Category: Research

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Kelp forests in Europe

Kelp, a type of brown seaweed, can form dense ‘forests’ along the coastlines of temperate countries. As long as there are rocks available for the kelp to attach to with their ‘holdfasts’, then...

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Why does nature make us happy?

A new scientific report from the University of Exeter (read here) has been shared widely on social media and wildlife news sites in the past few days and I thought I might share...

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Pollution reaches the deep ocean

A research paper published this week identified high levels of anthropogenic pollutants in the tissue of deep-water amphipods living at depths of over 10,000 m in the northwest Pacific, disproving the assumption that...

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The Ant SatNav

  A new study has provided novel insight into the way ants memorize and navigate routes ‘home’ whilst out foraging.   Ants have been subject to numerous studies regarding navigation techniques and information...

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The importance of biodiversity recording

Biological recording is an important aspect of the activities of amateur and professional natural historians, enthusiasts and members of the general public. Biological recording is an integral part of conservation as records are...

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