Timelapse footage shows a sea sponge sneezing – video | World news

It has emerged that sea sponges can sneeze, casting off accumulations of particles trapped in mucus on their surfaces in the process. Dr Jasper de Goeij, a marine biologist at the University of Amsterdam and the senior author of the paper, said the team made their discovery while examining timelapse videos of sponges in an … Read more

Beluga whale lifted out of Seine in rescue attempt – video | World news

A beluga whale stranded in the River Seine in northern France was lifted out of the water early on Wednesday in the first stage of an ambitious rescue operation. After nearly six hours of work, the 800-kg cetacean was lifted from the river with a net and crane at around 4am local time and placed … Read more