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In reflection: emo robins and a socially distanced nature walk

When I was little, there were three things that I loved: the first was reading, the second was writing, and the third was nature. The first hobby is currently intermittent and, ironically, being a literature student hasn’t helped. The second remains a thriving passion to this day. And the third? Like many people growing up, […]

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This Week in History: the establishment of Yosemite National Part on 1 October 1890

A year ago the world was gripped by the nerve-racking rock-climbing film Free Solo (filmed on El Capitan in Yosemite). Another popular climbing film, Dawn Wall drew our attention to the same enormous rock face. Travis Scott even released a single titled ‘Yosemite’ supporting his number one album ‘Astroworld’. While the planet is torched with […]

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Environment Science

Conservation divers touching marine life isn’t controversial, it’s just wrong

Photos and videos have gone viral of a group of divers swimming alongside and even touching, a huge great white shark off the south shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, marine biologist and conservation advocate describes the encounter as “beyond magic!” via her Instagram account and many have been left speechless by the ‘awe-inspiring’ photos […]

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Scientists search for solutions to toxin build-up in sharks

If animal cruelty isn’t enough of a reason not to eat sharks, then I think this might do the trick. Sharks, as their appearance suggests, are apex predators: they eat other animals. Other animals that have been eating other organisms. All of whom have picked up some level of toxins on their quest for survival. […]

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Prof. Murray Roberts talks on the deep seas

When was the last time you thought about the deep sea, that mysterious place we know less about than the surface of the moon? Despite being surrounded by it on all sides, many of us take little time to think about the destruction being wrought on this often overlooked ecosystem. Personally, it was only upon […]

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Interview with wildlife veterinarian, Robert Aruho, about giraffe conservation

Robert Aruho is an online MSc student in International Animal Health and a wildlife veterinarian for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Kampala. He has been working for three years on a project for the conservation of the Rothschild giraffe (a subspecies of the Northern giraffe). The Student had the chance to discuss the importance […]

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Scientists discover that there are four species of giraffe, rather than just one

It has been recently discovered that there are four different species of giraffe. This comes as a surprise to scientists, as it has been long thought that there was just one species. Within this one species, it was previously accepted that there were nine sub-species. DNA taken from 190 giraffes across these sub-species has been […]