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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/.

UNESCO adds Ningaloo reef in Western Australia to its World Heritage List. One of the longest near-shore reefs in the world, Ningaloo Reef hosts annual whale shark gatherings and is home to numerous marine species including a wealth of turtles.

We knew it was bad, but it is even worse than we thought. World rushing heedlessly towards global marine extinctions.
Mauve Stinger Jellyfish, Pelagia noctiluca, by Andrew Reay-Robinson

Over the last few years reports of jellyfish blooms around the world have been increasing. This is bad news for the marine food web, as the jellyfish are voracious predators of plankton, but are not readily consumed by other predators. New study shows that jellyfish shunt food energy from fish toward bacteria.

Analysis of a comprehensive database has revealed strong links between biological productivity in the surface oceans and patterns of biomass and abundance at the...

Turtle conservation groups are designating 2011 as the Year of the Turtle. The sex of some species of turtles is determined by the temperature of...

SCUBA divers record distribution of reef fish and help make evolution discovery.
Marble Ray

This month's featured creature is the giant Marble Ray. Three metres long it is not aggressive but watch out for the spines on its tail.