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Ivana and Janez

Corals are the perfect models

by Ivana and Janez - 4th October 2018
Looking at wonderful, colourful, tropical coral reefs, many people believe that the organisms responsible for these structures are plant based. Noth...
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 published their findings i...
Herbert

Corals create structures to promote reef recovery

by Herbert - 31st May 2017
Complex underwater structures catch coral larvae Scientists have discovered that coral larvae are dependent on their parents. By creating nooks and...
Mares

Tracing how the relationship between corals and algae began

by Mares - 26th November 2016
How corals met algae: Tracing how their symbiotic relationship started

The symbiotic relationship between algae and modern corals began more t...
Mares

Environmental factors, not just climate change, can also affect isotopic composition of corals

by Mares - 28th September 2016
Important details found in calcium carbonate skeletons of corals

The calcium carbonate skeletons of corals retain important details about ...
Mares

Resort In Maldives Gives Damaged Corals A New Home

by Mares - 24th August 2015
Coral reefs are among the oldest ecosystems in the world. Similar to tropical rainforests, they are the most biologically diverse habitats on Earth....
Franco and Sabrina

Greenland on the Rocks

by Franco and Sabrina - 6th June 2019
I had dived under ice platforms in the chilly, cold waters of the Arctic and Antarctic several times before diving in Greenland’s icy environments. ...
Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona

Diving at Pianosa, Italy

by Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona - 14th May 2019
Legend has it that when Venus emerged from the sea, seven pearls fell from her necklace creating seven islands off the coast of Tuscany, one of which ...
Semra

My First Encounter with a Dugong

by Semra - 15th January 2019
Hello everybody and Happy New Year! Welcome to my latest blog! In my last blog I wrote about the 10 reasons to become a diver, check it out here if y...
Ivana and Janez

A closer look at Aqaba Bay – Interview with Abdullah Momany

by Ivana and Janez - 7th January 2019
Abdullah Momany is the owner and manager of the Red Sea Dive Center. He is also a marine biologist who has worked in the marine environment for over 1...
Ivana and Janez

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 Western Atlan...
Damir

The Green Jungle of the Yucatan Cenotes – Mystical Underground Rivers

by Damir - 30th November 2018
There are places on the planet where gods still dwell and there are other places where they used to dwell. This winter, we visited their abandoned dwe...
Ivana and Janez

Freshwater vs marine diving

by Ivana and Janez - 13th November 2018
For more information on Marine Ecology, check out our friends at SSI! Most of us dive in a marine environment only. It is perceived as more exciting,...
Ivana and Janez

The best known wrecks of Jordan

by Ivana and Janez - 16th July 2018
It is in the northernmost part of the Red Sea, at the very tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, that Jordan reaches out to the sea. The city that dominates this ...
Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona

Diving at the Lighthouse, Portofino, Italy

by Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona - 16th May 2018
"The lighthouse point in Portofino is one of the most suggestive sites of the promontory. A unique, spectacular environment and a dive waiting to be d...
Cat

A New Cave Diver is Born!

by Cat - 16th April 2018
Cave diving... If you had asked me only last week about cave diving, my answer would have been very clear, I am not a cave diver nor do I have any ...
Robert

Operation Hailstone – Truk Lagoon

by Robert - 29th March 2018
On February 17, 1944, more than 60 Japanese warships and over 400 fighter jets await their deployment. No one suspects that the US Navy is already on ...
Gerald

Dive into the underwater world of Milford Sound

by Gerald - 22nd January 2018
We are now far at the south end of New Zealand. More specifically in the southwest, in the world of the fjords. Here, the first fjord originated in pr...
Herbert

Greenpeace travels to unexplored parts of the Antarctic

by Herbert - 19th January 2018
Expedition to provide further arguments for the world's largest marine protected area Greenpeace will explore previously barely known regions in th...
Damir

Sea Lions – Los Islotes

by Damir - 2nd January 2018
Los Islotes island is located just 25 miles, or just over an hour’s boat ride, from La Paz. The ride towards the island is like a small safari thro...
Herbert

Researchers are developing a new method for restoring damaged coral reefs

by Herbert - 1st December 2017
Successful breeding and application of coral larvae For the first time, researchers have accelerated the formation of new coral colonies on small a...
Herbert

Coral Bleaching: Reefs suffer equally from El Niño and La Niña

by Herbert - 8th November 2017
Researchers study effects of coral bleaching on Western Australia's reefs Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), the ARC Centr...
Herbert

Florida: Shipwrecks as reef oases

by Herbert - 18th October 2017
Panama City Beach offers five historic wrecks along Panhandle Shipwreck Diving Trail Located in the northwest of Florida, Panama City Beach is prim...
Herbert

Nautical charts from the 18th century reveal coral loss in Florida Keys

by Herbert - 15th September 2017
Surprisingly precise historical charts show important ecological information Centuries-old sea nautical charts created by seafarers to avoid collis...
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 further from the truth, as they are not ev...
Herbert

