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Appeared in DIVER December 2013JAMIE WATTS celebrates the joy of diving with eight-limbed masters of illusion. Main image by DAVID HALL more...
Appeared in DIVER June 2013Their ponderous nature exposes them to human interference – JAMIE WATTS looks at the only marine mammals to have thrived, until recently, at least, on a vegetarian diet. Photos by MALCOLM NOBBS more... More divers have been injured by jellyfish than by any other sea creature, according to Big Question. But marine biologist Jamie Watts would rather see us appreciating our gelatinous summer visitors more... Colourful small fish around the UK are preparing for their annual mating rituals, and the patient diver can enjoy the spectacle, says Jonas Andersson
more... More and more exotic species are being spotted around the British Isles, and this includes the strange-looking grey triggerfish. Stuart Philpott knows just where to find them more... For seahorses, home usually seems to be wherever they can wrap their tails, but vast numbers of these very particular critters have chosen a barren Atlantic seabed as their abode. Stuart Philpott explains more...
John Bantin could hardly be bothered to do the over-familiar dive. He missed the briefing and didn't know which way to turn under water. Luckily, a shell-suited guide was waiting more...
FRIENDS OF THE SEA?For some reason, people tend to believe that divers have an almost automatic concern for the environment; we're considered green by default. more... For 10 years Gavin Parsons pursued a personal ambition, and every year he grew more frustrated in the attempt. Why should last summer prove any different to the previous nine? We follow one man's quest to get on terms with the world's second-biggest fish more... As Open Water promises to make a new generation of movie-goers tremble, it's increasingly clear that sharks are in sore need of better PR. But is it already too late? John Bantin and Monty Halls assess the extent of the threat to sharks - and explain how divers can make the difference. more... Latest score for marine conservation organisation Bite-Back has been to persuade Waitrose, UK Seafood Retailer of the Year, to stop selling orange roughy from its 166 British stores. more... The tag attached to a whale shark suddenly ended up stationary and on land - most probably because the animal was caught and eaten. more...