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Giant mantas are deep-ocean predators

1 December 2016
A new scientific study into the food sources of giant mantas in the eastern Equatorial Pacific has revealed that the rays get most of their sustenance from the ocean depths rather than near the surface, as previously supposed.
 

Young male whale sharks are homebodies

30 November 2016
Good news for whale sharks - juvenile males at least seem to stick close to home, rather than wandering far and wide to fall foul of the fishing industry or ship-strikes.
 

Jug from 110m-deep wreck could prove significant

29 November 2016
A jug recovered by an archaeological dive-team from the 110m-deep oldest-known shipwreck in the central Mediterranean could prove that the Maltese islands were a key part of the Phoenician trade network.
 

Plastic-bag tide turns on UK beaches

28 November 2016
The number of plastic bags discarded on UK beaches to endanger wildlife dropped by almost 40% between 2015 and 2016, presumably thanks to the 5p charge now levied by supermarkets on single-use carriers.
 

Vote in the People's Choice

26 November 2016
Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of the biggest international photo competitions around, and the public gets a chance to participate through its People's Choice Award for an outstanding individual entry.
 

Conservationists welcome proposal for 50 more English MCZs

24 November 2016
The British Government's scientific advisors have provided proposals on where a final set of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) are needed around England - and eco-charities the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and The Wildlife Trusts say they are excited about the plans, which they describe as a positive step forward towards restoring the country's seas.
 
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    The Big Question
    Don't forget to cast your vote in DIVER Magazine's latest Big Question. This month we are asking: Have you come across 'critter-fiddling' on dives - photographers manipulating macro subjects to give them a better shot?
    Answer yes or no, and feel free to elaborate.

    'Dive into the shark action!'

    25 November 2016
    Sail to the southerly Maldives atolls and dive into the shark action at out-of-the-way sites.
     

    G-Shock Frogman Watch

    14 November 2016
    Casio's new Frogman is an ISO-certified diving instrument with temperature, compass and water-depth sensors, and the ability to track the dive and log the data for later analysis.
     

    DIVE-light Metalsub XRE510

    Appeared in DIVER November 2016
    I think my addictive nature has found a new genre of dive-gear on which to fixate - dive-torches. The marketplace seems to be flooded with them, so much so that choosing the right model for your specific needs could be mindboggling.
    There are Swiss Army-type torches with more functions than you can wag a stick at, or single-mode models designed simply to provide illumination. The XRE510 from Metalsub does the latter but with a few extras thrown in.
    I've been taking one under water over the past few months to see if it cuts through the darkness.
     

    Alternative fate of the M2

    Appeared in DIVER November 2016
    The idea of a submarine that was also an aircraft-carrier continues to intrigue a century after it was built, but the concept was to be M2's downfall. This Dorset wreck is open to divers - RICK AYRTON takes up the story
     

    Acquiring perfect buoyancy

    Appeared in DIVER November 2016
    Following straight on from last month's The 5 Essentials, SIMON PRIDMORE describes some useful techniques for improving your buoyancy control. Photography by ANDREY BIZYUKIN
     

    CIRCLE OF LIFE

    Appeared in DIVER November 2016
    The Solace Stones off the Dorset coast serve a dual purpose - to act as artificial reefs to attract new marine life, and also to be the final resting place for 'salty souls'. For marine biologist and broadcaster MAYA PLASS, these pyramid memorials offer a life-affirming experience
     

    BE THE CHAMP! - the tompot blenny

    Appeared in DIVER November 2016
    There is a good reason why the tompot blenny is picked to grace the covers of books about British diving - it is one of the most colourful and engaging of fish. ALEX MUSTARD explains how to make that tompot image pop
    "The golden rule of capturing character is getting first-class eye contact"
     

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