Ever since working for several years on my Galapagos monograph, I've been obsessed with islands and island endemics. As a direct result of that obsession, I stumbled across references to the little island of Socotra, just off the horn of Africa. It's a fascinating place, full of unique species but continental in origin (ie, it's not a volcanic island). So I was delighted to see that the latest National Geographic has a story on Socotra. Check it out:
Socotra: Where the Weird Things Are
Someday, if and when the security situation in Yemen improves, Socotra is on my short list of places to visit.
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