Zoology

Venom Day 2017

November 28, 2017 0

It was that time again, for a large number of herpetologists to clog up the roads and public transport to head to north-west Wales for a single day conference. On the 18th November around 150 […]

Zoology

How animals see the world

November 8, 2017 0

The human eye is pretty amazing, but there are also plenty of things we can’t see. Our animal friends can help open our eyes to the possibilities beyond what we see. Find out what the world looks like to them. […]

Forever young! An individual smooth newt demonstrating Paedomorphism.
Zoology

Amphibians in Neverland

October 25, 2017 0

Some amphibians stay in an eternal state of childhood much like the fictional character Peter Pan, this is known as paedomorphosis (‘child form’) and is only exhibited in newts and salamanders. I’m sure that most […]

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European Crocodile Networking Meeting (ECNM) 2017

October 11, 2017 0

Vikings, bicycles and sugary pastries are things that usually come to mind when we think of the Danes. But for the sixty attendees to the second annual ECNM in Eskildstrup, Denmark, something entirely different was […]

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Human-Predator conflict seen through first world eyes

September 12, 2017 0

Human population growth and increasing numbers of estuarine crocodiles and wolves in Australia and Norway, is setting us up for an increase in human wildlife conflicts. Proper models for management and conflict mediation, is key […]

Zoology

Ndumo adventure!

August 15, 2017 0

Last week, I was lucky enough to be a part of a research team who were headed for Ndumo Game Reserve, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. One of the researchers, Cormac, was looking for terrapins, while Camille, […]

Zoology

Warm blood gives sharks and tunas superspeed

July 26, 2017 0

Although shark movies like Jaws and Sharknado 1, 2, 3 (the list goes on…) may portray sharks in an unrealistically menacing light, they are correct in that sharks are fast. Really fast. But the sharks […]

Zoology

How does it feel to discover a new species?

May 3, 2017 0

When we think of discovering a species, our imagination may take us to some far off jungle, slashing away at hanging lianas to find some bizarre, unheard of little creature. A eureka moment ensues, and […]

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