Surbiton High School

seaweed eating sheep

Ok so maybe that has grabbed your attention?

Over the last 200 years the Sheep of North Ronaldsay have adapted to eat Seaweed. The sheep were excluded from the centre of the island as they were seen as a waste of time and money; they were walled out to the beaches. The resilient sheep quickly (well relatively quickly for a mammal) adapted so they can gain all the energy and nutritional requirements they need from seaweed. they also adapted their behaviour and now eat at low tide and rest during the day, “normal” sheep eat during the day time and rest …read more