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Photography now a sign of terrorism?

It seems life for the photographer has become increasingly difficult over the last decade.

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New shark species named after Eugenie Clark

The newly discovered species was named Genie's Dogfish (Squalus clarkae) in honour of Eugenie Clark, the pioneer in shark biology renowned for her work on shark behaviour.

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Fewer rats means good news for coral reefs

At first glance, it would appear that seabirds and invasive rats on tropical islands have little to do with coral reefs.

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Thailand Cave Rescue: John Volanthen speaks

Volanthen told a BBC journalist that he was at work on Tuesday 26 June 2018 when he got a phone call.

"At 3pm I received a call telling me I was booked on the 9pm flight to Thailand."

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Thailand Cave Rescue: Dr Richard Harris tells his story

Harris is now travelling back to Australia with fellow cave explorer Craig Challen and other amazing Australian team members from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Federal Police and Australian Defence Force.

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Thailand Cave Rescue: the Brits give a press conference

Josh Bratchley, Mike Clayton, Chris Jewel, Gary Mitchell, Connor Roe, Rick Stanton and Jim Warny flew in overnight.

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Thailand Cave Rescue: eight out, five to go

Although rain has started to fall at the cave site, the conditions have not significantly changed yet, therefore the principles of the rescue followed the same format as yesterday.

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Ivan Karadzic

Ivan Karadizic, a Danish diving instructor, was on holiday in Thailand when he heard the news of 12 boys and their coach were trapped in a flooded cave. He set off to help with the rescue.

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I cannot understand how cool these small kids are, you know? Thinking about how they've been been kept in a small cave for two weeks, they haven't seen their mums."

Incredibly strong kids. Unbelievable almost

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How cleaner shrimp stay safe inside fish's mouths

Imagine being a cleaner shrimp (Ancylomenes pedersoni) and doing about your business in a client's mouth - a client that in other circumstances might see you as a potential meal.

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Thailand Cave Rescue: the first four boys are out!

At present there are mainstream media reports that four boys have been successfully brought out of the cave at around 13.00 BST (19.00 Thai time) today, Sunday 8 July 2018. The children are now at Chiang Rai hospital hospital.

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Thailand Cave Rescue: It's started

Late last night a press conference was held at the entrance of the cave by the Governor of Chiang Rai Province, Narongsak Osottanakorn.

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British caver Rob Harper is thanked and honoured by Thailand

It has now been confirmed that Rob Harper has returned to the UK for a medical appointment.

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Suunto launch a blind auction to aid the British Cave Rescue Council

The is the Representative body for voluntary underground rescue in the British Is

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Tham Luang Nang Non cave claims a diver's life

Saman Gunan, 38 had been working as a security officer at Suvarnabhumi airport before he volunteered to take part in rescue efforts in northern Thailand.

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Myths and Misinformation

As shown in the above report from the BBC, the mainstream media are consistently talking and writing about "oxygen tanks" when we know in the main, scuba diving cylinders contain compressed air.

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Two more Brit cave rescuers fly to Thailand today

Surface Control

In the UK when the decision is made to deploy a cave rescue team, a number of further decisions have to be made and a 'Surface Control' team is needed.

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