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Can Wind Farms and Whales Co-Exist in our Noisy Seas?

Oil has become synonymous with danger to marine life, destroying the insulating effects of fur and the water repellency of feathers. Animals attempting to...
Coral reef Red Sea

Corals in unclear waters less affected by temperature stress

Persistent temperature stress is degrading coral reefs worldwide, but a new study by Florida Institute of Technology scientists has found that corals in naturally...
Oceanic whitetip shark at Elphinstone reef by Alexander Vasenin

Urgently needed protection granted to Oceanic Whitetip Shark

There was a vital conservation win for a critically endangered species of shark this week at the 13th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of...
Beach

Corona Virus Impacts Pacific Island Divers

Diving island destinations are imposing new regulations on travellers entering their countries who have visited anywhere else with incidents in the last fortnight.
California Sheephead

Sex-changing fish recover more quickly from over-fishing

People eat a lot of fish. Different sex-changing fish can follow several signals that prompt them to change sex. Some change from female to male at a fixed size or age. Often, fisheries will only harvest fish over a certain size. This means catching more males because they are usually bigger, which then skews the population towards female. Not enough males are then available to fertilise all the eggs produced by the females.
Healthy coral reef

Microbes reflect the health of coral reefs

More microbes are found on healthier Cuban reefs than on human-impacted Florida reefs. Microorganisms play important roles in the health and protection of coral...
Diving on mast of Shouna by Tim Nicholson of SCUBA Travel

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We've negotiated a special discount for SCUBA News readers on diving travel insurance - get 15% off from Columbus Direct. Columbus Direct offers...
Diving with Sharks

Best Scuba Diving in February

February is particularly good for shark loving scuba divers and is a month with dive highlights around the globe.
Clownfish

easyJet to resume flights to Sharm El-Sheikh this summer

Following the recent lifting of government restrictions on UK flights to Sharm el Sheikh, easyJet will offer two flights a week to the Red...
4th Place Macro Ocean Art 2019 Petr Polách

Ocean Art reveals best underwater photos of the year

Congratulations to all winners of the Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition 2019 - stunning underwater photos from around the world. Over $85,000 in prizes have been awarded to 85 professional and amateur photographers in categories from Coldwater to Blackwater.