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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

COCCOLITHOPHORES

  Messing up your visibility. Whilst learning to dive in Gibraltar, one common complaint which constantly annoyed local divers was the lack of visibility compared to...

THE HOLOTHURIANS

  Over the last two years, one of the most popular invertebrates along the Gibraltar coastline have been the Holothurians. This was unexpected, especially with...

MACAQUES ON THE MED STEPS

  The ‘Med Steps’ have arguably never been more popular, with hundreds making short work of them, mainly in the evenings, as part of their...

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...