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Jackfish

by Ivana and Janez - 17th September 2019
Why so blue, Jack? Jackfish, also known as Bluefin trevally or blue jack, are one of the most common fish…
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Trumpetfish – The forgotten cousins of seahorses

by Ivana and Janez - 6th December 2018
There are only three species of trumpetfish in the world (discovered so far anyway): the Chinese trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis), the…
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Blowfish, balloonfish, pufferfish, puffers, blowies, toadfish…so which one is it?

by Ivana and Janez - 15th August 2018
The name of a fish order - Tetraodontiformes - does not sound familiar to many, but when we look into…
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So which one is it? A stonefish or a scorpionfish?

by Ivana and Janez - 24th July 2018
I often get confused between stonefish and scorpionfish and need to remind myself what the differences between them are. Both…
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Clownfish

by Ivana and Janez - 3rd May 2018
What’s the world’s most famous fish? Well, I think Clark’s anemonefish is. What’s that you say? Remember Nemo? Well, Nemo…
Herbert

Cuttlefish: underestimated players in the ocean

by Herbert - 9th January 2018
Squids play an important role in the food web and in the carbon cycle Squid are marine creatures with fascinating…
Mares

The Myth of the Jellyfish

by Mares - 1st September 2017
When I asked my child what jellyfish were, she said they are half fish, half jelly… Well nothing could be…
Herbert

‘Weedy’ fish species to dominate future oceans due to ocean acidification

by Herbert - 24th July 2017
Such fish are “marine equivalent to rats” For the first time, researchers at University of Adelaide have demonstrated that the…
Herbert

Distant fish relatives share looks

by Herbert - 21st June 2017
Distant fish relatives evolve to look like one another Scientists from James Cook University (JCU) have found evidence that distantly…
Mares

Adriatic Cuttlefish

by Mares - 16th June 2017
Cuttlefish or cuttles are marine animals of the order Sepiida. They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid,…
Herbert

Lubricated lips helps fish feed on mucus of corals

by Herbert - 12th June 2017
Scientists have discovered a species of fish that has developed a set of self-lubricating lips to consume corals. They have…
Herbert

Rabbitfish as trojan horses

by Herbert - 2nd June 2017
Researchers identify fish’s role in movement of invasive species. For some time, invasive species have been spreading from Indo-Pacific to…
Mares

Compass jellyfish in Boka Bay, Montenegro

by Mares - 13th May 2017
Jellyfish...so graceful and elegant, yet at the same time found in so many different colors and shapes. Their movements remind…
Herbert

First cave fish in Europe discovered

by Herbert - 5th April 2017
Fish is also world's most northerly cave fishFew species are as well hidden as those that live underground. In Europe,…
Herbert

Haliphron atlanticus: Deep-sea octopus feeds on jellyfish

by Herbert - 30th March 2017
Octopus then uses tentacles of jellyfish to defend itself The open ocean is the largest habitat on Earth. Within this…
Mares

Catching fish too expensive to eat

by Mares - 9th February 2017
WWF report: Improving fishing management imperative for global food security By 2050, millions of people in the global South (in…
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How baby reef fish find their way home at night

by Mares - 24th December 2016
Scientists have discovered that baby reef fish possess an internal magnetic compass that helps them find their way home at…
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New butterflyfish species discovered in Hawaii

by Mares - 13th September 2016
Butterflyfish found in deep coral reefs Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of butterflyfish in the deep…
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Fishermen from Niendorf and Travemünde supportive of Fishing for Litter

by Mares - 5th September 2016
Schleswig-Holstein secures funding of project for another three years Since the middle of August 2016, fishermen have been able to…
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Three fishermen on trial for killing dolphins for shark bait

by Mares - 18th August 2016
Evidence against them obtained in secret Three Peruvian fishermen were tried in court on August 16th for killing dolphins and…
Mares

Fishes find sanctuary

by Mares - 4th August 2016
Larger MPA established based on the movement of fishermen's favoured fish species Beneath the waves of Palikir Pass (or P-Pass)…
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Overfishing causes collapse of cod fisheries in Baltic Sea

by Mares - 15th July 2016
Scientists suggest revision of maximum catch quotas Cod is the great predator of the Baltic Sea and the main fish…
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Pipefish give birth to conjoined twins

by Mares - 27th June 2016
Extremely rare to have two conjoined twins within 24 hours During a routine experiment, researchers at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for…
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More than ten MSC-certified fish products found to be overfished

by Mares - 31st May 2016
Many European fish stocks are overfished or are under threat of being overfished. A recent study reveals that more than…
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Coral bleaching makes fish easy prey

