A Fish Will Not Find Home Before It Dies

Ocean acidity is on the rise, With many repercussions such as that A fish will not find home before it dies.   The new pH makes fish act in surprise, Prevents them hearing a new habitat; Ocean acidity is on the rise.   New slower swimming speeds mean their demise, Their brain pathways arrange in … Read more

Forever Blowing Bubbles

With drips and bursts and streams from their blowholes Beluga whales blow bubbles in the sea; The air encases liquid as it roles Languidly from their choice of cavity, And even though the whales seem quite carefree The different bubble types reflect their mood, With drips and mouth rings playful as can be; When shocked … Read more

Rhythm is Not Just Man’s Conquest

Rhythm is in the heart of man, We play with it from when we’re young; It lays down roots and helps us plan, Bunga bung bung, bunga bung bung.   Without it we could never speak, And we’d be beasts without a tongue; Reduced to grunts and the odd shriek, Bunga bung bung, bunga bung … Read more

Soon Their Hunger would be Freed

The great tits will work hard to find a mate, Putting their partners needs before their own, And science hoped to quantify this trait, To see if hunger could their love postpone. By giving a unique radio tag Researchers could deny one of them food, As bird feeders were set up with a lag To … Read more

A Damsel in Distress

That dark patch of water looks cool, A perfect spot to just kick back. Why is that rock starting to drool? Please help me I’m under attack.   No choice but to swim for my life From this cruel dusky dottyback! Goodbye to my children and wife, Please help me I’m under attack.   Its … Read more

Fat on Nitrogen

A Rhode Island pond – The beaver tastes the cold air As he builds his dam   Now somewhere upstream On a vast and dying lake – The waterfowl glide   No cold carp live here – Choked by a mass of algae Fat on Nitrogen   Round the river bend The cowhand lights a … Read more

The Pollen Thieves

The nightshade is a plant locked in a war, They keep their pollen under lock and key From pollen thieves who try to hit their score, Committing acts of pollen burglary. Who would have thought this from the humble bee, It’s black and yellow stripes a warning sign That they ignore the nightshade’s desperate plea. … Read more

As Cancer Leaves us in the Dark

As cancer leaves us in the dark where is the light? We need some way to track new drugs as they embark In vivo through our bloodied tubes to take our fight; As cancer leaves us in the dark.   Fluorescent proteins can produce a guiding spark, Yet must be galvanised before they give us … Read more

The Sea Life is Never the Same

Antarctic sea shelves are diverse, With worms and seastars worth acclaim; Conditions are not too adverse, The sea life is never the same.   But as temperatures start to rise, The cold barrier becomes lame; From the slopes new creatures arise, The sea life is never the same.   Below nought point four degrees C, … Read more

She Refuses to Help But Still You Try

You reflect happily on times gone by, On parents that raised you the best they could. Her early life was damaged; you won’t pry.   Remember when you caught each other’s eye, Both spotting a mouse corpse oozing fresh blood; You reflect happily on times gone by.   You build the mouse a tomb whilst … Read more

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