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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.
Giant manta ray

Revealed: where to dive with Manta Rays

Awesome to see underwater, the Manta Ray is an enormous fish spanning. They live in warm waters around the world, gracefully flying through the...
Cup of Tea

Which tea bags are free of plastic?

Updated 15 October 2019 It came as a surprise to most people to learn that tea bags contained plastic. The plastic in question is polypropylene,...
Duyung Baru Komodo

Which Komodo Liveaboard? Diving from the Duyung Baru

Which Komodo liveaboard to choose? You can't go wrong with the Duyung Baru<. Fr a start this liveaboard takes just six divers in three cabins. With the co-owner and dive guide Vovo Korth taking a dim view of crowded dive sites, often the seven of you will be the only people in the water. Komodo has fabulous diving, with sharks, turtles, eagle or manta rays on nearly every dive. If you're more into small stuff there are plenty of nudibranchs and seahorses as well.
Red Irish Lord fish guarding eggs

Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition 2018 is now Open!

One of the most prestigious underwater photo competitions in the world, Ocean Art offers over...
Seagrass

Seagrass meadows crucial for world’s biggest fisheries

New research shows that a fifth of the world's biggest fisheries depend upon healthy seagrass meadows. The meadows are also crucial for small-scale...
Plumose anemones

Attack of the Clones: Plumose anemone is creature of the month

As Plumose anemones can clone themselves, forests of them appear together. They comprise a tall, smooth column topped with a crown of feathery tentacles. Individuals are usually white or orange. They like areas with currents so tend to live on prominent pieces of wrecks or on rocky pinnacles - good diving areas.
Nematostella

Venomous sea creatures change their venom recipe often

Venomous sea creatures often change their venom recipe, adapting the potency and recipe of their venom to suit changing predators and aquatic environments.
shark

Scientists track sharks by sampling seawater

A simple bottle of seawater shows the identifiable tracks of numerous species of shark - no need for baiting, hooking, filming or tagging.
Carpetflathead or Crocodilefish

Crocodilefish is Creature of the Month

Also known as the Carpetflathead, the Crocodilefish lives on sand and rubble near coral heads - although you might also find it in patches...
Anemone Hermit Crab, Dardanus species

Bodyguard: How the Anemone protects the Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs scuttle about the sea-floor using someone else's shell for a home. They always use empty shells and never kill the original occupant. When...