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Change of tune for Hawaiian crickets?

Crickets that lost their song in an evolutionary bid to escape predators could hold the key to understanding how bursts of new species can form so quickly.

10 May 2019

From childhood ambition to ocean explorer: Looking back on a life at sea

Over the years, I've explored unvisited areas of ocean floor. I've discovered new ecosystems and described weird and wonderful species and even had the honour of having some named after me.

26 Apr 2019

Copepods: The unsung heroes of the ocean

We all know the amazing job that bees and birds, as pollinators, do for the planet. But have you heard about the humble copepod?

24 Apr 2019

Widespread British pollinator losses

Insects that play an important role in pollination are disappearing from areas of Great Britain.

27 Mar 2019

Listening in: Sounds of minke whales recorded for first time

The minke whale is one of the largest marine species regularly visiting the Scottish coast, but its secretive and unpredictable lifestyle means much of its behaviour remains a mystery.

12 Mar 2019

How are plankton changing?

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how plankton communities are changing in coastal waters and shelf seas around the UK.

1 Mar 2019

Working with China to find a solution to pollution

Scientists are delving underground to study the agricultural impacts to soil and water, and are one step closer to finding a solution to land degradation and pollution.

7 Feb 2019

Plastics are being glued together in the ocean

Glue-like substances secreted by bacteria are sticking tiny particles of plastic together in the ocean to form larger masses.

5 Feb 2019

Loch Ness trees to help Scotland's carbon store

Thousands of trees planted near Loch Ness could help grow a new income stream for Scotland's forestry industry while removing thousands of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere.

15 Jan 2019

Climate change spells disaster for small businesses in southern Africa

What do you picture when you think about climate change? Perhaps you see failing crops, rising sea levels or melting glaciers. But what about struggling small businesses?

10 Jan 2019