Decoration or Devastation – The True Cost of the Souvenir Shell Trade

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Even though a shell or a piece of coral on your mantelpiece may look pretty, the long-term consequences on the ocean and its inhabitants may be serious. You may think that one small shell won’t make a difference, but with every shell taken from its natural habitat the surrounding environment could suffer. This is because […]

How do sloths breathe upside down?

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A team of Scientists at Swansea University has found out why sloths are able to spend up to 9o% of their lives hanging upside down, yet still breathing normally. This research was carried out in Costa Rica and published by the Royal Society here in the UK. This research found that the sloths, which live […]