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Mesmerised in an octopus’ garden

Appeared in DIVER December 2013

Giant Pacific octopus on the reef JAMIE WATTS celebrates the joy of diving with eight-limbed masters of illusion. Main image by DAVID HALL more...

Too slow for comfort

Appeared in DIVER June 2013

A manatee in Florida’s Crystal River Their 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...

Playing with fire

Blue Jellyfish, Cyanea lamarckii 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...

Spring carnival

A male common dragonet Colourful small fish around the UK are preparing for their annual mating rituals, and the patient diver can enjoy the spectacle, says Jonas Andersson
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Trigger happy

A diver enjoys a close encounter with a grey triggerfish 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...

Kingdom of the Seahorse

The long-snouted seahorse can grow to an impressive 35cm 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...

Refreshment at Beacon Rock

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...

How green is your diving?

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...

Baskers!

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...

The Shark's Last Stand

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...

Another chomp for Bite-Back

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...

Whale shark tag tells sad tale

The tag attached to a whale shark suddenly ended up stationary and on land - most probably because the animal was caught and eaten. more...

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