This year an array of sensors are watching for harmful red tides in the Gulf of Maine. Red tides are toxic and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released a global strategy to prevent extinction and promote recovery of sawfishes. The strategy by the IUCN’s Shark Specialist Group was launched at the Sharks International conference in South Africa and coincides with announcements that two West Africa countries – Guinea and Guinea Bissau – are […]
For the first time, Britain’s Royal Mail has issued stamps championing an environmental issue – and that issue is over-fishing.
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Fish living in deep waters on the continental slope around the UK play an important role carrying carbon from the surface to the seafloor. It has been assumed that deep water fishes all depend on particles that fall from the surface for their energy. These bottom-living deep water fishes never come to the surface and […]
British travel companies Thomson and First Choice have cancelled all flights to Mombasa until October after the UK Foreign Office warned against all but essential travel to Mombasa island, Kiwayu, coastal areas north of Pate Island and other areas of Kenya, citing a high threat from terrorism and kidnapping. The Diani beach resort and Moi […]
Divers visiting Thailand can now re-enter the county as often as they like. The Thai government has relaxed the rules which limited tourists to staying a maximum of 90 days in a six-month period. Visitors entering Thailand via border posts at Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia without securing a prior visa will now be granted […]
Students win $1000 to advance their process by which oxygen and nitrogen can be harnessed in solid form and used by SCUBA divers.
Divers monitor reef shark numbers as accurately, and cheaper, than automated tracking tools, a study suggests. Shark populations are thought to be declining globally, but a quick search of the IUCN’s Red List shows that for 67% of shark species the population trend is unknown. It’s difficult to monitor shark numbers due in part to […]
The number of UK diving incidents falls to lowest level in 21 years. Even so, there were 136 incidents in 2013, including 10 fatalities.