Author: Hannah Lawson

A day in the life of a marine biologist

I joined the wildlifearticles.co.uk writing team in August last year and since then have thoroughly enjoyed writing articles on marine species, habitats and issues. The marine environment for me is an exciting, interesting...

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Seasonal Seas

The UK is a temperate country that undergoes the four seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter. The waters surrounding the UK are also temperate and undergo a seasonal cycle too. The seasonality of...

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Why Phytoplankton Matter

It is common knowledge that photosynthesising plants produce the oxygen in the air we breathe. What most people don’t know, is that terrestrial plants only provide us with about half of the oxygen...

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How the ocean influences our weather

The stormy weather that hit the UK last week was caused by the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo. We have all covered, at some point in the past, how global weather is formed...

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Britain’s Great Reef!

When we hear the word reef, we often imagine beautiful and diverse tropical coral reefs. But there are actually several other types of reef that exist in temperate and cold waters, which are...

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Threats to our oceans

The world’s oceans are fascinating and beautiful environments. Potentially we have yet to discover up to two-thirds of the species that occur in the marine environment. On top of that global oceans are...

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The wonderful life of mussels

If you have ever been down to a rocky beach or estuary in the UK you probably will have spotted a clump of common mussels (Mytilus edulis) on a rock or cliff face....

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UK Marine Mammals-Where and when to see them

Following the sighting of a pair of killer whales (Orcinus orca) off the coastline of Orkney by Dr Matthew Bishop (@drmtbishop) a couple of weeks ago. I thought many of us may be...

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