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Best selling scuba books 2016

Revealed: The 10 Most Popular Scuba Diving Books and DVDs of 2016

SCUBA Travel are pleased to release the list of the best selling SCUBA books and DVDs for 2016. Here are the top ten: figures in...

Divers asked to report ghost gear

World Animal Protection are asking divers to report "ghost" fishing gear. They say that an estimated 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or abandoned...

Australia Creates World’s Largest Marine Park

Australia today announced the creation of the world's largest marine reserve, covering the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. Oil and gas exploration...
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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.

Underwater photography competition: enter now

2009 is the 31st year of the International Festival of Underwater Photography, Films and Children's Artwork. The festival is open to both amateurs...
Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis

Scientists urge Brazil to take a stand on protecting marine life

Brazil fisheries have no bag or size limits for any species of fish and even the most basic fisheries statistics, such as the numbers and weights of fish being caught, are a blank space. The newly published Red List of Brazilian species at risk from extinction, identifies 83 types of marine animal aslo commercially exploited by fisheries. The Galapagos shark is an example of a keystone species thought to have been fished to regional extinction due to decades of nonexistent fisheries regulations. This species is one of many that could have greatly benefited from management plans that help reduce by-catch and prevent the overexploitation of fishing stocks.

Maldives to Become World’s Largest Marine Reserve

All 1192 islands of Maldives to become World's largest marine reserve: the first country in the world to protect entire sea.
Coral Reef

Malaysia creates its largest marine park

Malaysia has created the Tun Mustapha Marine Park - its largest yet. In the coral triangle, the new park will help protect almost 1...
Grey Reef Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

Shark-counting divers become citizen scientists

Divers monitor reef shark numbers as accurately, and cheaper, than automated tracking tools, a study suggests. Shark populations are thought to be declining globally, but...