• Zoology

    10 Amazing Animals You Can Spot in Ireland

    While we might not have bears hibernating in our caves or packs of wolves roaming our countryside (anymore), Ireland has its fair share of spectacular wildlife, from the cute and cuddly to the downright awe-inspiring. [...]
  • Zoology

    Swanning Around: True Love and Rude Boats

    Long story short: they aren’t mute, cygnets are adorable and swans are dinosaurs. Mute swans or Cygnus olor are interesting birds. Easy to identify due to their impressive size and pure white colour, they are [...]
  • Zoology

    The Diadema Dilemma

    Could the spiny grazer be the saviour of the Caribbean coral reefs? Ah, the Caribbean! White, sandy beaches, warm waters, pirates and rum…  As a final year zoology student, I got an amazing chance to [...]

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  • 10 Amazing Animals You Can Spot in Ireland

    January 23, 2017 2
    While we might not have bears hibernating in our caves or packs of wolves roaming our countryside (anymore), Ireland has its fair share of spectacular wildlife, from the cute and cuddly to the downright awe-inspiring. [...]
  • Sex, Drugs and Falcons: The Illicit Falconry Trade

    January 19, 2017 0
    “Falconry” or “hawking” can be defined as the art and sport of hunting in a natural state with a trained bird of prey. Since 2010, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has [...]
  • Swanning Around: True Love and Rude Boats

    January 17, 2017 0
    Long story short: they aren’t mute, cygnets are adorable and swans are dinosaurs. Mute swans or Cygnus olor are interesting birds. Easy to identify due to their impressive size and pure white colour, they are [...]
  • The Diadema Dilemma

    January 12, 2017 0
    Could the spiny grazer be the saviour of the Caribbean coral reefs? Ah, the Caribbean! White, sandy beaches, warm waters, pirates and rum…  As a final year zoology student, I got an amazing chance to [...]
  • From 23 to 5,500 – The Decline and Recovery of Yellowstone’s Largest Animal

    January 10, 2017 0
    Long associated with American Wild West, the American Bison is one of the most iconic species found throughout the Americas. With males capable of reaching over 2,000 lbs (the heaviest recorded individual weighed a massive [...]
  • Venom Day, 2016

    January 5, 2017 0
    Recently on Friday 9th December I made my annual migration from Cambridge to Bangor in north-west Wales. For those of you who aren’t familiar with why I travel here each year – it’s Venom Day. [...]
  • Doubling the number of Wild Tigers by 2022

    December 21, 2016 0
    13 Tiger Countries have vowed to double the number of Wild tigers by 2022 but is it achievable? 100 years ago there were estimated to be over 100,000 tigers in the wild, however in recent [...]
  • Painted Lady Butterfly (Cynthia cardui) — ID Guide

    December 15, 2016 0
    The Painted Lady is a migrant species of butterfly that travels from as far away as Morocco. On some occasions we can get a great influx of the species, with it being found throughout the [...]
  • Bumping into Gaboon Adders!

    December 13, 2016 0
    For years I had dreamt of seeing a Gaboon Adder (Bitis gabonica) out in the wild. It has to be one of the most beautiful snakes in the world! It captivates many, and sparks interest, [...]
  • Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io) — ID Guide

    December 7, 2016 0
    The Peacock Butterfly is one of our most distinctive butterfly species, it is large and brightly coloured and once seen, it is not easily forgotten. This species follows on from the last two in that [...]
  • Flabellina pedata — ID Guide

    December 5, 2016 0
    Flabellina pedata unfortunately has no common name (though is sometimes synonymised as Doris pedata or Coryphella pedata). It is a species of Nudibranch, a marine mollusc, so called as their gills are not enclosed and [...]
  • Investigating a non-native species in Cambridge

    December 1, 2016 0
    It may surprise most people (especially the residents of Cambridge), that an isolated population of a non-native toad exists within the heart of the city. I’m not entirely sure how the toads became established as [...]

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