Posted by - 20th July 2017

Fancy working on a sub-tropical island in the middle of nowhere? A Pelagic Ecosystem Project Officer is required in St Helena, a sub-tropical island 4000 miles from the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to increase current understanding of how changes in the marine ecosystem of St Helena will impact the abundance and distribution of

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Boaty McBoatface returns home with unprecedented data

Posted by - 2nd July 2017

Researchers at the University of Southampton have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth – known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) – during the first voyage of the yellow robotic submersible known as Boaty McBoatface, which arrived back in the UK last week. The team, which also involved scientists

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Divers and fishermen join forces to remove killer net

Posted by - 1st July 2017

A group of volunteer divers, led by Mark Milburn from Atlantic Scuba, went out into Falmouth Bay recently to release 700 juvenile lobster for the National Lobster Hatchery, and ended up salvaging a lost fishing net that was ghost-fishing invertebrates and other sea dwellers. The chosen location for the lobster release was just off of Rosemullion

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Carpe Diem Maldives launches ‘Dive with a Purpose’ marine expedition

Posted by - 22nd June 2017

Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. are excited to announce a second marine conservation expedition in collaboration with Coral Reef CPR. From 10-17 September, up to 20 recreational divers can join Chief Scientist Dr Andrew Bruckner and his team of researchers as they conduct a crown of thorns starfish (COTS) removal, quantitative reef surveys, and data

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Face-to-Face: Up Close to Mother Nature by Al Hornsby

Posted by - 12th June 2017

Scuba Diver’s southeast Asia specialist and regular contributor Al Hornsby has been on the promotion trail for his new book, Face to Face: Up Close to Mother Nature, and he did a Q&A interview for the PADI blog with guest blogger Jo Walters.   Join Al Hornsby for an anthology of poignant, thrilling encounters with

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Raja Ampat cruise ship disaster firm hit with £350 million fine

Posted by - 30th May 2017

The British operator of the cruise ship which destroyed swathes of pristine reef in the diving hotspot of Raja Ampat in Indonesia when it ran aground in early March has been slapped with an immense fine that equates to £350 million. The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry based the level of the fine to

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Plastic debris devastates remote Pacific island

Posted by - 17th May 2017

A small, uninhabited island in the southern Pacific Ocean has the dubious honour of boasting the highest density of plastic waste anywhere on the planet, according to an in-depth study by the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the Centre for Conservation Science at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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France bans captive breeding of dolphins and orcas

Posted by - 9th May 2017

In what has been hailed a major victory by wildlife campaigners and animal rights activists, France has banned the captive breeding of dolphins and orcas, as well as outlawing the keeping of all whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity, except for orcas and bottlenose dolphins already held.   This ban on captive breeding will eventually

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Sir Richard Branson helps BVIs gain stunning ‘art’-ificial reef

Posted by - 28th April 2017

  The sight of a monstrous Kraken atop a stricken naval vessel sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie, but now divers to the British Virgin Islands can experience this weird-and-wonderful spectacle for themselves, thanks to a ground-breaking scheme spearheaded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. It all started when one of Sir Richard’s staff,

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Major boost for shark conservation

Posted by - 21st April 2017

China Southern Airlines, the country’s biggest carrier, has announced it is making a stand for shark conservation and is banning the shipment of shark fins. This now means that 51 percent of international airlines (based on seat capacity) have banned the controversial cargo, and with national firm Air China already refusing to take shark fins

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