SCUBA News 224
27 February 2019
SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011)
Issue 224 - February 2019
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Incredible diving in Komodo - guaranteed sharks, mantas, turtles plus beautiful macro and thrilling currents.
Malpelo is a small, barren island just 8 sq km. Here hammerhead and other sharks congregate. This is not a trip for beginners but is truly a world-class dive site.
Revealed - the top ten wreck dives as voted for by our readers.
Featured Liveaboard - Flying Dolphin III
Don't miss the unique opportunity to spot the Solar Eclipse on the Flying Dolphin III catarmaran, and discover if whales and dolphins really do come to the surface to see what's going on when the sky goes dark.
Creature of the Month: Fiveline Cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus
Unlike many other cardinal fish this species is active by both day and night (others are only active at night). It lives from 3 m down to 40 m in the Red Sea and elsewhere in the Indo-Pacific. When threatened it shelters in sea urchins or coral. Carnivorous, they have small, very sharp teeth for feeding on small crustaceans and fishes.
The male fiveline cardinalfish carries the eggs or larvae of its young in its mouth: mouth-brooding. It must go without food for quite some time when doing so. Every three minutes the fish will open its mouth and move the eggs to keep them aerated. So if you see a cardinal fish with a fat chin which may be holding eggs - keep your eye on it for a few minutes to be sure and to maybe grab a photo opportunity.
Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Apongonidae
Photo by Jill Studholme. Taken on Ben el Gabel, Hurghada.
Guam proposes banning fishing with the use of SCUBA gear
Migrating blue whales rely on memory to find prey
Plastics leading to reproductive problems for marine animals
Proximity to land determines how coral reef communities respond to climate change events
Seals to keep watch on remote Antarctic glacier
How to save a seabird
Streets, Seas and Stars: Nightmares of Pollution
LiveAboard.com is Hiring
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Photo credits: Tim Nicholson, Jill Studholme, Nick Hopgood, Dan Shapiro
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