New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that man-made noise changes the signals of animals, hampering their communication with each other.
Welcome News on #Covid19 Vaccine
The news that the first phase of vaccinations in Scotland for Covid 19 will begin as early as Tuesday 8th of December has been welcomed by Orkney’s politicians. The vaccination programme will be administered free by our NHS.
The Sky Above You – December 2020
” The winter solstice is on December 21st, also the date of a close conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.”
Kerguelen Plateau: a long-lived large igneous province
“Long regarded as a microcontinental fragment left when India parted company with Antarctica – based on isolated occurrences of gneisses – there is evidence that during the formation of the Kerguelen LIP the basalts rose above sea level. “
Strategies to Limit Indoors Spread of Airborne #Covid19 Particles
“documented super-spreader events hinted that airborne transmission of tiny particles from everyday activities may also be a dangerous route of infection. “
James Fergusson of Orkney’s EMEC Wins Top Industry Award
James Ferguson, Research and Development Engineer, at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney has won the Scottish Renewables Young and Inspiring Award at the 2020 Green Energy Awards.
Beavers v Wolves: Rewilding Wetlands
A recent study by researchers in the USA has looked at how the interaction between beavers and wolves in the wetland habitat affects that ecosystem.
More Denisovan connections
“In 2006 mining operations in NE Mongolia uncovered a human skull cap with prominent brow ridges.”
“It all depends on what we do next”- The Implications of Habitat Loss
Mammals, birds and amphibians worldwide have lost on average 18% of their natural habitat range as a result of changes in land use and climate change.
Masking Up For Courtship
Centurio senex is a wrinkle-faced bat found in Mexico, Central America, and northern South America.