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The Remarkable Intelligence of Fish

The MSR has been the classic test for self-awareness since it was developed by Gordon Gallup in the 1970s in his work on chimpanzees.

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LDC to host the BHA Annual Scientific Meeting this November

The 2018 British Hyperbaric Association Annual Scientific Meeting is a unique opportunity to join diving doctors and catch up on the latest research.

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Researchers use "spiders" in coral restoration

In Indonesia’s Coral Triangle, coral diversity is threatened by pollution, overfishing and climate change. Researchers from the University of California, Davis have found a way to rehabilitate the coral reefs using an inexpensive method.

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Jason de Caires reacts to his sculptures being destroyed by the Maldivian Authorities

Hardline Islam rejects any man-made depiction of the human form. But that’s been increasingly hard to enforce in the modern world.

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Wreckage of Chinese warship ‘Jingyuan’ discovered after 100 years

The Jingyuan was sunk with three other warships during the first China-Japanese War in September 1894. When it was built by German shipmakers in 1887, it was considered a state-of-the-art warship.

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New species of vivid-coloured fish discovered in deep water

During a recent expedition to St. Paul’s Rocks, Atlantic Ocean, a distinctive and previously unknown species of Anthiadinae was collected at a depth of 120 m.

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The Story of an Uncontrolled Ascent – Paralenz Used for Diving Safety

The Incident

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As they began their ascent, the least experienced member of the dive team forgot to dump the air from his drysuit, and immediately began a rapid, uncontrolled ascent.

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Dive profiles provide essential information to emergency services when dealing with any incident that might result in a decompression injury.

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Nighttime lighting affects guppies' daytime behaviour

Being exposed to light during the night can cause changes in the behaviour of guppies, according to a new study published in the Scientific Reports journal.

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Wreck of James Cook's HMS Endeavour located. Well, almost

HMS Endeavour was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded to Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery from 1768 to 1771.

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Mysterious shark café discovered in remote Pacific

Each year, hundreds of great white sharks from California and Mexico journey to a far-flung stretch of the Pacific Ocean dubbed the "White Shark Cafe", situated between Mexico's Baja California and Hawaii.

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Scubatlon: Environmental Protection as a Sport

"We are not making enough money from our dive center, but we enjoy it immensely," said science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke sitting in his wheelchair. The rustling of palm trees and the ocean waves could be heard just outside.

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Sorb Storage: New research released!

Sorb is a soda lime material used to scrub or remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from expired gas in rebreathers. It comes in two forms - granular or solid rolls - and is packed into a canister that is then fitted to the rebreather.

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Oil dispersant had adverse effects on oysters

To deal with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, nearly two million gallons of CorexitR 9500, an oil dispersant, was used to break down the oil.

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Win a limited edition Omega Seamaster!

This year Omega are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Seamaster 300M.

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What Does It Take to be a "Good Diver"? Part II

This is the second of two articles designed to provoke discussion on the topic. In the first article in the previous issue of X-Ray Mag, I covered some of the more obvious characteristics. Here are a few more.

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Rescuing Seals in Vladivostok

Seals pups are born in February to March when local sea bays are still covered by ice.

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