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Mobula ray jumping out of the water. Mobula munkiana, known as the manta de monk, Munk's devil ray, pygmy devil ray, smoothtail mobula, is a species of ray in the family Myliobatida. Pacific ocean

Best Places to Dive in January

Planning your January trip? There are loads of fantastic places to go at the start of the year. Mexico scuba diving in January is...
Underwater glider

Underwater robotic gliders measure ocean sound levels

At a time when ocean noise is receiving increased global attention, researchers at Oregon State University and NOAA have developed an effective method to...
Sea fan

New danger for sea fans in warming seas: Metal pollution

Metals like copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses a threat to soft coral sea fans, especially in warming...
Red Sea coral reef

Divers welcome resumption of flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

British divers delighted that flights from the UK to Sharm El-Sheikh to restart February 2020 from Gatwick London, Birmingham and Manchester.
Red Sea Coral Reef

UK lifts restrictions on flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

The end of suspension is the first step towards services to Sharm El-Sheikh resuming - good news for many British divers.
Coral reef

Malaysia to extend marine protected areas around Sabah

In the coral triangle, Sabah is home to some of the best diving in the world. The famous diving areas of Sipadan and Mabul islands are off the coast of eastern Sabah, with Layang Layang in the west. The MPAs will further increase the marine diversity in the area.
Clownfish

How to Volunteer and Preserve the Great Barrier Reef

Make a difference to the Great Barrier Reef by volunteering.
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.
Bahrain scuba park

Bahrain opens world’s largest underwater theme park for divers

Dive Bahrain have opened the world's largest underwater theme park spanning an area of 100,000 m2, complete with a sunken Boeing 747. The site, close...