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Thursday, December 5, 2019

A Zookeepers’ Diary: Are you #SelfieAware?

By Craig Pratts, Lucia Ferrary, Janella Borrell & Jess Leaper This month, the AWCP will be launching a zoo-based campaign to help raise awareness of...

Mola Mola: The Oceanic Sunfish

The word ‘mola’ is derived from the Latin for millstone, a large round stone which was used to grind grain. This is mostly due...

A Zookeepers Diary September 2019

Summer can take its toll on any green areas in the Mediterranean. Despite being situated in the lush green Botanic Gardens, the Wildlife Park...

Climate Change: The Greenhouse Effect

BY MARILIS AZZOPARDI A greenhouse receives incoming radiation from the sun through the glass, as the earth does through its atmosphere. Part of that incoming...

The Invasive Japanese Seaweed

Over recent years we have all become aware of vast volumes of rotting seaweed strewn all over Western Beach. The smell is pungently putrid...

Plastic Pollution: Phthalates

BY MARILIS AZZOPARDI Phthalates belong to a family of chemical compounds called plasticisers and are used to make plastic more flexible and less brittle; as...

Cooked Alive: Mussels & Heatwaves

On the 29th June 2019, The Guardian newspaper reported extremely high temperatures in California with researchers allegedly discovering scores of dead mussels which had...

A Sustainable Gibraltar

There’s no doubt that we’re rapidly approaching a time where it will soon be too late to do anything about the environmental crisis we’re...

Summertime and the Taxis Are Busy

Not a single day goes by without hundreds and hundreds of tourists and locals thronging our Main Street during these summer months. Visitors from...

The Box Jellyfish

BY Lewis Stagnetto, The Nautilus Project Firstly, it isn’t a jellyfish! Although they look like jellyfish, which are Scyphozoans, box jellyfish form part of the...