Have you ever seen a spider web so geometrically precise that it made your mind boggle? Spiders are skilful architects, and many construct webs that are among the most beautiful works of structural perfection in the natural world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNtSAQHNONo Unless you're an araneologist, you probably won't have paid much attention to just how different spider … Continue reading Types of Spider Web
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 minutes The world's second-largest population of dugongs, a marine mammal that mainly eats underwater grass, has recently been discovered in waters off the coast of Qatar. Also known as "sea cows", these amazing animals can live for roughly 70 years and are 8 - 10 ft long; known to perform tail stands … Continue reading Dugong Mystery: World’s Second Largest Group Discovered off Qatar
Read time: 5 minutes Where humans go, existing habitats are broken apart. Such is the inevitable nature of our endeavour to advance and improve life on earth for the human race - but at what cost to wildlife? In our quest for development, we create endless roads, cities, reservoirs, farmland; we fill in wetlands, cut … Continue reading The Importance of Wildlife Corridors