Category Archives: Marine

Zinc takes the sting out of jellyfish venom

For me, there are three extremely good reasons never to go to Australia – huge furry-bodied poisonous spiders, venomous lightning fast snakes and sharks with great mouthfuls of serrated teeth. After reading a recent article, I am now happy to … Continue reading

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Sea creatures dissolve as oceans acidify

There’s little doubt that increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through human industry contribute to the changing of the Earth’s climate. Excess CO2 is absorbed by our ocean’s, changing their chemical composition and driving more blustery ocean winds that force deeper … Continue reading

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Sticky Seafood: The Goose Barnacle Edition

Many different sea creatures, particularly those of the seashore shelled variety, have the ability to permanently stick themselves to various structures in order to achieve a stabilised method of living and feeding, in addition to helping prevent the less desirable … Continue reading

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