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Jill Studholme

A scuba diver for over 40 years with a degree in biology, Jill Studholme has an special interest in marine biology, coral reef conservation and the underwater environment. She edits SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011), the monthly newsletter with articles on diving and marine science. She tweets as @SCUBANews.

Masked Pufferfish, Amongst the Most Poisonous Animals on the Planet

100 Times as deadly as the venom of the black widow spider
Hosai's Goby, Koumansetta hosai. Wadi Rahmi, Hammata, Red Sea, Egypt

The Unusual Hoesei’s Goby is creature of the month

This newly described species is found only in the Red Sea. Often confused with Hector's goby, Hosai's goby has a yellow stripe going over its eye and rejoining behind.
Safe sunscreen for coral reefs and marine life

Which sunscreens are safe for sea life? Reef-safe choices

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?

12 Years of data reveal Seychelles manta ray haunts

How many manta rays are in the Seychelles? Where are they going? When are they there? All is revealed.
Diver and cuttlefish

10 Fascinating facts about the clever cuttlefish

From the cuttlefish's incredible powers of mimicry even though colour blind, to waiting for a better reward like dogs and chimps.
soft coral mediterranean sea

Top 9 dives in the Mediterranean: how many have you dived?

Revealed: the best dives in the Med in 2024, as voted for by scuba divers. How many have you dived?
Winner Ocean Art Contest

Swimming monkey wins world’s largest underwater photo contest

A rare and fascinating portrait of a Crab-Eating Macaque resolutely swimming through the ocean, captured by Suliman Alatiqi, tops this year’s Ocean...
coral reef clownfish

Where are the world’s best shore dives? Top 10 in 2024

Shore dives are often under-rated. There are many stunning shore dives, indeed, two have been voted in the top ten dives of...

9 Fascinating Facts about Christmas Tree Worms

1. They can live to over 40 years old Christmas Tree worms are long-lived, although pollution and climate change...
ghost goby redsea

Haunting the Coral Reefs: The Ghost Goby

With red fluorescent eyes and see-through skin, this spooky fish father guards its eggs against predators.