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What is an Axolotl and Why Are They Endangered?

In this guide, we’ll be filling you in on the remarkable axolotl, from its amazing genetics to where it’s found in the wild. We’ll also be taking a look at why its numbers are in such sharp decline, and what impact its disappearance could have for us all.

Everything You Need to Know About Snapping Turtles

The animal kingdom is home to a wealth of fascinating creatures, some of which have been around for millions of years. Turtles, for example, are thought to have originated over 200 million years ago. While some of the turtle species have become extinct during that time, there are many species still alive, including one of … Continued

Do You Know Your Poisonous Sea Creatures?

Although there are plenty of peaceful creatures floating around and minding their own business in our seas, there are still lots of others that can be dangerous to other creatures, and even humans. Many sea creatures have developed defence mechanisms to keep themselves safe in hostile waters. From octopuses with stinging tentacles to fish with … Continued

The Ocean’s Most Interesting Hunters

The oceans of the world are home to so many different sea creatures, all of whom have their own unique behaviours and habits. What’s more, many of these animals spend their time either searching for their next meal, or avoiding being another animal’s next snack! This can make for a very interesting place for us … Continued

Why Can’t Saltwater Fish Live in Freshwater?

It’s strange to think that fish can’t just cope in any water, and that different species need a specific environment to thrive. After all, water is just water, right? So why is there such a big distinction between freshwater and saltwater species? As perplexing as this topic may be, the type of water can make … Continued

The Anatomy of Seahorses

Tiny and named after the shape of their head, seahorses are in fact still a fish, but they are incredibly different from any other fish out there! Found in both tropical and temperate waters around the world, the seahorse (Hippocampus) may breathe through gills and have a swim bladder like many other species, but their … Continued

What is a Sea Anemone?

The world’s oceans are home to some of the most fascinating creatures, from fish to coral. One of the most interesting animals that live in oceans throughout the world is the sea anemone. Sea anemones are often mistaken for plants, given their appearance, not to mention that they are named after the anemone flower. Characterised … Continued

The Ocean’s Most Endangered Species

It’s no secret that climate change, overfishing, pollution, degradation and habitat loss are having an untold impact on marine life. But the extent of such a decline may come as a surprise to many. According to the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), 2,270 marine species are now classified as endangered, with 25% … Continued

Which Fish Live in the English Channel?

Although the English Channel is on the smaller side compared to its neighbours, the diversity of creatures that call it home is not to underestimated. At just a little over one-tenth of the size of the North Sea, you’d probably expect it to have very little sea life going on. But that couldn’t be more … Continued

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