While other fish fear predatory sharks, the remora fish literally attaches itself to these beasts through its oval-shaped suction cup. The fish, commonly known as a suckerfish or sharksucker, can be as long as 3 feet--not an insignificant passenger. But don’t feel too bad for the sharks: remora feed off of scraps their companions leave behind, and in exchange they often feed on parasites living on the shark’s skin. It’s one of nature’s more unusual symbiotic relationships, but it seems to work for all involved.
Photo: Albert Kok
The corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is named for its repulsive odor. The “fragrance” is uncannily similar to rotting meat, but it’s perfect for attracting pollinators with a specific taste: car..
This October marks 50 years since the 1967 Road Safety Act came into force.
The Act introduced goods vehicle safety legislation and, more famously, new drink-drive rules.
It became an offence to dr..
Today, the Museum's fan favorite exhibition The Butterfly Conservatory returns with 500 live fluttering insects. Interact with butterflies and moths inside a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with tro..
Christmas is coming... and we can't wait!
Travel back in time to a magical Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu with Montagu family pantomime rehearsals, craft activities, carols and more.
Don’t let their body shape fool you: sea lampreys aren’t eels, they’re jawless cartilaginous fishes with a suction-cup mouth ringed with sharp teeth. Some of the 40 species are parasitic, biting down ..
The Palace House guides went on an exciting outing this month!
Read on to discover how Beaulieu is connected to Longford Castle in Salisbury...