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X-RAY Mag #25

Sardine run
Dive into South Africa where Andrey Bizyukin visits the Wild Coast, Ralf Kiefner takes awesome photographs of Sardine Run, and Harald Apelt profiles Rainer Schimpf's adventure playground for experts in Port Elizabeth where first-ever images capture orcas hunting dolphins! Apelt also takes us to another Mediterranean pearl -- Tamariu of Spain, while Simon Kong reports on MIDE and shows us paradise reborn on Pulau Weh, Aceh, Indonesia, after the 2004 tsunami, with colorful photographs by Asther Lau. Arnold Weisz highlights some of the success stories in marine conservation, while Swedish Coast Guard Commander Carl-Gustav von Konow discusses diving with dumped chemical weapons in the Baltic. Cedric Verdier offers an excellent Buyer's Guide to Rebreathers full of tips and advice. Kurt Amsler shows us how to maintain and care for our underwater photography gear, and Tim Hochgrebe brings us the winners of's photo competition. GirlDiver Cindy Ross takes on the challenge of the Mark V Hard Helmet. Explore Mulnar Janos cave under the streets of Budapest with JP Bresser, and view the exquisite portfolio of stainless steel sculptor and diver, Jo Wooler of Australia.

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Theme or Travel Section

South Africa - sardines, dolphins, sharks
Pulau Weh - rebirth of paradise after the tsunami
Tamariu - Mediterranean pearl
Budapest - diving under the streets

Section I

New reef found in Brazil. Climate change good for some species. Threats to Mexican mangrove. Mystery of flatfish eyes. Corals evolved in the deep. OWU scholars become IAHD certified. New German Oceanography museum. Marine protection zones in the wrong place. Wreck Rap. Travel News

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Section II

South Africa - sardines, dolphins, sharks

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Section III

Cindy Ross goes hard hat diving. Divers & dumped chemical weapons in the Baltic. Whale tales: Blue whale calls have mysteriously grown deeper. Pulau Weh - paradise reborn. Shark Tales: New species of manta discovered

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Section IV

Buying a rebreather - Cedric Verdier does it again
Success Stories in Troubled Waters. Tamariu - a hidden secret. New Books and Media

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Section V

Photo- & Video: Maintenance & Care. Underwater Australasia Photo Competition 2007-08 Winners. Unique dive site: Budapest Beneath the streets.

P O R T F O L I O: Jo Wooler

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