Mapping for the future

  Do you find things easier to understand when they are visually displayed? I know I do! Sometimes in the world of science, investigations take place and turn up a whole mess of information that can be hard to piece together. This can be especially true when this information is displayed as a series of…

Fishy behaviour

Most people who love a bit of big game fishing unfortunately know that in order to catch many really big fish one must…travel back in time. Sadly due to commercial overfishing during the last century, we have seen a dramatic reduction in the size of large predatory fish (Jackson et al, 2001). Selection of the…

To be or not to be…..in a group?

SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN AUSTRALIAN HUNTSMAN SPIDERS Aggressive, hostile and cannibalistic are just some words often used to describe spiders. Commonly their murderess behaviour is directed not only towards other animals on the menu, but also to those they are most closely related to. For this reason most people expect spiders to be solitary animals, and…