Get ready for vampire mania as the new movie in the Twilight Saga – Eclipse, is premiering tonight in the USA. It hits screens in the UK on July 9th so now is a perfect time to teach a little vampire biology.
ecology and evolution
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a new species of lizard being discovered in the Philippines. It seems that this was just a minor find, as scientists in Borneo have recently discovered an amazing 123 new species, including the world’s largest insect – a stick insect 22 inches in length. More
Meet Alistair the albino alligator (he hasn’t actually got a name but I feel the need to give him one).
He is the latest animal to be homed at the South Carolina Aquarium in the USA. As well as being a fascinating creature to observe, Alistair is living in an aquarium because of his poor chances of survival in the wild. The website states that albino alligators only manage a mere 24 hours of life before being eaten by predators. More