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Award for Shark Trust’s Ali Hood

Ali Hood, director of conservation for the UK-based Shark Trust charity, has been recognised for her “outstanding dedication to protecting sharks” by being given the Marine Conservation Award by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). ...
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FREE November DIVER out now!

TO ENSURE prompt delivery of DIVER Magazine during the continuing period of coronavirus disruption a special FREE digital version of the NOVEMBER issue has been produced to replace the normal paper copy....
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Diver Ballesta triumphs with his Creation

A scuba diver has emerged as overall winner of one of the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competitions. French underwater photographer and marine biologist Laurent Ballesta won the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Grand Title with his image Creation, showing camouflage grouper exiting their milky cloud of eggs and sperm in Fakarava, French Polynesia....
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Jaws plays out in Spain

A scuba diver’s observation of a shark off the Spanish Mediterranean coast has prompted the closure of beaches in the area to water-users....
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Tiger sharks range far but don’t mix

The tiger sharks that scuba divers might encounter in the Bahamas or the Maldives keep themselves to themselves genetically. Two distinct populations have evolved separately in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific oceans, despite their long trans-oceanic migrations and consequent potential for mixing, according to new genetic research....
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Spanish divers uncover Roman gold coins

A total of 53 perfectly preserved Roman gold coins have been found on the seabed off the Spanish island of Portitxol east of Valencia, following the chance discovery by two recreational freedivers of an initial eight....
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400 teenage divers to train free in Cornwall

Dive Project Cornwall, a recently formed not-for-profit company, has teamed up with diver training agency PADI in what they say is a bid to encourage more teenagers into scuba – and boost their appreciation of the underwater world. ...
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Diver Dan Burton dies in air crash

One of the UK’s leading diving adventurers Dan Burton, who had a parallel career in paramotoring, has died in a mid-air collision during the Round Britain Climate Challenge in Scotland....
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Ocean Art is back – with prizes

Hot on the heels of the call for entries to this year’s Masters Underwater Imaging Competition, reported recently on Divernet, comes another  prestigious landmark in the international photo-contest calendar – the 2021 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition....
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FREE October DIVER out now!

TO ENSURE prompt delivery of DIVER Magazine during the continuing period of coronavirus disruption a special FREE digital version of the OCTOBER issue has been produced to replace the normal paper copy....
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Faroes’ big night out:1428 dolphins dead

The mass killing of pilot whales and other dolphins by Faroe Islanders is an annual ritual that draws condemnation across the world, but this year’s event was the biggest single hunt recorded in the Danish islands’ history – and contravened regulations, say activists....
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Shark & ray extinction risk soars

A major reassessment of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has revealed that for the first time more than a third of all sharks, rays and chimeras are at risk of extinction from overfishing....
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