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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

THE 2018 JELLYFISH BLOOM

  Lewis addresses the sudden increase of jellies to our shores this past year. Many people would have noticed that this summer has been particularly bad...

Invasive Species

  The silver-cheeked toadfish. Shipping lanes have always formed artificial routes for certain species to take advantage of and invade new habitats. Traditionally, ship hulls were...

A ZOOKEEPER’S DIARY – Asian Short-Clawed Otters

  Our monthly spotlight on the superstars at the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park… and their keepers! As you approach the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park along the...

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...