The Great British Jellywatch Weekend!

This weekend people up and down the country will be taking part in the first ever ‘Great British Jellywatch Weekend’ in an attempt to learn more about the jellyfish surrounding our coastlines. After coming across a human-sized jellyfish whilst diving off the Cornish coast earlier this year, naturalist and broadcaster Lizzie Daly realised there is … More The Great British Jellywatch Weekend!

The ‘salmon cannon’ helping fish to migrate (yes really)

A video of a fish transport system shooting salmon through a pneumatic style tube went viral over the weekend. But the comical contraption actually serves a very important role in helping the fish migrate. Footage of wild salmon flying through the air in plastic tubing has been unleashed onto the internet this weekend, and people … More The ‘salmon cannon’ helping fish to migrate (yes really)

Sargassum blooms: the Atlantic’s algae nightmare

Last summer a record bloom of sargassum seaweed stretched almost 9000km across the entire Atlantic Ocean. It normally plays an important role in helping protect marine life but a drastic increase is now threatening the species it used to support. But what is it? Why is there so much of it? And what’s the big … More Sargassum blooms: the Atlantic’s algae nightmare

The first ever recording of the rarest whale song on the planet

For the first time ever scientists have recorded the song of the North Pacific right whale, believed to be the rarest species of their kind. With just a few hundred individuals left in the wild, just how did they manage to record it? And most importantly, what does it sound like? Whale songs are often … More The first ever recording of the rarest whale song on the planet

The Japanese fishing village with blood on their hands

Taiji may appear to be a charming little fishing village, but it has a dark and violent tradition of hunting dolphins. After being exposed to the world over a decade ago it seems very little has changed despite strong controversy and opposition. To an unsuspecting visitor the traditional architecture, quaint harbour and crystal clear waters … More The Japanese fishing village with blood on their hands

World’s most endangered marine mammal approaching single figures

A recent report suggests there are only ten vaquita porpoises left in the wild. For decades they have been caught as bycatch in illegal gillnet fisheries targeting a different endangered species of fish. Now the outlook for the ‘little cows’ is very bleak unless drastic action is taken. Hold out your hands in front of … More World’s most endangered marine mammal approaching single figures

Children take the rest of the world to school on climate change

On March 15th young people around the world skipped school for the day to protest the handling of climate change by major world nations. The ‘Youth Strike 4 Climate’ has put politicians and sceptics to shame and highlights just how passionate the next generation of humanity really is about protecting their planet. The kids have … More Children take the rest of the world to school on climate change

Microfragmentation: how smashing up corals helps them grow faster

A new technique can speed up coral growth by 25 times by breaking them into tiny little pieces. Discovered accidentally the process could now help replenish coral reefs and protect them from degradation. But how does it work? And why is it so important? Dr David Vaughan was close to retirement several years ago before … More Microfragmentation: how smashing up corals helps them grow faster