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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.
Healthy coral reef

Which reef life communities are most vulnerable to global warming?

A 100 years from now, all the species in many marine communities will be lost and replaced by new species able to tolerate warmer...
Bull Shark, Carcharhinus leucas

First Evidence of Multiple Paternity in Bull Sharks

A single litter of bull shark pups can have two fathers, say French researchers.The scientists tested the embryos from four bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas)...
Diving in the Red Sea

Sinai plane crash – how will it affect the Red Sea diving industry?

Yesterday I flew back from Egypt just hours before the Russian plane crash. My thoughts are with not only those who lost people who...
Removing top predators, like sharks and groupers, doesn’t help smaller reef fish. Photo is of Big Eye by Tim Nicholson

Removing top predators doesn’t help smaller reef fish

Removal of large predators through fishing has been suggested to help the populations of smaller fish.
Spinner Dolphin by Tim Nicholson of SCUBA Travel

Scientists find parabens in dolphins – cosmetics to blame

Cosmetic preservatives found in dolphins, sea otters, polar bears and seven other types of marine mammal. Parabens and their byproducts can act like oestrogen in animals.
Crown of thorns starfish, COTS

Divers kill crown-of-thorns starfish with vinegar whilst scientists unleash starfish-killing robot

Divers are killing crown-of-thorns starfish by injecting them with vinegar. Meanwhile, scientists are testing using starfish-killing robots rather than divers.
Photo by Yat Wai

Ocean Art Underwater Photo competition now open – $75000 of prizes to be won

The Underwater Photography Guide is now accepting entries for the 5th annual Ocean Art competition. Prizes worth over $75000 are on offer in 15...
Elephant seals monitor ocean health

Elephant seals measure oxygen content of ocean

Diving almost continuously at great depth during most of the year, and covering large distance through remote areas of the Southern Ocean, Kerguelen elephant seals have proved to be a great alternative to other instruments for monitoring the oceans. The seal-derived measurements of oceanic dissolved oxygen give better results than other methods, according to new research.
Coral Crab

SCUBA Divers cause coral disease and damage – it’s official

SCUBA diving and snorkelling are amongst the fastest growing tourism sectors. The increasing numbers mean many more people are aware of the beauty and...
European Sea Anemones

State of Europe’s seas getting worse

Europe is woefully behind in its ambition of achieving a 'good environmental status' of our seas by 2020, according to a report published today...