November 2020 Student of the Month - Lauren Arkoosh Email: email@example.com Twitter: @LArkoosh Background Antimicrobial resistance genes (AMRG), and their spread, are a growing threat to human health (Vittecoq et al., 2016). Resistant infections account for 700,000 deaths each year … [Read more...] about Surprises in Seal Poo
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Seals in Sussex by Stephen Savage My initial experience with seals was in my early career as an aquarist of a public aquarium. This role included the husbandry of 2 rescued harbour seals, housed at the aquarium as they could not be returned to the wild. After a while, 2 seals became 3 when a young … [Read more...] about Mammal Week 2019 – Seals
Think sun, think stones, think seals, think the beaches of Sussex! Over the weekend the Mammal Society and Brighton Dolphin Project joined forces and took to the Sussex coastline to spread the word about the local marine mammals: grey seals and common seals. In particular we wanted to let people … [Read more...] about A seal-ly good time on Sussex’s beaches!
Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus Taxon: Pinnipedia General fact sheet (click to download) Habitat: Coastal & marshland Description: Grey seals have grey and brown fur, sometimes with a pattern of blotches; no ears visible; long muzzle; nostrils parallel; larger and … [Read more...] about Species – Grey Seal
Harbour Seal - Phoca vitulina Taxon: Pinnipedia General fact sheet (click to download) (Also known as Common seal) Habitat: Coastal & marshland Description: Fine spot-patterned grey or brown fur; rounded head with no ears visible; 'V' shaped nostrils and long … [Read more...] about Species – Harbour Seal
Here is the last blog in our series of 2.6 Challenge fundraisers' reports. This one comes from Derek Crawley, founder member of the Staffordshire Mammal Group and co-author of the Atlas of the Mammals of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. When Pam Worrall started her 2.6 Challenge and asked if … [Read more...] about Derek Crawley’s 2.6 Challenge – blog #3
December 2020 Student of the Month - James Robbins Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @JamesRRobbins Marine mammals are a diverse category, including whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, walrus, manatees, dugong and even sea otters and polar bears. Their classification is … [Read more...] about Does shipping threaten whale conservation?
This week our trio of intrepid mammal mappers, Mammal Society council members, Derek Crawley, Pam Worrall and Merryl Gelling (with trusty sidekicks Seahorse and Turtle!) completed their 2.6 fundraising challenges to record as many mammal signs and sightings as they could within the space of 26 … [Read more...] about THANK YOU 2.6 Challenge mammal recorders!