Read time: 10 mins Recently, there has been a new surge of attention towards business ventures aimed at cleaning up our beaches. I first came across the machines on twitter, where a marine conservation biologist retweeted one onto my timeline, captioning it: "What fresh hell is this? Lots of things live in sand". After some … Continue reading Mechanical Beach Cleaning: Friend or Foe?
Read Time: 2 mins To stay in contact during isolation my friends and I have been doing a weekly quiz night via video call, which is great fun and a much needed slice of normality. There is almost always a nature round, and recently a question about declining bee populations came up. This has claimed … Continue reading What’s Up With The Bees?
Read time: 2 mins Forget the ethereal glowing world of James Cameron's Avatar, here on Earth we have plenty of our own bioluminescent creatures and the effects can look magical. Organisms have evolved this ability for various reasons like attracting mates, escaping predation, scanning for prey and even to communicate. Creatures with this ability can … Continue reading Nature’s Invisibility Cloak: Astonishing Symbiosis Between Bobtail Squid and Vibrio Fischeri
Read time: 10 mins Bird migration is an astounding feat of endurance and a wondrous phenomena to behold. 55,923 miles from pole to pole - this is the greatest migration distance ever known to the animal kingdom, and is routinely flown by the Arctic Tern every year. These birds live for up to 30 years: … Continue reading How Is Climate Change Affecting Bird Migration?