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Shark diving in Florida

Shark-related dives in Florida alone generates more than 200 times that of the shark fin trade in the whole of the USA.
Best Overall Underwater Photography Contest Rosenstiel School Beth Watson Mangroves and Orbicular Batfish (Platax orbicularis)

Each spring, the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science hosts an underwater photograph contest open to amateur photographers around the world.
Bleached coral on Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Brett Monroe Garner

What we’re seeing is unprecedented - the reef is fighting for its life.
Diver in bait ball by Lawrence Alex Wu

We first sent SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011) in the year 2000. It was before any social media, before Wikipedia. We still aim, though, to provide useful information for divers who like to travel the world and care about the marine environment.
Is it ok to eat squid?

Which squid can you eat with a clear conscience?

Enter the Ocean Art underwater photography competition to win one of $75000 of prizes.
Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta

Of the seven species of marine turtles in the world, five species have been recorded in the Maldives. A new paper recommends stringent protection...
microbeads company ranking

A ranking of the world’s 30 largest personal care companies, published today by Greenpeace, shows that big brands are failing to remove microplastics from...
Grey shark

Good news for Indonesia's shark sanctuary: sharks and other fish are more abundant within zones with fishing restrictions according to a new study. Bad...
With the right mix of nutrients, phytoplankton grow quickly, creating blooms visible from space. This image, created from MODIS data, shows a phytoplankton bloom off New Zealand.

Over the past half-million years, the equatorial Pacific Ocean has seen five spikes in the amount of iron-laden dust blown in from the continents....