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Artificial light may alter underwater ecosystems

Light from harbours, ships and offshore structures such as oil rigs may be disrupting the lives of marine worms, barnacles, and corals, preventing their wayfaring larvae from finding suitable habitats in which to settle down, according to a new study.

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Which dives in Dahab are better than the Blue Hole?

Dahab, on the Eygptian Sinai peninsular in the Red Sea, has some very good diving. It is most famous for its Canyon and Blue Hole dive sites, but it has many others – some arguably better than these the most well known dives.

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The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly ma…

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Goodbye to sunburn

Sunburn can ruin a scuba diving holiday, but you could soon tell when to cover up thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed by Queen’s University Belfast.

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Looking for dive buddy in Jeddah

Looking for a dive buddy here in Jeddah. I’m a certified DM and dive every Friday, if any one is interested please let me know, I have logged over 130 dives in the Red Sea here in Jeddah

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Ocean bacteria pumped-up by dying plankton

Surprising new short-circuit to the biological pump: dying phytoplankton release chemicals with a steroid-like effect on marine bacteria.

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Lotus leaves inspire oil-spill cleaning net

Oil catching coatings, inspired in part by lotus leaves, could aid the clean up of ocean oil spills

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US govt sued over turtles snared in shrimp nets

Tens of thousands of endangered turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleges, filing a lawsuit Wednesday against the government.

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North sea cod stocks bounce back, analysis shows

The fish that was once one of the most disastrous examples of overfishing could be certified as sustainable within five years, according to new research

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Captain deliberately sank illegal fishing vessel, claim Sea Shepherd rescuers

Conservationist group�s four-month pursuit of Thunder ended off west Africa, with the captain cheering and applauding as the boat went down, say rescue crew

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