Mention mangroves to most divers and they will immediately think of murky water, impenetrable trees and swarms of mosquitoes. Why would anyone want to go diving in a mangrove forest? Alex Mustard travels to Raja Ampat to find out
In an epic voyage across Mexico’s big fish hotspots, a team of British joint services divers managed to tag an impressive array of sharks. Expedition leader Andy Reid tells the story of Jurassic Shark II
‘Sluggish, blind and slow-moving’ was the scientific world’s opinion of the Greenland shark – until two Canadian researchers encountered a new group of sharks in the St Lawrence river. Words and photographs by Doug Perrine
They are the marine tricksters who love to give divers a tough time, and we adore them for it. The group of marine mammals we call the pinnipeds are among the most efficient hunters in the sea, each having evolved to wreak havoc in its home environment.
Mythology depicts them as vengeful man-eating monsters that grab whole ships with their fearsome arms and tentacles, but in reality they’re intelligent, inquisitive invertebrates that fascinate and flummox in equal measure.
The red king crab is an environmental menace let loose by a crackpot Stalinist Soviet scheme – and this massive population of spindly crustaceans is slowly munching its way south from the Barents Sea towards the UK.