BAT SPOTTING – Creatures of misunderstanding

words | Nicole Macedo     photos | Stewart Finlayson The link between bats and the occult stems from an ancient Asian myth about vampires that...

A Zookeeper’s Diary

One of the defining factors separating us humans from other animals, is our clothing. We all wear clothes, most of the time. If we...

A Zookeeper’s Diary

  Our monthly spotlight on the superstars at the Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park… and their keepers! Spring is in the air at the zoo in Gibraltar....

FIGHTING FOR ENVIRONMENT – Tommy Finlayson – in it for the...

‘Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates...’ So says the dictionary, when looking up ‘environment.’ These days, a...

SHARKS VINDICATED – Their bark is worse than their bite

Of all the fish in the sea, it is the entire Chondrichthions class which seem to suffer the worst reputation. As the animals best...

Shark Diving

The Nautilus Project The last decade has seen an encouraging rise in Eco-tourism, resulting in all sorts of new environmentally-driven industries, bringing many financial benefits...

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...

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...

CHUPA SANGRE – The blood-sucking fiend

Throughout my youth my family loved to spend summers on Catalan Bay beach. In those days the beach was couched between two rocky outcrops...