‘Rats of the sea’: backlash after Cornish fishers call for seal cull | Marine life

Seals are the “rats of the sea” and should be culled, a group of Cornish fishers have said. Marine campaign groups hit back after fishers on an online marketplace and forum expressed anger about the amount of fish seals eat. Posting a statistic that “for every fish caught by our fisheries, seals eat 53 times … Read more

SARS-CoV-2 variants can infect more animals’ cells – study

Scientists have discovered variants of the virus causing COVID-19 can potentially infect more animal species than the original strain. In a study led by The Pirbright Institute, SARS-CoV-2 variants alpha, beta and delta were found to infect more species, such as rodents and ferrets, compared to the ancestral virus strain, due to the mutations in … Read more