Zoology

The Pickled Pineapple Snake

October 20, 2015 0

© Dan Eatherley 2015 My first bushmaster was a dead bushmaster. The reptilian cadaver I held in my hands was in a neat stiff spiral the size of an extra large pizza. The snake’s mouth […]

Opinion

Ireland’s Fur Trade

October 15, 2015 2

Most people are unaware of the fact that Ireland has a secret fur trade – there are currently 3 mink farms in the country, where annually a total of around 200,000 mink are killed. Fur […]

Research

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 […]

Agriculture

Working with Nature

September 11, 2015 0

If the title of this blog post evokes images of hippies, eco warriors, Eastern philosophers or otherwordly New Age people then please keep reading because I want to dispel a few stereotypes and biases and have a […]

Zoology

So you’re going to work in a zoo?

September 9, 2015 4

This is the question that has haunted me since I decided I wanted to study zoology. For years I answered people with the same pre-recorded spiel that everyone in my class has engrained in their […]

Zoology

Scouring Cambridge for Amphibians

September 9, 2015 4

If there is one thing I can say that I enjoy more than most it is wandering around the edge of a pond in the pouring rain with a torch in my hand counting amphibians. […]

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