Blue ringed octopus

The blue ringed octopus though incredibly small are the most deadly of the cephalopods due to their highly toxic venom.…

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The Mimic Octopus

Like many cephalopods, the mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus) has the ability to change the colour of its skin. However this…

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Seahorses Under Siege

There is currently an estimated 48 different species (S.Lourie, unpub. data) of seahorses, genus hippocampus of the family Syngnathidae, although…

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Tides of Planet Earth

As we know, planet earth’s surface is mostly covered in water, about 70% of it. The oceans have a tidal…

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The Transfer of Disease by Zoonoses

The Transfer of Disease by Zoonoses What are zoonoses? A zoonosis is an infectious disease naturally transmissible between animals and…

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The Cascade Effect

“An ecological cascade effect is a series of secondary extinctions that is triggered by the primary extinction of a key species in an ecosystem”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_effect_(ecology)) Recently, the…

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