Posts by Shahbano

Jellyfish Lake: What happened to the ban they set in 2017?

Going swimming with the jellyfish in Palau has been an item on many people’s bucket list that unfortunately had to be put on hiatus in 2017. In 2016 scientist warned, that these famous jellyfish had all but disappeared.  Some experts even warned that the lake’s future ecosystem may be at risk. David Gruber, marine biologist, … Continued

The Weirdest Animals Humans Have Tried to Domesticate in History

Why have we successfully domesticated some animals and not others?

11 Facts You Didn't Know About the Manatee

Manatee’s are large fully aquatic mammals that are sometimes referred to as sea cows. Some of their unique features include an egg-shaped head, flippers and a flat tail. In honour of Manatee Awareness Month, here are a few facts you might not have known about this adorable aquatic mammal.   Manatees where once mistaken for … Continued

The Negative Implications of Marine Mammals Living in Captivity for Entertainment

SeaWorld has left a bitter taste in everyone’s mouth since 2013 when Blackfish, a documentary focused on the facility’s treatment of sea animals.    What is SeaWorld?  For those who are blissfully unaware, SeaWorld is a theme park known for its marine mammals; dolphins, orcas and sea lions. While they feature roller coasters and water-themed … Continued

Shark-fin Soup: A Delicacy That's Destroying Shark Populations

What is Shark Fin Soup? Shark fin soup is considered a delicacy in Chinese culture. It was first created by an emperor in the Sung Dynasty (AD 968), which is known as the golden era in Chinese history. This dish was created as a sign of the emperor’s wealth, power and generosity.  The soup can … Continued