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...

Rhizostoma Luteum Sightings

Summer is around the corner and with the inevitable blooms of jellyfish, which are gathering biomass in the Mediterranean, I felt that perhaps it...

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...

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,...

MARINE NUISANCES – The lionfish are coming!

Before the battles of Lexington and Concord during the American War of Independence, the blacksmith Paul Revere famously called out to the towns folk...

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...

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...

Pollution: A Public Health Crisis

BY MARILIS AZZOPARDI In Gibraltar, there are no significant measures or strategies in place to tackle what has been called a “public health crisis”, and...

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...

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...