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New coral species at Lord Howe Island possibly the first of many

Although Lord Howe Island, off southeastern Australia is known for its many plant and animal species not found elsewhere, its corals are as yet to be explored, particularly using modern genetic techniques.

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Time To Back Banning Balloon Releases

In their statement the MCS reports that balloon litter on UK beaches has risen by over 50% between 2015 and 2016.

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Fish learn to stay within marine reserves – where it's safe

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) discovered that some fish have learnt to stay within marine reserves where they are safe from fishing, demonstrating the importance of such facilities.

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Plastic items in marine litter have highest negative impact, says report

The oceans may appear to be a bottomless dumping ground, but nothing is further from the truth. The marine environment, and the creatures within it, are not invincible.

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Say hi to the shark's long-lost ancestor

After examining a fossil of a sharklike fish (Doliodus problematicus) that dated back to the lower Devonian period (about 400 million years ago), scientists at the American Museum of Natural History's Division of Paleontology realised that

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Pink sea fan corals in different locations display genetic differences

After studying two species of corals (pink sea fan and dead man's fingers), researchers at the University of Exeter have discovered distinct genetic differences within those living in different locations.

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Robert Paris Portfolio

X-RAY MAG: Tell us about yourself, your background and how you became an artist.

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X-Ray Mag #78

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What exactly is meant by "Rebreather Friendly"?

With the advent of PADI’s recreational closed circuit rebreather (CCR) dive programmes announced in late 2011, it was anticipated that there would be a tidal wave of interest by the diving public learning on rebreathers to capitalise on the advant

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PADI Women’s Dive Day: 2017 Date Announced

This event is three years old and it is growing in popularity. In 2016 700+ fun events were held in 77 countries.

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Scientists identify "stress genes" in corals

When corals experience stressful environmental conditions, scientists observed a significant change in which genes the corals activated within their cells.

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Aqua Lung Sold To Private Equity Firm

It was the year that Air Liquide, along with Jacques Cousteau and Emile Gagnan founded 'La Spirotechnique'.

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Prey on land prompted evolution towards land

After studying fossil records, a team of scientists from Northwestern University and Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer colleges discovered that the eyes had nearly tripled in size before (not after) the water-to-land transition.

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Light Monkey Cave Cookie

In more recent years this form of line marker has been replaced by a 'cave cookie'.

The nickname 'cookie' came from America. Our North American cousins believe the disc resembles a biscuit, hence the name 'cookie'.

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Fourth Element Riga Jumper

But tshirt weather it is not. A warm winter jumper is certainly still de rigueur for many men.

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