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Fluorescent coral polyps

Image under ultraviolet showing fluorescent coral polyps Location & date Wadi Lahami, Red Sea, Egypt: 23rd June 2014 Subject Corals of the Pocillopora genus are some of the fastest growing on the coral reef, and are therefore an important part of the reef building process. They tend to be found in shallow water – this one […]

Fluorescent polyps of reef building coral

Two guillemots standing out from the crowd

Killing two birds with one stone 1

…And other inappropriate metaphors. How about some modern alternatives? Killing two birds with one stone I often find myself using old-fashioned expressions without paying any thought to how inappropriate they might be. As a keen birder, conservationist and bird photographer “Killing two birds with one stone” is probably the most inappropriate aphorism of all. In particular […]