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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. A scuba diver with a biology degree, Jill has an special intererest in marine biology, coral reef conservation and the underwater environment.
Gulf Blenny

Book Review: Secret Seas by Paul Flandinette and Michel Claereboudt

Secret Seas - Discover Oman's unique underwater worldSecret Seas is a beautiful book which not only has...

Good to go: 8 Diving Destinations on the Green List

The UK has published its new "Green List" of countries where foreign travel is allowed without the need to quarantine on return....
coral reef

Coral reefs’ survival depend on managing local conditions

Although some have argued that climate change is so overwhelming that conserving coral reefs on a local scale is futile, study finds local actions magnify the effects of climate-driven heat waves. Local action to conserve coral reefs can help reefs withstand the effects of climate change.

10 Fascinating facts about pufferfish – the most poisonous fish on the planet

1. They are the most poisonous fish in the seaThe Puffer is harmless, unless eaten. The...
dugong

Dugong – the Lady of the Sea

Dugongs - where can you dive with them and why aren't there more of them? Said to have inspired tales of mermaids, they can eat as much as 40 kg (88 lb) of seagrass a day, leaving distinctive troughs.
injured whale shark

Whale sharks grow new fins

Whale sharks are ncreasimgly suffering lacerations and abrasions through collisions with boats, but can heal in a matter of weeks. Plus, they can even re-grow amputated fins, the first time observed in sharks.
Great white shark cage diving

How to judge whether shark cage diving helps or harms wildlife

Wildlife tourism including white shark cage-diving is growing in popularity, but these industries remain highly contentious amongst divers, conservationists and scientists alike. New tool helps judge the impact.
dolphin wake

Dolphins and humans have similar personality traits

Researchers find dolphins to be far more similar to humans than previously thought.For those who have ever observed...
An endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle cruises in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.

Nudging tourists helps the reefs – especially when the tourists are female

Nudging visiting divers towards environmentally friendly behaviour works
Feather star

Creatures of the Month: Fabulous Feather Stars

By day these beautiful animals keep curled up but on night-dives you see them in their warm colours, with their feathery arms extended.