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Feel Good Friday – Scotland, TripAdvisor and ‘Cooling Houses’

I think most people would agree with me when I say Fridays are the best day of the week, right? But your Friday is about to get a whole lot better now that I'm introducing Feel Good Friday! Every time I open Facebook or watch the news, I feel bombarded with saddening news stories about… Continue reading Feel Good Friday – Scotland, TripAdvisor and ‘Cooling Houses’

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How you can save the bees

The bees are in trouble. Not just Honeybee’s, who make the sweet goo that goes wonderfully on a piece of buttered toast, but all bee populations have been declining steadily over the last few years. We, and by “we” I mean the human race, are primarily to blame. Insecticides, pollution, global warming, and monocrop farms… Continue reading How you can save the bees

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Friends Forever

There are many relationships present in the ocean, between many different (and sometimes completely opposite) animals. In science speak, two animals have a relationship if they interact in some way, with one another. These include; predation, competition, and symbiotic relationships. The main relationship I'll focus on today is symbiosis, which is a close relationship between… Continue reading Friends Forever

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Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

Shark nets are a common safety precaution around Australian beaches, with the simple idea that sharks will get caught in the net and not go further into the beach, therefore, protecting the swimmers. They are in place at most popular beaches along the east coast of Australia, but do they actually keep swimmers safe? Some… Continue reading Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

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The Amazing Octopus

If you had to guess, what would you say the closest relative to octopus are? If you had said oysters, snails or clams then you would have been correct! No no, I'm not kidding! Squids and Octopus are part of the Phylum Mollusca, meaning 'soft bodied'. They are highly derived members of Mollusca, meaning over… Continue reading The Amazing Octopus