Interviews about Biology

Interviews about genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

12 December 2010

In this week’s episode of Planet Earth we’re looking at one of Britain's best loved mammals, the elusive red...

12 December 2010

Siphonophores or string jellies are another group of little known but beautiful deep sea critters.

12 December 2010

Should turkey fish - also known as lion fish - be on the Christmas menu?

11 December 2010

Chimaeras are little known relatives of sharks that get up to some odd things in the deep sea.

11 December 2010

Diatoms are the gems of the ocean that lock up carbon and are vital for all sorts of other creatures from krill to...

11 December 2010

Arctic terns are global champions flying from the South Pole to the North Pole and back every year.

11 December 2010

Sea snails that have lost their shells and flap their wings through open ocean get our seasonal critter fest started.

11 December 2010

Giant tube worms cope with many extremes in their homes on deep ocean black smokers.

11 December 2010

Mantis shrimp have a lightening fast punch and the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom.

11 December 2010

Meet the dugongs and manatees, the mysterious marine mammals that were once mistaken for mermaids.

07 December 2010

Planet Earth Podcast Presenter, Richard Hollingham, visited a small, hot, humid room at the University of Leeds. Inside...

06 December 2010

The discovery of bacteria that can not only survive in waters rich in toxic arsenic, but actually use it as part of it...

28 November 2010

In July this year, five devastated a Surrey beauty spot. Fire fighters from three counties tackled the blaze on...

21 November 2010

A visit to any British seaside is never complete without a good poke around in a rock pool and luckily for them, some...

14 November 2010

When American scientists discovered some tree fossils in 2007, they turned out to be 385 million years old. That makes...

14 November 2010

Previously, we have believed that the Earth’s atmosphere turned oxygen-rich about 800 million years ago and this...

10 November 2010

We venture out and about to track down some wonderful ocean wildlife in a marine reserve off the Welsh coast.

10 November 2010

IUCN's Dan Laffoley chooses our critter of the month and unveils an amazing ocean migrant

07 November 2010

A new book provides the latest stats on how much of the oceans are currently protected and we find out whether global...

07 November 2010

Jen Ashworth from Natural England gives us the low down on a series of new MPAs that are soon to appear around the...

17 October 2010

Walk along any beach almost anywhere in the world and you'll find plastics washed up on the shore. From plastic...

14 October 2010

The Census is also a vital tool to help raise ocean awareness and inform policy makers to help protect the oceans.

13 October 2010

The big question raised by the Census of Marine Life is, "What next?"