• Question: Does diseases effect land animals more than sea animals or the other way around?

    Asked by flashironman to Bethany, Hannah, Keith, Peter on 25 Jun 2014.
    • Photo: Bethany Dearlove

      Bethany Dearlove answered on 25 Jun 2014:


      Great question – and I think the answer is that we just don’t know! It’s only relatively recently that’d we’ve started to look into aquatic diseases, and I think it’s a case of the more we look, the more we’ll find. If I had to make a guess, I’d say the land animals probably win – just because we’ve been studying them longer.

    • Photo: Peter Elliott

      Peter Elliott answered on 25 Jun 2014:


      As Bethany says that’s a hard question to answer as we actually know more about the moon than we do about the oceans on our planet.
      There are thought to be more creatures in the ocean than on land so unlike Bethany I am going to say that diseases affect ocean creatures more just because there are more of them to infect.

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