animal attacks

Do Shark Nets Actually Work?

Do Shark Nets Actually Work?

Most of the 24 million annual visitors to Queensland don’t notice the series of seemingly innocuous yellow buoys at many popular beaches. Beneath the waves lies a series of baited drumlines and mesh nets that aim to make Queensland beaches safe from the ominous threat of sharks. However, there’s no…

How To Treat A Bluebottle Sting, According To Science

How To Treat A Bluebottle Sting, According To Science

Stings from a Portuguese man o’ war are as common as they are dangerous, yet there’s a lack of consensus over the best way to treat these painful pricks. New research published in the journal Toxins reveals that stings from the man o’ war (Physalia species) shouldn’t be treated any…