ElasmOlympics- 1st edition

What elasmobranch would win the 100 m sprint? Or the high jump? Or synchronised swimming? Keep reading to find out more about the most impressive sharks and rays… 100 m sprint Winner: So what elasmobranch would beat Usain Bolt in the 100m sprint? Well, probably the fastest shark in the world: the shortfin mako (Isurus…

How to become a Marine Biologist: my top 5 tips!

Since I was 6 I wanted to become a marine biologist. From computer coding to field-work and policy-making, there are so many aspects to this career and every step of the way I have absolutely loved it. So, in this competitive field, how can you succeed? Here is my advice… 1. Get the right qualifications….

An over-whale-ming animal

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the world’s largest fish, growing up to 65 feet and weighing around 75,000 pounds! Despite this huge size, they prey on tiny organisms. Whale sharks are known as filter feeders; they feed by ingesting huge amounts of water, and filtering out plankton, small crustaceans and fish, which getĀ trapped in…