by Mares - 17th May 2016
The current spate of coral bleaching in Australian waters is preventing baby common damselfish from learning how to identify which…
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New study shows relationship between fisheries harvest and reef resilience

by Mares - 13th April 2016
To better protect the coral reefs of the Caribbean, tighter fishery regulations are needed to offset the mounting pressures they…
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Sharks and rays under threat from overfishing and poor fisheries management

by Mares - 3rd March 2016
A high demand for shark fins from Asian countries has been considered to be a major cause of the overfishing…
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Love in the moonlight: The bumphead parrotfish mass aggregation at Palau’s Rock Islands

by Mares - 15th January 2016
The green humphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) is one of the diver's favourite fishes. A school of more than 50 of…
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WWF calls for stricter import controls to combat illegal fishing

by Mares - 16th December 2015
The amount of fishing that actually takes place is actually being under-reported; so much so that about a fifth of…
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Global overfishing accelerated by economic development

by Mares - 16th September 2015
Study calculates development of fish stocks In the long term, the wild fish population cannot be sustained by increasing aquaculture…
Herbert

Biology: Sunfish

by Herbert - 1st September 2015
Floating "Millstones" In The Ocean? At first glance, these curious-looking fish look like gigantic fish heads without a body. They…
Mares

WWF Calls For Reforms For The German Fishing Industry

by Mares - 27th August 2015
Increasing fish imports leads to a need for more responsible fishing The annual meeting of the German fishing industry is…
Herbert

Biology: The Frogfish

by Herbert - 26th August 2015
Incredibly Fast “Suckers” Finding a frogfish is the tough part. Once you do, taking photos of it is relatively easy,…
Mares

Palau Makes Fiery Stand Against Illegal Fishing

by Mares - 15th July 2015
NO to illegal fishery! In June 2015, the idyllic island paradise of Palau issued a strong statement against illegal fishing.…
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Davide Lombroso wins his 5th Italian Underwater Photography title!

by Mares - 16th October 2019
Incredible performances from the underwater photographers of Team Mares continue! Davide Lombroso of CI CA SUB Seatram in Bogliasco, Italy…
Ivana and Janez

Freshwater in salty water – Underwater springs

by Ivana and Janez - 15th October 2019
You have certainly, at some point, experienced an area where cold water rises up from the deep. It might be…
LiveAboard

Love Bull Sharks? Try These 5 Top Dive Destinations

by LiveAboard - 11th October 2019
Bull sharks might have a bad reputation as being aggressive but diving with these sharks is a truly magical experience.…
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Scuba diving attractions in Jordan – the Lockheed TriStar L-1011 and the Underwater Military Museum

by Ivana and Janez - 2nd October 2019
The intentional scuttling of diverse sailing objects has become a well-known practice in order to create artificial underwater reefs. Usually…
Mares

Tales from the History of Pula – Part 3

by Mares - 27th September 2019
See part 1 of the tale here, and part 2 here. At first, Ludovico worked as a roller skating instructor…
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Yoga – Sailing – Diving in Turkey

by Ivana and Janez - 10th September 2019
As a Mares Ambassador and model, I received an invitation from a great Turkish photographer, Murat, and ship owner, Ahmet…
Mares

Tales from the History of Pula – Part 2

by Mares - 1st September 2019
See part 1 of the tale here! The carefree Ludwig's youth, and his father's wishes for him to continue his…
Franco and Sabrina

Tenerife – The island of eternal spring

by Franco and Sabrina - 28th August 2019
Tenerife is the largest of the seven islands that make up the Canary archipelago. In addition to having the best…
Semra

The most beautiful dive site

by Semra - 20th August 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! In my last blog, I spoke about Frequently Asked Questions . Check…
Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona

Diving at Secca Carega, Portofino, Italy

by Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona - 16th August 2019
Secca Carega is the second shoal found in the Protected Marine Area of Portofino and still represents one of the…
Ivana and Janez

Spots in the Ocean

by Ivana and Janez - 13th August 2019
Palm trees, crystal clear water, white sand…the Maldives. Reethi Faru Resort, a hidden ocean paradise. This time, our host was…
Gerald

Eye to eye with the Tiger Shark!

by Gerald - 2nd August 2019
Cocos Island is an island far off the Pacific coast of America. The island belongs to a trio of islands…
Semra

Frequently Asked Questions

by Semra - 24th July 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! In my last blog, I told you about my dive preparation routine.…
Mares

Tales from the History of Pula – Part 1

by Mares - 19th July 2019
PULA-BORN LUDOVICO MARES BUILT THE FIRST SCUBA DIVING MASK FROM A CAR INNER TUBE AND GLASS ON THE PORTARATA SQUARE!…
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