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Limacia clavigera nudibranch by Tim Nicholson

Creature of the month is the Orange Clubbed Nudibranch, Limacia clavigera

You can easily recognise this lovely little nudibranch by the orangy-yellow "clubs" around its body, curving inwards over its back.

Revealed: where to dive with Manta Rays

Awesome to see underwater, the Manta Ray is an enormous fish spanning. They live in warm waters around the world, gracefully flying...
longjawed squirrelfish

Creature of the month is Sabre Squirrelfish, Sargocentron spiniferum

Like many nocturnal fish, the Giant Squirrelfish, Sargocentron spiniferum, is red. To divers it is easy to spot during the day, but to other fish it blends into its dark crevice or cave.
Whaleshark

Volunteering with Maldives Whaleshark Research Program: Diving with a Purpose

Wikipedia defines The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) as a slow-moving, filter feeding carpet shark and the largest known extant fish species. The...
squid eggs

“What is this weird thing I found on the beach?”

That's what I was asked last week. Found in Belgium, this jellyish mop-head was the size of a dinner plate.
tompot blenny by Tim Nicholson

Meet the Tompot Blenny – Fascinating facts on this quirky fish

A large mouth, eyes set high on the head and its tufted tentacles above each eye give the Tompot Blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) a comical appearance. A much smaller fringed tentacle is positioned on the nostril beneath each eye.
thistlegorm

Sunken warships exceptionally good for coral reefs, Thistlegorm study finds

Thanks to the steel structure of the SS Thistlegorm, which has been voted one of the best dives in the world, coral...
Bull Shark (Carcharhinus Leucas)

The extraordinary Bull Shark is as happy in freshwater as it is the sea

One of the extraordinary things about bull sharks is that they are as happy in freshwater as they are in the sea....
Great white shark

Why closing Guadalupe Island puts sharks at risk – but it’s not too late...

Guadalupe Island still open to divers, in spite of the Mexican government, but for how long? Why banning dive boats could be disastrous for the sharks.
Christmas tree worm

The Wonderful World of Christmas Tree Worms

Colourful Christmas tree worms are captivating during any dive, adding a touch of festive magic to coral reefs around the world. A wonderful miniature water woodland.