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Saturday, April 29, 2017

MARINE NUISANCES – Plastics in the marine environment around Gibraltar

words | Lewis Stagnetto, The Nautilus Project Global plastic production is estimated at around 300 million tons per year and this figure is on the...

FIGHTING FOR ENVIRONMENT – Tommy Finlayson – in it for the...

‘Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates...’ So says the dictionary, when looking up ‘environment.’ These days, a...

MARINE NUISANCES – Macro algae and factors that induce growth

The marine environment hosts a huge variety of algal species most of which are too small to see with the human eye. They are...

MARINE NUISANCES – The lionfish are coming!

Before the battles of Lexington and Concord during the American War of Independence, the blacksmith Paul Revere famously called out to the towns folk...

MARINE NUISANCES – A tide of jelly

Ask somebody to name you something that lives in the sea and the chances are that they will reply with a type of shark...

BAT SPOTTING – Creatures of misunderstanding

words | Nicole Macedo     photos | Stewart Finlayson The link between bats and the occult stems from an ancient Asian myth about vampires that...

MARINE NUISANCES – Red tides – the HABs and the HABs-not

Red tides are an actual phenomenon of biblical proportions. Referred to as harmful algal blooms (HABs) by the scientific community, they are caused by...