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Ultrasound scanning of wild reef manta rays

The team of researchers is studying reef manta rays in the Maldives in south Asia, where the largest populations are found.

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NOAA to present Florida Keys draft restoration plan

The ongoing outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease in the Florida Reef Tract began in 2014 and continues to spread. It is highly active off Key West, Florida and appears to be expanding to the Caribbean region.

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The plan, known as the Restoration Blueprint, seeks to address long-term declines to the Florida Keys’ marine resources as well as ongoing and emerging threats due to increased use and changing ocean conditions.

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Thin enamel? No problem for crocs

Crocodiles, which regularly chomp down on prey like turtles, wildebeest and other large animals, have very powerful bites.

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Mark Adlington Portfolio

"I am endlessly amazed by wild animals, and have infinite patience when it comes to looking for or observing them . . .

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Underwater Model Photography

Some may wonder where the sense is in making a human being the main subject of an underwater image, whilst the underwater flora and fauna have so much beauty to offer.

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Pollution may be keeping invasive fish out of Great Lakes

Since their accidental release in North America in the 1970s, silver carp have expanded their range in the Mississippi River Basin and have been moving northwards towards Lake Michigan.

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X-Ray Mag #93

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Split spawning can give coral reefs a second chance

When investigating whether corals that split their spawning over multiple months are more successful at spreading their offspring across different reefs, researchers discovered that split spawning can indeed improve the coral reef's resilience.

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Blue sharks ride the waves to get fed

The scientists, whose findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, moni­tored over a dozen blue sharks, which they tagged off the northeastern coast of the United States, for nine month.

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British submarine found after 101 years

Using a 3D multibeam scanner, researchers from the Sea War Museum Jutland have discovered a century-old British submarine which sank off the northern coast of Denmark in 1918.

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New Ideas on Narcosis

This issue’s column is adapted from a chapter in my book Scuba Physiological: Think you know all about Scuba Medicine?

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Lembeh & Bangka: Expect the Unexpected

As we watched, the cuttlefish disappeared under a discarded coconut shell and reappeared. Opo motioned to me that it was laying eggs.

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Temperature within turtle eggs can affect hatchlings' gender

A new study has revealed that while still in their shells, turtle embryos sometimes can influence their own gender.

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Tubbataha: Pristine Diving in the Philippines

Suddenly, a large section of the seafloor appeared to move.

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Higher temperatures benefit blue crabs of Chesapeake Bay

Apparently, the warmer temperatures doesn’t spell bad news for all of Earth’s creatures. For the blue crabs of Chesapeake Bay, it likely will bring about longer and more productive seasons for the crustacean.

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The Bahamas' Tiger Beach

As I settled onto the sandy bottom, a mere 20ft below the boat, a curious and very pregnant 13ft tiger shark came over to welcome me to her neighborhood.

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