A policeman holds a water bottle with a yellow-crested cockatoo put inside for illegal trade, at the customs office of Tanjung Perak port in Surabaya, East Java province, Indonesia

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Chemicals allegedly impact on nest-building and colony growth

Jellyfish in the UK: Huge blooms of barrel species found on coast after mini-heatwave

The jellyfish are harmless to humans as their stings are weak

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