Picture of the week: Tompot Blennies
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- 25. Jan, 2018
- 4. Feb, 2018
News: British Queen bans plastic
The British queen bans plastic from all Royal estates, inspired by David Attenborough's documentary Blue Planet II. In addition, speaking to environmentalists in London last month, the Prince of Wales said that "we cannot, indeed must not, allow this situation to continue".
News: New resort opened in North Sudan
Until recently the famous Sudanese reefs could only be visited by liveaboards leaving from Port Sudan or Port Ghalib in Egypt. However, last year a Sudanese organisation opened a modest 'eco' resort 30 km north of Port Sudan, not so far from the legendary Sanganeb and Shab Rumi atolls. Flights are via Cairo or Dubai to Port Sudan. No alcoholic beverages allowed in Sudan. For updates follow this news section.
News: Woodpecker Brain
Researchers recently found that the brains of the woodpecker Picoides pubescens contained large quantities of the protein tau, more than in other birds. In humans tau can be seen in conditions like neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, and in American football players. In Woody however it may serve rather as protection and extra stability against damage of neural tissue
News: Changing attitude towards sharkfin soup in China
Consumption of shark fin soup in China no longer the greatest threat to sharks, according to WildAid report