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Jill Studholme

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.

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.
Silky shark

Silky sharks conservation effort working in Atlantic,  but Indo-Pacific still a problem

99.8% of shark fins come from Indo-Pacific: conservation efforts in Atlantic Ocean are working
Oceanic whitetip shark at Elphinstone reef by Alexander Vasenin

Creature of the Month: Oceanic Whitetip Shark – Carcharhinus longimanus

Diving with Oceanic Whitetips The glorious oceanic whitetip sharks spend a lot of time in shallow water, tend to swim slowly and are...
Clownfish eggs - super macro - by Paulo Isgro

Enter the Ocean Art 2020 underwater photography competition

From now to 30 November 2020 you can submit your images to the prestigious Ocean Art competition. Prizes worth $40,000 are on...
seahorse mating

Male seahorse pregnancy as complex as females’

New research by Dr Camilla Whittington and her team at the University of Sydney has found male seahorses don't just carry the developing babies...
palmyra sharks

Sharks  ‘extinct’  on 20% of world’s reefs

But hope lies in key conservation measures.Though many people find them intimidating, menacing or just plain scary, sharks...
golden trevally

Creature of the Month: Golden Trevally

The young fish like to seek out large animals like sharks, groupers and dugongs for protection, acting as pilot fish.

Bluewater University Launches as a New Online Portal for Underwater Education

Bluewater University is the first online platform that is fully dedicated to providing live virtual classes in all things related to underwater - including...