Category Archive: animals

What’s in a name?

You may have noticed that this blog has a rather bizarre name, surely something silly made up by me you’d think. Well the truth is when I was trying to come up with… Continue reading

Manipulating polarisation for a better view

Wow, haven’t I been ignoring this blog for a while?! I have had quite a busy year, and unfortunately blogging took a back seat for a while. In the summer I successfully submitted… Continue reading

Conservation Physiology: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Protecting Species

The way in which an animal moves is essential to its survival. Hunting, escaping, migrating and mating are all made possible through the various locomotor strategies that animals employ. As a biomechanist, I… Continue reading

Visualising the Footprints of Ocean Swimmers

Dr Kakani Katija is a bioengineer who works as a postdoctoral fellow at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Her work involves the study of how marine organisms interact with their environment, more specifically, she… Continue reading

Researchers get closer to Sharks with REMUS SharkCam

  Dramatic footage of great white sharks attacking an underwater camera has recently gone viral across the internet. Filmed in 2013, the videos give a glimpse into the underwater  hunting techniques employed by… Continue reading

Stunning Footage Captures Blue Whale Feeding

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been fully engrossed with David Attenborough’s latest romp into the natural world, ‘The Hunt’. If you tuned in last night, you would’ve been treated the episode… Continue reading

A rare glimpse into the world of the ocean sunfish

Sometimes I see a creature in the ocean and just think to myself, “go home evolution, you’re drunk”. This is certainly the case when I look at the ocean sunfish. The largest bony… Continue reading

Octopus vanishes into DIY quicksand home

I have a great interest in anything and everything that exists within the ocean, I do however have a particular fascination with cephalopods. Their uncanny ability to blend into their environment is often… Continue reading

Update on the pico reef!

I thought I would post an update on my little pico as it has been a while! There have been a few additions to the tank since I last posted it on here,… Continue reading

The Story of a Dolphin Pair Being Returned to the Wild

This is the story of Tom and Misha, two bottlenose dolphins that were captured from the wild off the coast of Turkey. They were housed in a tourist facility and became an attraction,… Continue reading