Archive for December, 2010

Beach litter survey

Monday, December 20th, 2010

A big thank you to everyone who turned out on Sunday – unfortunately an inch of snow on the beach made it impractical to do any beach cleaning! We’ll re-schedule in January…

Science roundup 19-12-2010

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

While bacteria, phytoplankton and sponges play an important part in this week’s scientific mix, there is still a place for some leviathans, with tales of whales both living and dead…

Marine science roundup

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Back to basics this week, most of the science is involved with nutrition – eating and getting eaten – with a brief interlude from diatoms who are working hard on producing toxins to ensure that anyone who does eat them regrets it! The theme is picked up again in Fisheries, here our human apetite is pushing global fish stocks to the point of no return. To start though, a little fun with a novel tunicate…