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Scientists develop artificial coral reef in Red Sea

Israeli and Jordanian scientists has developed the Red Sea's first artificial coral reef. Take a dive off the coast of Eilat these days and...
Lion's Mane Jellyfish by Tim Nicholson

Jellyfish stings: heat better than cold

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.
Great white shark

Like Sharks? Volunteer with Great White Shark Project

The 1974 film "Jaws" immortalized the Great White but also did more damage to the image of the Great White Shark than they could...
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.
Sharks in the Pacific

Scientists say 90% Shark Loss at Populated Pacific Islands

Pairs of SCUBA divers towed behind a small boat have been recording shark numbers at both heavily populated Pacific islands and islands away from...
Lionfish

Lionfish begin invasion into Mediterranean Sea: Cyprus already colonised

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

Snorkeller killed by shark at St Johns, Egypt

A female French tourist was attacked and killed by a shark while snorkelling at the Saint John's reefs in the Red Sea. The first...
Azure Window, Gozo

Azure Window Falls

The Azure Window - marking one of Malta's iconic dive sites - collapsed into the sea this morning. Divers shocked by news.

What shape are dolphins? Turning 2D images into 3D models.

New research published in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence uses dolphin photos from the SCUBA Travel site to show, for the first time, how to build 3D moving models from 2D photographs.
Recycling cans

Australians urged to petition for National Plastic Bottle Deposit Scheme

Every year 7 billion drinks containers are littered or landfilled in Australia. Campaign group “Kicking the Can” are asking Australians to sign a petition...