253 people creates world’s largest 3D bodypainting image

by Herbert - 21st August 2017
Last Saturday, a world record was set at Messe Wien (Viennese exhibition center). On 187 square meters, 253 people created the largest 3D bodypainting...
Franco and Sabrina

Fun, tech diving, photo pro, friends … what else?

by Franco and Sabrina - 25th July 2017
All over Croatia the sea is crystal clear with millions of shades, promising and seductive. It embraces a strip of land broken up into tiny islands wi...
Herbert

Future opportunities for coral reefs

by Herbert - 8th June 2017
In spite of global warming, reefs could change but remain the same Although the world’s coral reefs are under threat, there is still time to save...
Franco and Sabrina

Vamonos à bucear

by Franco and Sabrina - 15th May 2017
The look of the Baja California Sur can appear tedious: cactus, desert, rocks, beaches and vice versa, but the underwater side of the coin is awesome....
Mares

Master of the coral reef – The Giant Moray Eel

by Mares - 12th May 2017
Sometimes ugly, sometimes frightening, and of imposing size, the Giant Moray Eel is the master of the coral reefs of the Red Sea. With incredibly flex...
Herbert

Marvels of the Arctic

by Herbert - 9th May 2017
Undertaking a cool journey of discovery Water temperatures of minus 3°C. It is so cold here that using salt to lower the temperature of freezing i...
Herbert

Project REEFCALENDAR 2017

by Herbert - 30th April 2017
World record attempt for our reefs and oceans Nothing in the universe is as versatile and beautiful, complex and sensitive as the oceans. Oceans ar...
Hannah

Survey needs divers to speak up for value of Florida’s reefs

by Hannah - 28th April 2017
Beautiful coral reefs are priceless to divers and snorkelers. The intrinsic value of dipping below the waves, leaving the stress of the topside behi...
Mares

New coral species at World Heritage Site described

by Mares - 28th March 2017
Researchers believe this species is “first of many new hard coral species to be found”

Lord Howe Island is already known for its unique...
Mares

Researchers gather at Great Barrier Reef to study latest coral bleaching

by Mares - 21st March 2017
Aerial and underwater surveys to be conducted

As coral bleaching strikes the Great Barrier Reef for the second year in a row, coral resear...
Herbert

Biorock project Curacao

by Herbert - 27th February 2017
Artifical reefs help to preserve valuable ecosystems

Curacao's intact coral reefs belong to the most popular attraction for divers and snorkel...
Mares

Coral reefs enchant when one dives in fluorescence

by Mares - 10th February 2017
Adventures in fluo-diving in Abu Dabab

No, it wasn't the Pink Panther, but a pink flathead that was the highlight in Abu Dabab in December 2...
Mares

Master of lighting in the pool: Konstantin Killer

by Mares - 16th January 2017
Meet him at boot 2017

Konstantin started out specialising in landscape photography in the 1980s. At that time – during those “analogue tim...
Herbert

Coral restoration in Bonaire

by Herbert - 13th January 2017
Engaging the diver to protect and restore reefs

For several years, scientists have observed more and more instances of coral mortality world...
Mares

Different coral communities differ in their ability to adapt to new environments

by Mares - 17th November 2016
For the first time, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have observed separate populations of corals diverging in their capacity to regu...
Mares

Great Barrier Reef continues to be under threat from coral bleaching

by Mares - 4th November 2016
Scientists publish interactive map

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University are survey...
Mares

Photo exhibition on ocean acidification opens at GEOMAR

by Mares - 27th September 2016
A new photo exhibition by two nature photographers centres on the organisms on which climate change research is currently focused on.

From...
Herbert

Two-thirds of zooplankton at tropical coral reefs lost to ocean acidification

by Herbert - 24th September 2016
Ocean acidification can fundamentally change the structure of the reef

Tropical coral reefs can lose up to two-thirds of their zooplankton ...
Peter

Free, self-contained or extended…what’s for you?

by Peter - 29th July 2016
Mares – 'just add water' and your 'pure instinct' will come to life, so you can explore the 'extended range' ahead of you! I guess you all know ...
Herbert

Seaweed threatens coral reefs in the Pacific

by Herbert - 28th June 2016
Researchers call for more protection of herbivorous fish

Coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean are coming under increasing threat of the proliferat...
Mares

Coral bleaching continues to plague Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

by Mares - 8th June 2016
As much as 35 percent of the reef has died After intensive aerial and underwater surveys, about 35 percent of the corals in the northern and centr...
Mares

Marine life make themselves at home amongst dropped boulders at reef

by Mares - 6th June 2016
Boulders also prevent fishing activities from taking place. The large boulders dumped into the Sylt Outer Reef in the North Sea in 2008 and 2011 b...
Mares

Malaysia establishes its largest marine reserve

by Mares - 2nd June 2016
Park is home to 80,000 people and has more than 250 species of hard corals The Sabah State Government has established a marine conservation reserv...
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