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When can you travel to dive again and where can you go?

Countries around the world are easing their covid-19 lockdowns. Which areas will soon be open for divers?
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Life Under Water Challenge photography contest is now open

A new photography contest has launched celebrating marine biodiversity in honour of World Environment Day and World Oceans Day.Launched by social enterprise Positive Travel...
An ROV fitted with an arm for collecting marine samples.

Enhanced underwater robots can boost ocean discoveries

Underwater robots are regularly used by the oil and gas industry to inspect and maintain offshore structures. The same machines could be adapted to gather environmental information, providing substantial benefits to science and to resource companies in the long-term.

Underwater Photography Guide announces Safe Under the Sea Underwater Photo Competition

The Underwater Photography Guide is hosting a special underwater photo competition to bring people together, encourage artistic expression, and raise money to help fight Coronavirus.
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RAID diving agency makes e-learning free to access

SCUBA diving courses now free from RAID. Download all the course materials you need.
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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...
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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.