for dinner at Tany kely; spearfishing, accepted and legal as a sport in those days (1959/60), provided food and was an excellent training device for breath-held diving (left). Exploring a coastal swamp on Nosy Be, where rain forest meets mangrove (right). Supported by fish that we caught, local rice and coconut, and some 10 crates of food and other donations-in- kind from sponsors back home, we spent ten months on the island (during 1959/60), living in a small tent and working in a field lab installed on the porch of the thatched-roof shed, with only one three-week break when we visited the Island of Reunion. Our expedition crates served as lab benches. We had brought along borrowed or donated dive equipment, microscopes, movie and still cameras, photo cuvettes, fixatives, darkroom supplies, and so on. The Nosy Be lab loaned us one dive tank with regulator (the underwater cameraman of the day got to use it) and a small aluminum dinghy to get around near shore. From this base, we conducted quite a. Please no

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