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Fen Raft Spider Film

Wellcome Connecting Science | Video | Curious Nature

The largest native spider found in the UK, the fen raft spider’s numbers are under serious threat due to habitat loss. Here, conservationist Dr Helen Smith shares her work to save the spider, and Ella Deutsch, a researcher at Nottingham University’s spider lab, explores what we can learn from the genetics of spiders.