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Do penguins have poor taste?

  Do penguins have poor taste? Of course, we aren't questioning their stylish black and white attire or their choice in partners. When it comes to food,...
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Crocs just wanna have fun

A fearsome apex predator, often synonymous with danger lurking beneath the surface, crocodiles aren't usually thought of as particularly playful creatures. New ...
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Solar-powered sea slug

  Sea slugs have the ability to perform some astonishing feats. Some can take on the toxins of their prey to increase their own defences, while others c...
Orangutan, Borneo

Orangutans take the logging road

  In the face of the ongoing destruction of their ancient rainforest habitat, orangutans are showing signs of adaptation. Researchers working in the ...
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Fantastic facial hair

The splendid whiskers of seals aren't your typical moustache, and they aren't simply for looking sophisticated as the seal glides through its marine realm. The ...
A stunning red Mastigoteuthis squid

Okeanos: Exploring the Depths

At over two miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) glides just above the seabed. Outside the small pool of light surro...

Nik Hubbard

Associate Editor

While he loves pretty much everything in the natural world, Nik really enjoys the quirkier side of nature, and has a soft spot for marine invertebrates in particular. He adores cephalopods and gets misty-eyed at the rapid, mind-blowing colour change and brilliant behaviours of cuttlefish and octopuses. When near the coast, Nik can often be found sploshing around in rockpools, poking around in seaweed and peering under rocks (carefully!), hoping to find intertidal treasures; a tiny porcelain crab, maybe, or perhaps a rare glimpse of a Bloody Henry sea star or shagrug nudibranch. For Biosphere, Nik dives into the research and writing, helping Roz to track down the best and most fascinating of the latest studies. He puts together the news in brief pieces for the magazine, and keeps on top of what’s happening in the busy world of social media. Nik completed his degrees at the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter, and holds an MSc with distinction in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology.