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Scientific breakthrough could save Florida’s Reefs

The corals were rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and NOAA Fisheries after an outbreak of Stony Coral Tissue Loss disease commenced 2014.

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World renowned diving researcher Dick Vann dies

He had been battling multiple myeloma since 2010.

The family of Dr Richard Vann wishes to thank everyone for their tremendous outpouring of love for such a wonderful man.

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With many countries in lockdown, turtles can nest in peace

With a considerable portion of the human population in lockdown due to COVID-19, animals are making the most of this time; some are venturing into human communities out of curiosity and to forage, while others are taking the opportunity to copulat

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From Rust to Rock

I learnt to dive in 1989, doing my initial training dives in the quarry at Stony Cove in England, a popular inland dive location about 125 miles north of London. I remember, to this day, doing my first training dives.

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Going Through the Paces of GUE’s CCR1 Course

The arrival of heads-up displays (HUDs) and wrist-mounted pO2 monitoring has meant that maintaining situational awareness has become a great deal easier.

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Sorting Out the Stingrays

I can still clearly remember that first stingray encounter, even though I was only nine years old, snorkelling in a bay north of Sydney, Australia.

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The Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail

The Trail was launched in 2012 by the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research (BAR) in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which caused a dramatic drop in tourism to the Panhandle.

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Salmon Sharks of Alaska

Why sharks? Seeking encounters with sharks has become a mild obsession of mine, and sharing their story is deeply personal. My interest in sharks was spurred by years of diving and not seeing sharks on those dives.

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Photographing Giant Manta Rays at Night in Kona Hawaii

The manta rays in Kona waters belong to the Mobula alfredi species. These are reef mantas and, unlike other species, these mantas do not migrate. They spend their lives in the coastal waters of Hawaii.

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Northern California: A Dive Off the American Wild West Coast

The parking lot was empty as we unloaded and set up our gear on a downed redwood tree trunk. Today would be a wetsuit dive, since my dive buddy and I would be doing a lot of swimming. The cool steel 117 (15L) tanks were filled to the max.

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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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