storm damage

Zoo keepers save animals after storm damage

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Keepers at Paignton Zoo saved scores of animals after recent storms damaged a key building.

High winds ripped open a 36-metre-long air vent in the roof of Reptile Tropics at around 7.30 one morning, exposing vulnerable animals, plants and electrics. Staff rushed to save lizards, snakes, turtles, iguanas, chameleons and geckos as the temperature in the building dropped. Meanwhile,...

Plymouth University awarded NERC grant to investigate storm damage at Lyme Bay

Authored by Caitlin A Green

Scientists at Plymouth University have launched an investigation into the impact upon the country’s first coastal marine protected area caused by the unprecedented sequence of storms this winter.

Researchers in the Marine Institute will use video cameras to assess changes to the seabed at Lyme Bay off the south coast of Devon as part of an Urgency grant by the Natural Environment...

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