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...

Cooked Alive: Mussels & Heatwaves

On the 29th June 2019, The Guardian newspaper reported extremely high temperatures in California with researchers allegedly discovering scores of dead mussels which had...

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...

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...

Summertime and the Taxis Are Busy

Not a single day goes by without hundreds and hundreds of tourists and locals thronging our Main Street during these summer months. Visitors from...

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...

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...

Air Pollution In Our Homes

By Marilis Azzopardi VOCs are one class of pollutants that are usually found in higher concentrations inside our homes than in outside air. In Gibraltar...

Plastic, Green and Over-Building!

We’ve been reminded, have we not, of the dangers of plastic and how it affects seabirds and marine life; even affecting the food we...

Organisms From Another Planet

  Anyone that has studied genomics at school will remember the basic principles, which describe how gene frequency with a population is directly proportional to...