A batch of cuttlefish eggs laid by adults that were themselves born at Brighton Sea Life Centre have begun to hatch out.
Twenty-five babies have so far been born. They will be part of a study by the University of Sussex to look at how cuttlefish are able to change their skin patterns for camouflage.
Curator Carey Duckhouse said, "We have provided a special laboratory in the Brighton Sea Life Centre which University researchers are using to learn more about how the cuttlefish brain passes such swift and precise instructions to its body.
"They are genuinely amazing and fascinating creatures and the fact that we are now captive-rearing them means we can provide plenty of subjects for the University's research and rotate them regularly to ensure they suffer no ill effects."
The diaries of the writer Virginia Woolf have been bought by the University of Sussex at a Sotheby's auction. The diaries reveal personal details of the author's final years, giving an insight into her daily life.
Virginia Woolf lived in Lewes in Sussex in the early 1900s.
The University of Sussex was able to raise the £60,000 for the journals with the help of the V&A/MLA Purchase Grant Fund, the Friends of the National Libraries and individual donors.
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A herd of rescue hedgehogs who were nursed back to health at the RSPCA Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre in Hastings are helping with pioneering research. The hedgehogs are being tagged with tiny little radio transmitters and then released into the woods around the University of Sussex. campus.
The species is reported to be in decline in some parts of the south.