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Off the coast of Scotland are northern coral reefs that have now been discovered to be the nurseries of catsharks. Scottish scientists are now hoping to protect these precious areas as reserves, with only line fishermen allowed. #scotland #sharks #conservation

Off the coast of Scotland are northern coral reefs that have now been discovered to be the nurseries of catsharks. Scottish scientists are now hoping to protect these precious areas as reserves, with only line fishermen allowed.

How will monkeys survive in the mountains if winters become colder? Can species survive climate change when they are living at the edge of their ideal niche?

How will monkeys survive in the mountains if winters become colder? Can species survive climate change when they are living at the edge of their ideal niche?

50,000 bumble bees and honey bees killed in Oregon, US. When a bee reaches a new nectar source, it shouldn't result in the death of its whole colony. We need better insecticidal controls and we all deserve better insecticides, given their catastrophic history. #insecticides #bees #pollution #Oregon

bumble bees and honey bees killed in Oregon, US. When a bee reaches a new nectar source, it shouldn't result in the death of its whole colony. We need better insecticidal controls and we all deserve better insecticides, given their catastrophic history.

50,000 bumble bees and honey bees killed in Oregon, US. When a bee reaches a new nectar source, it shouldn't result in the death of its whole colony. We need better insecticidal controls and we all deserve better insecticides, given their catastrophic history. #insecticides #bees #pollution #Oregon

bumble bees and honey bees killed in Oregon, US. When a bee reaches a new nectar source, it shouldn't result in the death of its whole colony. We need better insecticidal controls and we all deserve better insecticides, given their catastrophic history.

The marvels of African wildlife, followed by other continents, as Iain Stewart points out the tectonic reasons why life has assumed its rich variety of shapes and sizes.

The Rise of the Continents

The likelihood is that various financial cuts will see the end of efficient climate change checks. We need to consider the huge cost of correcting global warming problems can be offset by the relatively minor cost of maintaining proper monitoring. #climate #climatechange #ocean

The likelihood is that various financial cuts will see the end of efficient climate change checks. We need to consider the huge cost of correcting global warming problems can be offset by the relatively minor cost of maintaining proper monitoring.

The strange and unique feeding system of these deep-sea crabs has fascinated us since they were first found, in the deep trenches of the Pacific, then the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Now their relatives have been worked out. #crabs #deepocean

"Hoff" yeti crabs around vents on the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2013 #wdcd2013

While we sit in comfort, many are suffering from an old but rapidly-growing problem. The loss of water from our environment is promoting desert and land degradation worldwide.

While loggerhead turtles have been investigated to try and find out how best to conserve this endangered species, new techniques with tiny data-collectors show video and positional information about their foraging. #turtles #seaturtles #loggerhead

While loggerhead turtles have been investigated to try and find out how best to conserve this endangered species, new techniques with tiny data-collectors show video and positional information about their foraging.

When the bee is remembered, we will only think of that delicious honey, and not of that diligent and innovative insect that became extinct because we polluted the planet so much! #bees #honeybees #pollination #nature

When the bee is remembered, we will only think of that delicious honey, and not of that diligent and innovative insect that became extinct because we polluted the planet so much!

David McGuire of Shark Stewards gives his account of the state of the shark nation. It's great to have personal accounts of the real animal in its element, the open ocean. #sharks #sharkfinsoup #sharkfinning #sharkconservation

David McGuire of Shark Stewards gives his account of the state of the shark nation. It's great to have personal accounts of the real animal in its element, the open ocean.