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COVID-19: Anglesey Sea Zoo launches 'Just Giving' campaign

Anglesey Sea Zoo has been a part of the community and business life on Anglesey island, Wales for over 36 years. In that time, the aquarium has done a massive amount to protect and nurture local marine life.

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Going Pro – Part I: To Divemaster and Beyond

If you walk into a dive centre with more than a few dives under your belt and say you are thinking of “going pro,” nobody will turn you away. There is no assessment process, no enrolment interview, no talent spotting.

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Crown-of-thorns starfish lie in wait for corals to recover

It is common knowledge that the crown-of-thorns starfish is the bane of coral reef communities. What is lesser known is that this species does not feed on only corals. Rather, in its juvenile stage, it feeds on algae.

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My Favorite Macro Dive: Contributors' Picks

From the depths of Lake Baikal in Siberia to a shore dive off Florida to the tropical paradise of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines to the temperate waters of British Columbia and South Africa, X-Ray Mag contributors share the

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Jenny Berry Portfolio

"As lovers of the ocean, we understand the role it plays in keeping our planet healthy . . . If my paintings encourage viewers to think about this part of our planet and help them love it too, then that makes me really happy."

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New free video tutorial for homebound underwater photographers

“Now there are so much we can talk about with Adobe Lightroom," says Durand, "but the suggestion [from followers] was to talk about things we can take advantage of now when a lot of us have a lot of extra time on our hands at home, in the evenings

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Whale sharks live an incredibly long time

Many divers dream of the day they find themselves swimming beside a whale shark. Its gentle demeanour and huge size presents a unique humbling experience that is second to none.

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Samoa: Polynesian Diving in Upolu

The small, nine-passenger, turboprop airplane violently shook us up and down like an amusement park ride. Out of the windows, all I could see were the gray clouds of the seemingly endless succession of storms that had been ravaging the area.

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Drysuit manufacturer Santi produces protective gear

Made from three layers of special fabric received from Pomeranian Hospitals Group a batch of 1,400 masks were produced and donated to the hospitals on 30 March.

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Dive operators grapple with coronavirus outbreak as demand collapses

While various governments, as of writing this, are mulling over various subsidies or bailouts to tide over whole sectors of business to the other side of the coronavirus outbreak, much uncertainty and concern for the future remains at this junctur

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FREE Intro to photogrammetry class—starts today!

Anyone is welcome to join in—you don't need to have a GUE qualification—and you don't need any previous experience. And because this is a 'dry' course, you don't need to be a scuba diver!

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Stuck inside? Improve your underwater photography while at home

"We are all aware of the stresses rippling through the dive industry as a result of COVID-19," said Durand.

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Reassessing Our Priorities — and keeping a cool head

Who would have thought that the day would come when I would publicly state that there are more important things in life than diving. After all, the aquatic environment has been my passion and calling for as long as I can remember.

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What Are Sharks Aware Of?

Sharks have a very different set of senses than we do, yet the eye-sight of the free swimming species is good, so when they look at you, they are seeing you.

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Coral reefs in the Cook Islands are in good shape

Released earlier this month, the Global Reef Expedition: Cook Islands Final Report contains critical information on the health and resiliency of coral reef ecosystems in the Cook Islands.

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