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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...
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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 the ten fish families listed in it, we discover ...
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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 belong to the order Scor...
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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 was a false anemone...
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 biological properties. Some speci...
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

‘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 ocean ac...
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 relat...
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, octopus, and the nau...
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

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 t...
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 you of an underwater ...
Herbert

First cave fish in Europe discovered

by Herbert - 5th April 2017
Fish is also world's most northerly cave fish

Few species are as well hidden as those that live underground. In Europe, there are many animals...
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 expansive and uninhibited real...
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 developing...
Mares

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 night.

Publishi...
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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 coral reefs ...
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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 dispose ...
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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 using their ...
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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) in Micrones...
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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 stock for German coastal fisherm...
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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 Ocean Research ...
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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 ten fish stocks in the north...
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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 fish species are ...
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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 face from global wa...
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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 of sharks. However, recent findings hav...
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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 these fishes swimming by ...
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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 the fish stocks worldwide comes f...
Mares

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 efforts, as o...
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 are known as ...
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 taking place in Rostock,...
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, since they remain motionl...
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. The authorities bu...
Ivana and Janez

Appearances can be very deceiving! The Mantis shrimp…

by Ivana and Janez - 18th March 2019
I have always thought that Mantis shrimp are one of the most beautiful creatures you can find and photograph in shallow, warm, tropical and subtropica...
Boaz

Swimming with Crocodiles

by Boaz - 4th March 2019
I can still remember the first time I went in the water with a crocodile. Feelings were intense as I entered the water with one juvenile crocodile who...
Peter

Von Killerwalen und Primaten – Teil 2

by Peter - 25th February 2019
...oder wie man vom Warmduscher zum Eistaucher wird. Teil 2 Plötzlich war dann wieder Ruhe und die Orcas verliessen die Szene. Der Heringsschwarm sa...
Thomas Van Puymbroeck

Een toegewijde vader

by Thomas Van Puymbroeck - 22nd February 2019
De gewone zeedonderpad is een van de meest geliefde wintervissen in zeeland. Hij heeft een groot breed hoofd met verschillende stekels erop. In het...
Semra

Diving with seahorses

by Semra - 20th February 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my newest blog post! In my last blog I wrote about my first encounter with a Dugong, check it out here if you haven’t...
Peter

Von Killerwalen und Primaten – Teil1

by Peter - 18th February 2019
... oder wie man vom Warmdusche zum Eistauchern wird. Buckelwale in Tahiti, bei 28°C Wassertemperatur, das war bisher meine Welt. Schimpf mich Trope...
Ivana and Janez

Picasso’s muse?

by Ivana and Janez - 25th January 2019
We learn something new every day. Recently I discovered that the beautiful triggerfish is also known as the Picassofish, the Lagoon Triggerfish or t...
Mares

70 years of Mares!

by Mares - 21st January 2019
Mares is turning 70 this year! Who knows whether our founder Ludovico Mares could have ever dreamed that 70 years later the company he started woul...
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...
Semra

10 reasons to become a diver

by Semra - 24th December 2018
Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog post. In my last blog I wrote about my work in Soma Bay, check it out here if you haven’t read it yet! Thi...
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...
Gerald

The exciting journey of sockeye salmon

by Gerald - 22nd November 2018
Together with a handful of like-minded people I make my way to British Columbia. Via Vancouver, we drive to Shuswap Lake and wait for the sockeye salm...
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

Fortunal – A beauty of a wreck dive!

by Ivana and Janez - 31st October 2018
When the fishing ship was given the name Fortunal, the owner had no idea it would be a bad omen. Allegedly, ‘fortunal’ means storm, tempest, fat...