Category: Fish


The gentle giant of the sea

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are the world’s largest fish, growing up 12 metres in length and weighing up to 12,500 kg. They are known for their gentle nature, sometimes letting divers swim with...

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Credit: Tino Strauss

Microbeads to be banned, Daily Mail claims credit

Environmentalists have been celebrating the proposed ban on the sale of products containing microbeads from 2017, which was announced by DEFRA on 3rd September. The campaign to ban microbeads has been several years...

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© Hans Hillewaert

The UK’s most dangerous seaside fish

The sun has emerged, the wind is still and the rain is nowhere to be seen, a perfect day for a trip to the beach. Wading into the shallows you can feel the...

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The World’s Oldest Vertebrate

In 2015 the average life expectancy of human beings was 71.4 years. This seems like quite a good stint in comparison to some of our ancestors, but it is paltry when compared to...

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