To the untrained eye the rugged mountains and ancient woodlands of the Coigach and Assynt wilderness in the far northwest of Scotland look like the perfect place to reintroduce extinct predators like the lynx and wolf.
The sickly scent of a Spanish interloper is getting stronger and stronger, a conservation charity has warned. While thousands of us enjoy the sight of the violet bloom of the bluebell at this time of year, how many of us realise that increasingly we are falling for a devilish foreign charmer? And it is getting serious, for, according to the charity Plantlife, the invading Spanish bluebell has doubled in numbers in the past 15 years.
A photograph believed to be the first picture showing the live birth of a thresher shark has one scientist very excited. The BBC reported the picture was taken by Attila Kaszo during a 2013 research dive in the Philippines and now has been published in Coral Reef, the official journal of International Society for Coral Reef Studies.