Studies indicate that a special breed of plankton in the north part of Atlantic Ocean feasts itself on toxic algae thereby becoming intoxicated and begins to exhibit strange behavioural patterns. To the opposite of alcoholic humans, plankton once intoxicated is able to swim in a faster pace by maintaining a straighter paths thereby making them more visible and accessible to other species. The researchers were however quite surprised to see this behaviour as they expected the plankton to be slower and loopy.
Copepod’s which are known for creating red ripples in the sea an important constituent to the marine and this particular variety of plankton’s which thrive on copepod’s are known to provide as food to immense variety of fish deep inside the ocean. Even though these plankton’s are found to eat other kind of algae, they gorge themselves on the poisonous algae once they encounter them and thereby being susceptible to their predators.
Research data indicated that this tiny little creature swam around 25 percent faster after algae consumption, and also that it exhibited a behavioural pattern which could not be categorized. However there is also another growing concerns among research scholars from different parts of the world which is regarding the impact of toxins travelling up to higher levels of food chain causing harm to fish species and thereby also affecting human beings due to its consumption. As this phenomenon was only discovered very recently, a lot of studies has to be carried out in order to further our understanding and cognition in this area. But this seems to be a topic that would be of interest to all.
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There is good news to all history and book lovers, as a latest Beatrix book is all set for its publishing after 102 years of its writing. It has been 75 years since the famous and widely loved children’s author passed away. The book is named, the tale of kitty –in-boots and features a female kitty who dresses up in a Norflock jacket and gentleman’s fur boots. This kitty would be the last addition to other potter characters who are widely loved all around the world, such as peter rabbit, Mr. Tod, Mrs. Tiggy –winkle and Tabitha Twitchit.
The book is planned to be published in the USA and Britain around September by Frederic Warne &co, who were the original publisher of the deceased writer. Recently, BBC published a part of the story leaving her fans in high anticipation of the book’s release. The press release of the publishing house indicate that the re discovery of the manuscript was no less than an exciting mystery plot in itself. The manuscript was found about two years ago by Jo Hanks, who happen to lay hands on a literary history about the author which is now out of print.
It was in fact a letter that the author had written to her then publisher in 1914 and it talked about a story about a well -mannered black kitty who also leads a double lie along with the some pages from the manuscript. Potter (1886-1943) is still regarded as one of the most loved children’s authors in English literature, which compelled hanks to further his investigations to the museum archives, where there is an enormous collection of potter books.
He found the complete handwritten manuscript there attached with a sketch of kitty –in –boots. Hanks, one of the primary publishers of Frederic Warne&co cannot contain his thrill of stumbling upon a potter tale. He describes the tale as a reflection of everything potter stands for with an array of characters new and old including the all-time favourite peter rabbit. The publisher believes this book to be the best among her tales.
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