Friday, 21 December 2012

Friday of Interesting News: 21st Dec

So in the first edition of what I hope will be a regular occurrence, I welcome you all to the first Friday of Interesting News, where you can find out some of the fun and exciting things that have happened this week in the worlds of photography and marine science.

So without further ado, here we go:

Video of baby being attacked by an eagle was really a college assignment to create a viral hoax.
The storm over Instagram's apparent rights grab continues
Winners from the British Ecological Society's photo competition now online
Nature publish their Images of the Year
The story behind the 'Fish Tornado'

Marine Science
Millport Marine Station will close if they can't find alternative funding. Please show your support!
British efforts to drill into Lake Ellesworth in the Antarctic are on hold
Pygmy Right Whale may be a relic from a supposedly extinct family
The Discovery Channel have videoed a Giant Squid in its natural habitat for the first time! 
Injured coral? Expect less sex.
Humpback whales sing while feeding

And finally...
What do marine biologists wish for at Christmas? Twelve days of these please!
'Twas the Night Before Christmas... Plankton style!
Need a gift for that hard-to-buy-for relative? Maybe don't buy this...

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