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Another WIPO commission to teach patent drafting to Indonesian professionals took me back to Jakarta in 2015, including an aquatic visit to Krakatoa
workshop participants at the Indonesian IP Office in Jakarta
The back alleys of Jakarta, walking from our hotel to the indonesian IP Office
The flooded rice paddies of western Java.
Anak Krakatau (the child of Krakatoa), which first penetrated from the ocean depths in 1927 and has been growing at 5 m/year ever since. One day, it to will erupt to produce another global cataclysm.
What made these tracks? We'll find out below.
Exploring Anak Krakatoa.
An antenna for broadcasting readings from a seismograph on Anak Krakatau for reading back on Java. If seismographic activity ramps up, get out quick!
an igneous rock sample formed from the underlying magma
A sulfur-rich rock (yellow) from the volcano. The red rocks are iron-rich.
Life is abloom on this young volcao, including dozens of bird species--surprising considering how far away these islands are from Java and Sumatra.
Seeing Anak Krakatau from the water on its various sides.
Rakata, the remanant of Krakatau, in the foreground, with Anak Krakatau in the distance. Before the 1883 eruption, Krakatau covered all of this area and more.
A couple monitor lizards awaited our arrival on the beach of Rakata (a monitor lizard made the tracks shown in earlier in this album).
Monitor lizard video
on Rakata, remnant of Krakatoa
snorkeling off the shore of Rakata