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The B.I.O. Hespérides, with Cape Town and Table Mountain behind, during the Malaspina Expedition in 2011. First published by Nature.

Malaspina Expedition: Shipping out

Cape Town was filled with chattering Spanish researchers this week, on shore between legs of a circumnavigation that will take them from Cádiz to Sydney and back, by way of the Panama Canal. They chewed on biltong and rode the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Now they are loading water sampling tubes and unpacking their laboratory equipment on the B.I.O. Hespérides, docked here in Cape Town until this afternoon, when we head for Perth. Continue reading