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Jill Studholme

Jill Studholme
Edits SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011), the monthly newsletter with articles on diving and marine science. She tweets as @SCUBANews. You can find her on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/+JillStudholme/.

Venomous sea creatures change their venom recipe often

Venomous sea creatures often change their venom recipe, adapting the potency and recipe of their venom to suit changing predators and aquatic environments.

Scientists track sharks by sampling seawater

A simple bottle of seawater shows the identifiable tracks of numerous species of shark - no need for baiting, hooking, filming or tagging.
Carpetflathead or Crocodilefish

Crocodilefish is Creature of the Month

Also known as the Carpetflathead, the Crocodilefish lives on sand and rubble near coral heads - although you might also find it in patches...
Dolphin by Tim Nicholson

Whales and dolphins have rich human-like cultures and societies

Whales and dolphins (Cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects – much like...
A Ordinskaya wintery environment

The Darkness Beckons – Cave Diving Book Review

The definitive cave diving book since its first issue in 1980, author Martynn Farr has brought The Darkness Beckons bang up-to-date. He covers the...
Whale shark by Tim Nicholson

Shark Diving Tourists spend $25m in Australia

Shark diving tourism is a growing industry estimated to be worth more than $25.5 million annually in Australia. A new report has documented the value...
Disabled Diving Course

Researchers need info from disabled divers and their instructors

Are you a disabled diver? Do you instruct or dive with disabled divers? Researchers want to hear from you and are offering diving gear prizes in return.
Florida sharks worth more alive than dead, says study

Florida sharks worth much more alive than dead, says study

Shark-related dives in Florida alone generates more than 200 times that of the shark fin trade in the whole of the USA.
Grey reef sharks

Diving with Sharks – Good or Bad?

Does diving with sharks and rays affect their behaviour? How can divers and dive operators ensure that they dive with sharks responsibly?
Coral Reef

Which sunscreens are safe for sea life?

It's a minefield trying to buy a sunscreen which doesn't harm the sea life. Even those trumpeting their green credentials are not always free from harmful chemicals and components. You have to read the label very carefully. So what are the nasties to look out for?