Authors Posts by Jill Studholme

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/.
Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish are renown for their tremendous camouflage capabilities - changing the colour and texture of their skin to match their surroundings. They have another weapon in their hide and seek armoury though - electric cloaking.
Diving on mast of Shouna by Tim Nicholson of SCUBA Travel

The number of scuba diving incidents involving divers in British waters and British divers abroad rises this year, but more survive.
Orbicella faveolata coral by Verena Schoepf

Study reveals that corals which store fat are more able to survive bleaching events. When the water in which they live gets too warm, corals...

A 100 years from now, all the species in many marine communities will be lost and replaced by new species able to tolerate warmer...
Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas

A single litter of bull shark pups can have two fathers, say French researchers. The scientists tested the embryos from four bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas)...
Diving in the Red Sea

Yesterday I flew back from Egypt just hours before the Russian plane crash. My thoughts are with not only those who lost people who...
Removing top predators, like sharks and groupers, doesn’t help smaller reef fish. Photo is of Big Eye by Tim Nicholson

Removal of large predators through fishing has been suggested to help the populations of smaller fish.
Spinner Dolphin by Tim Nicholson of SCUBA Travel

Cosmetic preservatives found in dolphins, sea otters, polar bears and seven other types of marine mammal. Parabens and their byproducts can act like oestrogen in animals.
Crown of thorns starfish, COTS

Divers are killing crown-of-thorns starfish by injecting them with vinegar. Meanwhile, scientists are testing using starfish-killing robots rather than divers.
Photo by Yat Wai

The Underwater Photography Guide is now accepting entries for the 5th annual Ocean Art competition. Prizes worth over $75000 are on offer in 15...