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Jill Studholme

Jill Studholme
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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/.

With seafood, what you see is not always what you get. It’s no secret that mislabelling is rampant around the world. But new research says that whilst you may be being overcharged for imposter fish, mislabelling is actually good for global fish populations

One of the extraordinary things about bull sharks is that they are as happy in freshwater as they are in the sea. They have...
Frog Fish, Australia

Tourists are hurrying to experience Australia's Great Barrier Reef before it's gone, says new report.
Whale shark by Tim Nicholson

Whale sharks and slender hammerheads are nearer extinction due to human actions.
Lionfish

Scientists urge divers to remove lionfish whent they see them in the Mediterranean as they are a huge threat to native species

Cornell University, in collaboration with The University of Queensland, has created a free online course on sharks to to spread the message that shark populations need help if we are to prevent further declines and possible extinctions

Thailand has closed Koh Tachai, an island north of the Similans, to tourists and divers indefinitely to help it recover from excess tourists. All 17 marine national parks in the Andaman Sea will be closed from next Monday to Saturday 15 Oct during the monsoon season – that’s over 60% of coral reefs. But even after the rest re-open, Koh Tachai will remain off-limits.
Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic A group of hammerhead sharks swims over the sandy seafloor populated with garden eels at Darwin Island. These sharks are known for their ability to make sudden and sharp turns as the unique wide-set placement of their eyes allows them a vertical 360-degree view, which is ideal for stalking their prey.

More sharks live around the Galapagos Darwin and Wolf Islands than anywhere else on the planet
Lion's Mane Jellyfish by Tim Nicholson

Jellyfish stings are responsible for more deaths than shark attacks each year. Even “mild” stings can hurt for hours or sometimes days and leave lasting scars. According to some estimates, more than 150 million people are stung by jellyfish each year. New research shows that applying hot packs or immersing in hot water is much better for treating jellyfish stings than cold water which was previously widely recommended.
North Atlantic Right Whale, Mother and Calf

Rare right whales would be harmed by planned surveys using extremely intense explosions. Companies have applied to survey as much as 90,000 miles of trackline off America's East Coast, running back and forth over the same area during the first year alone.