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MR. JUMA’S LUNCH BOX – was the size of a Zanzibar chest!

  Mr.Juma is an octopus fisherman living on Mafi’a Island, a low, coralline island lying in the Indian Ocean off Tanzania. To support his family, he earns a few shillings by taking the occasional tourist out in his wooden pirogue. … Continue reading

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Coelacanths, moonshine and the scent of ylang-ylang

“When I hauled in the net… I saw the strange fishtail sticking out and realised that it was different from anything I had ever seen… the fish was a coelacanth believed extinct for millions of years.” wrote Captain Hendrik P. … Continue reading

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