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Christmas Tree Worms

The Wonderful World of Christmas Tree Worms

Colourful Christmas tree worms are captivating during any dive, adding a touch of festive magic to coral reefs around the world. A wonderful miniature water woodland.
Sea fan

New danger for sea fans in warming seas: Metal pollution

Metals like copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses a threat to soft coral sea fans, especially in warming...
North Atlantic Right Whale, Mother and Calf

Right whale mothers ‘whisper’ to their calves to avoid attracting predators

Instead of "whooping" they make very quiet, short, grunt-like sounds that can't be heard more than a short distance away.
Humpback whale

Love Whales? They Can Help Solve Climate Change

How whales permanently remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - not only minimising the effects of climate change, but also supporting the health of commercial fisheries.
Red Sea Diving

Egypt ups environmental standards to protect coral reefs

Egypt is adopting Green Fins environmental standards to protect its coral reefs. The country has become the first in its region and the 11th...
Clownfish in anemone

Male-to-female sex change happens first in the brain, in clownfish at least

All clownfish start off as male, but can switch to female when circumstances allow, for example, when the only female present dies or disappears....
Moorish Idol

Creature of the Month: Moorish Idol, Zanclus cornutus

You see the Moorish Idol in ones, twos or large groups in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It's not found in the Northern Red...
Coral

Which sunscreens are safe for sea life and which should you avoid?

It's a minefield trying to buy a sunscreen which doesn't harm the sea life. Even those trumpeting their green credentials are not always free from harmful chemicals and components. You have to read the label very carefully. So what are the nasties to look out for?
Green Turtle

Crime-scene technique used to track turtles

Scientists have used satellite tracking and a crime-scene technique to discover an important feeding ground for green turtles in the Mediterranean.University of Exeter researchers...
Trinchesia cuanensis nudibranch

New Nudibranch species discovered in Europe

Even though European nudibranchs are some of the best studied in the world, scientists have now identified three new species. Divers searched around Europe for Trinchesia sea slugs – in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Croatia and Russia.