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Monday, October 22, 2018

The Importance of Rosia Bay

  After the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Nelson’s body was brought into Rosia Bay aboard his ship HMS Victory. Local legend has it that...

Greenwashing Plastic

  Know what you are buying. Most people would probably agree that making a change to better the environment is a good thing, be it at...

The Cephalopoda

  This month has seen a highly controversial paper by Edward Steele et al, released in the Journal of Progress in Biophysics and Molecular biology,...

A Ban on Bluefin Tuna

  Summer 2017 saw the tuna fishing season open, and within four weeks local anglers had landed 9 out of the 15.5 tonnes of the...

LOGGERHEAD TURTLES – Riding the Currents, Dude!

  This March there was an unfortunate event on Western Beach. During the early hours, a dead Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta, washed up and was...

Climate Change in Our Oceans

  To most of us, how climate change works and its effects on the terrestrial biosphere, are pretty well understood. However, how are these changes...

Spiny-Skinned Sea Stars

As with most marine organisms, life as a baby sea star begins with a planktonic larval stage. Their bodies resemble a spearhead and require...

MARINE PARASITES – The Rhizocephalan

All living organisms require a source of energy to maintain being alive. Take that source of energy away and the organism simply dies. Plants...

CHUPA SANGRE – The blood-sucking fiend

Throughout my youth my family loved to spend summers on Catalan Bay beach. In those days the beach was couched between two rocky outcrops...

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...