Botswana Water Quality and Health: This multidisciplinary project is focused on investigating the coupled human and ecological drivers influencing water quality and the health of both human and animal populations in the Chobe River Region of Botswana.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Temperatures have exceeded 109F but rains are on the horizon. In this picture, marabou storks search for food in human waste, seeming indifferent to the heat. These creatures have adapted to heat in an unusual way, defecating and urinating on their legs as a way of cooling off in the extreme temperatures. This practice accounts for the white streaks on the legs and is termed urohydrosis.