It is not the fact that shark’s would not survive as vegetarian’s or that barracuda’s have not got the right sort of mouth to scrape eggs from rock. I don’t like how the hero stays male, but I understand you humans are stuck and can’t change into females, what really annoys me about your movie is that he leaves the anemone. You really don’t understand our love for anemones, we care about our eggs, guard them, paddle water over them constantly so they have plenty of oxygen but when they hatch, that is it, they are on their own. From the moment we are laid we are suffused by the flavour of an anemone, although we must leave it to escape the dangers of the reef, the faintest taste of it is what draws us back, a deep instinctual love for anemones. Most of us die trying to find one, we fight our own kind to get one and they hurt at first (before you develop the neutral mucous). We would not leave them willingly, we defend them, feed them and adore them. I am glad they have no eyes so that they cannot watch your movie and witness the incomprehensible abandonment of a home, a love; an anemone. Guardian: Rebecca Persson
Carnivorous plant that feeds on insects, which are attracted to its bright red colour and its glistening drops of mucilage, sugary and sticky substance, where the insects are become stuck. The plant uses enzymes to dissolve the insects and extract ammonia (from proteins) and other nutrients from their bodies. The ammonia replaces the nitrogen that other plants absorb from the soil.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.