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SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011)
Issue 207 - August 2017
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Contents:
What's new at SCUBA Travel?
Creature of the Month: Jewel Anenome
$400 Off liveaboard trips
Diving news from around the World


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What's New at SCUBA Travel?

Costa Rica - World Class Diving

World Class Diving at Costa Rica's Cocos Islands

But there is also has good diving closer to the coast. With bull sharks at Bat Island and mantas, white tip sharks and eagle rays at Catalina Islands.
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Diving British waters

Abundant Marine Life in British Waters

When divers first visit UK seas they are often amazed at the diversity and abundance of life. There are also a multitude of wrecks.
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Diving The Philippines

Who to dive with in the Philippines?

Discover which Philippines dive operator got the best reviews
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Creature of the Month: The Vibrant Jewel Anemone

When a myriad of colour patches cover a rock it may well be because of jewel anemones (Corynactis species). These flower-like animals, up to 2.5 cm (1") across, feed on invertebrates which they have paralysed with nematocysts and caught with their 100 ball-tipped tentacles. They favour fast-flowing water, so look for them where strong currents occur from shore level down to around 50 m.

green and purple anemones, Corynactis viridis

The reason for the large patches of jewel anemones is their capacity for asexual reproduction. The adult anemone splits itself longitudinally into two which when repeated forms large colonies.

anemones, Corynactis viridis

Water pressure inside the body maintains the anemone's shape and provides a base for muscle action

yellow and pink anemones, Corynactis viridis

Different species of jewel anemones are found in temperate waters around the world. Corynactis viridis occurs around the British Isles, South West Europe and in the Mediteranean. C. californica (also known as the strawberry anemone) is found from San Diego to British Columbia. C. autralis lives around South East Australia.

orange anemones, Corynactis viridis

Photo credits: Tim Nicholson. More of Tim's photos are on the SCUBA Travel website.

green and purple anemones, Corynactis viridis


Liveaboard Sale

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Diving News From Around the World

Our round up of the best underwater news stories of the past month. For breaking news see our Twitter page or RSS feed

Fish eat bits of plastic because they think they smell good

Fish eat bits of plastic because they think they smell good
Hungry fish are gulping down mouthfuls of plastic, perhaps because it smells like their favourite food

Weird creatures are spreading polluting plastic through the sea

Weird creatures are spreading polluting plastic through the sea
Plastic particles sink to the seabed after being eaten and excreted by animals called larvaceans, which could be why we see less floating plastic than expected.

Sea Snakes are turning black in response to industrial pollution

Sea Snakes are turning black in response to industrial pollution
Pollution from mining activities may be encouraging some sea snakes to evolve black skins - the first evidence of "industrial melanism" in a marine species.

Whales turn tail at ocean mining noise

Whales turn tail at ocean mining noise
Study measures the effect of loud sounds on migrating humpback whales as concern grows as oceans become noisier.

Warmer waters from climate change will shrink fish

Warmer waters from climate change will shrink fish

Fish are expected to shrink in size by 20 to 30 per cent if ocean temperatures continue to climb due to climate change.

Fish exposed to oil make risky choices

Fish exposed to oil make risky choices
emphasises the risks of increasing industrial activity in areas like the Great Barrier Reef.

Some Tuna can carry up to 36 times the toxic chemicals of others

Some Tuna can carry up to 36 times the toxic chemicals of others
A new study may prompt hand wringing among tuna lovers. When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught matters.

A tiny fraction of oceans could satisfy the world's fish demand

A tiny fraction of oceans could satisfy the world's fish demand
Covering 70 percent of Earth's surface, the world's oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture. In fact, each country could do so using a tiny fraction of its ocean territory.



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Photo credits: Tim Nicholson, Rick Tesoro, Postlethwaite, Liveaboard.com

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