Category Archives: Zoology

IUCN update

IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) has updated released the updated conservation staus of three headline species ahead of their September meeting; Bornean orang utan, whale shark and winghead shark. Bad news for all three with the updated

IUCN update

IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) has updated released the updated conservation staus of three headline species ahead of their September meeting; Bornean orang utan, whale shark and winghead shark. Bad news for all three with the updated

Primate Evolution

This is a really interesting story, shedding further light onto the origins of our lineage within the primates order. Unlike Ida, who was initially purported to be our earliest ancestor (though we now believe that it lies on the other

Primate Evolution

This is a really interesting story, shedding further light onto the origins of our lineage within the primates order. Unlike Ida, who was initially purported to be our earliest ancestor (though we now believe that it lies on the other

Tortoise evolution

I was really excited to see this proto-tortoise fossil, which give us an insight into the chain of events that lead to the evolution of the tortoises shell (image from BBC, here). This was especially the case as I’ve had

Tortoise evolution

I was really excited to see this proto-tortoise fossil, which give us an insight into the chain of events that lead to the evolution of the tortoises shell (image from BBC, here). This was especially the case as I’ve had

Sharks Skin

I’ve known that sharks don’t have “scales” for a while, and that they have something called denticles (named for their tooth like appearance) instead. However, until today I had never seen them visualised. Thank you to IFLS for linking to

Sharks Skin

I’ve known that sharks don’t have “scales” for a while, and that they have something called denticles (named for their tooth like appearance) instead. However, until today I had never seen them visualised. Thank you to IFLS for linking to

Saving the Oceans – Litter Burden

Excellent article on LiveScience highlighting the work of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, which took place on Sept. 15, 2012. The amount of litter pollution that we contribute to the ocean is terrifying and every piece removed (or far

Saving the Oceans – Litter Burden

Excellent article on LiveScience highlighting the work of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, which took place on Sept. 15, 2012. The amount of litter pollution that we contribute to the ocean is terrifying and every piece removed (or far

Creative communication

Please find my first, very short, foray into communication through creative writing (a mere 260 words), but I hope you enjoy it! I was literally bouncing as I accessed the room, so many others – surely I would make a

Creative communication

Please find my first, very short, foray into communication through creative writing (a mere 260 words), but I hope you enjoy it! I was literally bouncing as I accessed the room, so many others – surely I would make a

Kids say the funniest things

I am currently involved in delivering an after-school club that we developed this year to engage local children with the issues surrounding the environment and conservation. An integral part of this project has always been to comprehensively evaluate its impact

Kids say the funniest things

I am currently involved in delivering an after-school club that we developed this year to engage local children with the issues surrounding the environment and conservation. An integral part of this project has always been to comprehensively evaluate its impact