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Jill Studholme

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.
Miracle bioplastic

New Marinatex wins award for solving many plastic problems

Lucy Hughes from the University of Sussex has won the James Dyson Award for designing MarinaTex - a bioplastic made of organic fish waste...
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.
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....
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?
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.
Coral Reef

Equatorial coral reefs less affected by global warming

Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally. Whenever sea temperatures rise in an area, coral reefs degrade. However, a new study has found that...
Great white shark cage diving

Cage Diving with Great White Sharks – Should you do it?

Updated 11 October 2019 Cage diving with sharks gives a chance to see these beautiful animals up close. However, it is controversial. There are concerns...
Sunscreens

Palau bans harmful sunscreens

Diving hotspot Palau is the world's first country to ban sunscreen lotion containing environmentally harmful ingredients.
Surprisingly sustainable fish fingers

Cheap is good for sustainable fish fingers

Saver brands of fish fingers are surprisingly sustainable. They contain just four different species - Atlantic cod, Pacific cod, Alaska pollock and haddock