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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...