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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.

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.

Loggerhead turtles lay eggs in several locations to help hatchlings survive

Although loggerhead turtles return to the same beach where they hatched to lay their eggs, a new study finds individual females lay...
Octopus wins photo competition

Octopus steals camera and wins underwater photography competition

Best of Show is a once-in-a-life-time moment where a curious octopus took a selfie of itself with the photographer's family.
Christmas Island red crab

Christmas Island Red Crabs’ Mammoth Migration

Christmas Island red crab's mammoth migration. Over 40 million of them walk up to 14 km a day to the sea. When rains are late the crabs rush to seaside, if not then they linger for up to a week on the way to feed.