Shark Immunity Genes May Hold Secrets

A new study of shark DNA, including from the Great White Shark and Hammerhead Sharks, has revealed unique evolutionary changes in immunity genes that may explain how sharks’ open wounds heal so fast and why they rarely get cancer. Sharks’ and rays’ immune systems are well known to be highly efficient: they heal open wounds … Continue reading Shark Immunity Genes May Hold Secrets

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No Plastic Please!

Reducing plastic waste should be a priority for the Seychellois and for the world. Too much of it ends up in our oceans and barely a day goes by before another video of an animal suffering after eating a man-made plastic item goes viral. But it’s not only animals that are affected. The Guardian, a … Continue reading No Plastic Please!