Meet the scientist who studies how polychaete worms wriggle through the ocean | Smithsonian Voices

Meet the scientist who studies how polychaete worms wriggle through the ocean |  Smithsonian Voices

Cirratulidae polychaete worms are covered in tangled strands of external gills. Some researchers refer to them as “hair worms.” Karen Osborn Squirming throughout the ocean are thousands of different polychaetes – short, segmented worms covered in leggy protrusions. With over 10,000 species, they are as diverse as they are bristly. These critters can be found … Read more

How to save the oceans from climate change and wildlife loss | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

How to save the oceans from climate change and wildlife loss |  Environment |  All topics from climate change to conservation |  DW

Humanity has devastated the Earth’s oceans by burning fuels that heat the planet, dumping plastics that persist for centuries and fishing species to the brink of extinction. But actions today could keep most problems from getting worse. Policymakers are meeting in Portugal this week to push solutions to protect oceans. They are the main source … Read more

Conservationist: opportunity exists for small islands to send message about environment – The Royal Gazette

Conservationist: opportunity exists for small islands to send message about environment – The Royal Gazette

Created: Jun 24, 2022 11:00 AM Bill Dale, founder of Isle of Man charity Beach Buddies. Island nations can lead by example to show the impact that even a small handful of people can have on an environment, according to a conservationist from the Isle of Man. Bill Dale said that the clean-up work of … Read more

The new wildlife in town: Sharks

The new wildlife in town: Sharks

Certain kinds of wildlife are notorious for thriving in urban settings. Think rats, rock pigeons and even the occasional coyote. Now, Florida scientists have added another creature to the list: sharks. While many large predators show little appetite for city living, an intriguing project tracking the movements of sharks as fearsome as hammerheads revealed the … Read more