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Thursday, December 14, 2017

BLUEFIN TUNA – The importance of protection

In the last few weeks there has been a bit of a stir about the suspension of tuna fishing by the Department of the...

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 – Nautilus: A living fossil

In 1870, a famous French writer published an epic tale of adventure whose influences are still evident in me today. The author was none...

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION – How far is far enough?

Protection is always a hot topic these days. People from various walks of life clamber to associate themselves with all kinds of movements; Save...

RELEASE THE KRAKENS! – The highly fecund Octopus

The marine environment is home to a group of very advanced molluscs called Cephalopods which literally means ‘head foot’. Historically, sailors lived in complete...

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...

SEAHORSES – A curiosity of nature

Seahorses are an iconic fish whose name is derived from the Greek word hippos which means horse. The scientific name Hippocampus combines horse with...

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...

MAJA SQUINADO – Alien or local?

If I were to describe a creature which had blue blood, who had plates of armour for skin and could withstand over 1000 times the...

WILD MACAQUES – AWCP visits a Moroccan research centre

After a twelve-hour journey to cross the strait to Morocco on one of the windiest days in April, AWCP’s Manager, Jess Leaper and Steve...