Climate Emergency?

In October 2018, the IPCC released its latest climate change predictions and with it came a stark warning to the world – 12 years...

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...

Plastic Pollution: Phthalates

BY MARILIS AZZOPARDI Phthalates belong to a family of chemical compounds called plasticisers and are used to make plastic more flexible and less brittle; as...

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...

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...

A Zookeepers Diary November 2019

As the nights draw in and Autumn is upon us, the staff at the AWCP have already been preparing the animals and enclosures for...

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...

MARINE NUISANCES – A tide of jelly

Ask somebody to name you something that lives in the sea and the chances are that they will reply with a type of shark...

The Invasive Japanese Seaweed

Over recent years we have all become aware of vast volumes of rotting seaweed strewn all over Western Beach. The smell is pungently putrid...

ME EAT NO MEAT – How going vegan once a week...

‘Eat like a primate!’’ is a new campaign launched by the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park in conjunction with the Health, Environment and Education Departments,...