Category: Research

Amphipod

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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Foraging Leaf Cutter Ants (c)  A. Bockoven

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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shark

How to hypnotize a shark

Sharks, alongside many other aquatic and terrestrial animals exhibit a phenomenon known as tonic immobility or ‘apparent death’, a reflex that causes the animal to enter a hypnotic or trance like state. Whilst...

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