Species of seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) of the coast of Northern Italy (Caponoli); IUCN Red List: endangered. (Credit: Marta Panero @theseanditsreatures).
Zoology

Seahorses, some of the most unique sea creatures

April 11, 2019 0

Morphological features and vulnerability Seahorses are unique creatures, immediately standing out for their morphological features. The upright posture, head bent down at an angle and the small mouth at the end of their snouts are […]

Zoology

Deciphering the language of dolphins

November 28, 2018 0

Dr Stephanie King and Dr Vincent Janik from the University of St Andrews’ Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), have made a tantalising breakthrough after 10 years of research on trying to understand the language of […]

Zoology

The barn owl, Bird of the Year 2018 in Spain

November 21, 2018 0

The Spanish Ornithologist Association (SEO in Spanish), along with Birdlife International, have granted the barn owl (Tyto alba) the title of Bird of the Year 2018. This title is selected annually by a public poll […]

Black morph of the Indian cobra (photo by Richard Southworth)
Zoology

Searching for Snakes in Himachal Pradesh

October 17, 2018 0

Snakebite is considered a “neglected tropical disease” by the World Health Organisation, and it kills more people in India than anywhere else in the world; 45,000 fatalities per year is the official figure, though it […]

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