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Chimney-Henge: A mud volcano in the deep

December 21, 2015 0

Above the waves there was nothing but sea to be seen, but below the surface we caught a glimpse of a fascinating sight.  A vast field of toppled carbonate chimneys loomed in front of us […]

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Roar of the Meerkat: An Examination of Alarm Calling Behaviour

September 24, 2015 0

Alarm calling behaviour is often associated with organisms belonging to complex social structures, such as meerkats, primates and many social birds. Meerkats are socially obligate, cooperatively-breeding mongooses that exhibit a sophisticated alarm calling system. Through […]

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Pros and Cons of Zoo Enrichment Programmes

May 8, 2015 0

1. Introduction Enrichment is a term used by animal keepers to describe the introduction of environmental stimuli into the environments of captive animals. The intention of enrichment is to improve the psychological and physiological wellbeing […]

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The Cambrian Explosion

April 1, 2015 1

Introduction The Cambrian explosion refers to a relatively short period in evolutionary time when a wide diversity of different phyla began to apparently suddenly appear in the fossil record.  The Cambrian explosion, otherwise known as […]

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