Animals & beasts

7 things you might not know about dolphins

7 things you might not know about dolphins

I have been fascinated by bottlenose dolphins since I was in the womb. Well, I can’t actually remember that far back so I don’t really have any idea what I was thinking about or doing, if I’m completely honest. I was probably too busy doing the backstroke or playing football, if what my mum told me was true!

7 teeny weeny animals from around the world

7 teeny weeny animals from around the world

If you like tiny animals, read on. I’ve specified where the tiny animals live so, should you want to, you can try to see them for real. I’ve said “try” because they might be right in front of your face and you still wouldn’t see them, such is their teeny weenyness.

Nudibranchs: Delightful little slugs that live underwater

Nudibranchs: Delightful little slugs that live underwater

What does the word ‘nudibranch’ suggest to you? Perhaps it sounds like somewhere to sit on a special kind of beach? Or maybe it could be the name of a small sub-group within a larger organisation (the nudibranch of the EDL, for example)? Well, as nice as that sounds, neither of these explanations are correct – nudibranchs are delightful little slugs that live underwater.

Spiders from around the world

Spiders from around the world

Some spiders are massive, others are tiny; some spiders make webs, others hide behind trapdoors; some spiders pretend to be ants, others pretend to be lumps of fresh bird poo. They’re all slightly different.