We had a wander over to Harris, and on our way we spotted a peculiar South African rock formation. Right in the middle of Rum there is a group of mountains that look like Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lions Head!! All together and even with a long low hill that resembles Signal Hill, I felt very home sick for the Mother City!
We have a new biggest skull: Samson, at 450ml and from some preliminary plotting of the data we have found, not very surprisingly, that skull length appears to be positively correlated with cranial volume. But there is a fairly large amount of variation, with some animals having very big volumes to their lengths. In addition, from looking at the data as we have been entering it in, individuals who are related seem to have a fairly similar volume: length ratio. We haven’t looked into this statistically but it’s just some anecdotal observation. So hopefully there may be some heritability, which Corina will hopefully be able to show (if it’s there).
On our walk down into the village this morning we also heard our first cuckoos of the year, so spring has arrived in Rum.
I have added a few pics from our wanderings, our office view and some long exposures that I have taken from the beach at Kilmory!