News from the Natural World: A Star-nosed Mole has been employed by Saudi Aramco to dig for oil.
News from the Natural World: A Star-nosed Mole has been employed by Saudi Aramco to dig for oil. The Star-nosed Mole is a small mole found in moist, low areas in the northern parts of North America. It is the only member of the tribe having a touch organ with more than 25,000 tiny sensory receptors. These are known as Eimer’s organs, with which this hamster-sized mole navigates in the dark. In addition, they eat faster than any other mammal on Earth. Furthermore, from a neurological perspective, their sense of touch mirrors our sense of sight. Finally, their star nose is the most sensitive known touch organ in any mammal. But these fascinating underground dwellers have hit the headlines for a different reason. They have found employment in the human world with an oil company. That company is called Saudi Aramco. They are a Saudi Arabian multinational petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia called Saudi Aramco. It is one of the largest companies in the world by revenue. The Oil giant said it was getting harder and harder to exploit humans. This was because pesky things like ‘human rights’ kept getting in the way. In addition, it wasn’t just getting harder to exploit human workers it was also getting harder to exploit the natural world. Every day there were activists, conservationists as well as campaigners trying to stop Saudi Aramco digging for oil. These groups said they were destroying the natural and killing countless species. But the oil giant had a cunning plan.