The Corona Virus

What Is The Corona Virus? The corona virus that we are talking about is only one of serval known strands of corona virus. The virus has been named “corona” because of the fact that if you look at it through a microscope, it has lots of spikes on it making look like it has a […]

Deep-Sea Mining/Oil Drilling

Offshore drilling is a mechanical process where a wellbore is drilled below the seabed. It is typically carried out in order to explore for and subsequently extract petroleum which lies in rock formations beneath the seabed. Around 1891, the first submerged oil wells were drilled from platforms built on piles in the fresh waters of the Grand Lake St. Marys (a.k.a. […]

Sharks

Unlike humans, sharks do not have bones. Instead they have a rubbery substance called cartilage. They also have very good eyesight which allows them to see in the dark and also see colours as we do. A sharks skin feels very similar to sand paper, this is because it has tiny scales all pointing towards […]

Leaf Blowers: a threat to insects

The German Government is concerned that leaf blowers are a threat to insects and the environment as they pollute the air with noise and emissions. The ministry said leaf blowers should only be used if they are “indispensable”. Despite this statement, they are not planning to ban leaf blowers. This warning came out after the […]

Orca

Orcas or killer whales are apex predators (at the top of the food chain), this means that no animal other than humans can hunt them. they feed on almost anything that they can find in the sea such as: sea birds, sharks, turtles, squid and other orcas. One orca found in Canada was even found […]

Marine Microbes

Marine microorganisms are organisms to small to be seen by the naked eye and live in the marine habitat, they make up 70% of the biomass in the sea and are responsible for almost all photosynthesis in the sea. These organisms are icredible diverse, they include: viruses, bacterie, archaea, microalgae, fungi and micro animals. Prokaryotes […]

Climate Change: Greenland

Greenland’s massive ice sheet has melted by a record amount this year. It has lost enough ice to raise the average global sea levels by over a millimetre. Scientists and researchers say they are anxiously astounded by how quickly ice has melted this year; they, therefore, worry about the effects it would have on the […]

Coral bleaching

Incredibly large amounts of coral have died in recent years, this is due to a process known as coral bleaching. But how does coral bleaching happen? How does it affect ecosystems? And how can this be prevented? Coral bleaching is a process in which the algae on corals become ‘stressed’ and leaves the coral, this […]

Ocean Fishing

Fish are a major source of food. A healthy balanced diet contains 2 (140g) portions of fish a week. But where does all this fish come from? Roughly 70% – 80% of the seafood eaten in the UK is imported from abroad. But the rest is fished in our local seas. How does fishing work? […]