Category: Marine Species

nautilus
In the Water Marine Species

Marine Species: Nautilus

The nautilus is a living fossil, unchanged for hundreds of millions of years. Although divers see them infrequently, they are most common in the tropical western Pacific.

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titan triggerfish
Marine Species

Marine Species: Titan Triggerfish

With impressive teeth and vibrant colors, titan triggerfish are the biggest among the species. And although they’re beautiful, divers should beware of this territorial fish.

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solitary corals
Conservation Marine Species

Introduction to Solitary Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Most corals are colonial animals with hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps, but solitary corals of the Indo-Pacific are a single-polyp species that lives freely on the ocean floor.

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Marine Species

Octopus Roundup: Top Five Favorites

Octopus are one of the ocean’s most intelligent animals, and while it’s hard to pick favorites, here are the five species we most want to see on a dive.

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New stuff
nautilus

Marine Species: Nautilus

The nautilus is a living fossil, unchanged for hundreds of millions of years. Although divers see them infrequently, they are most common in the tropical western Pacific.
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson

Nine Things You Need to Know about Sunscreen and Coral Reefs

There’s a lot of news lately about sunscreen and coral reefs. But which chemicals are problematic, and how do you know which products are safe for reefs?
by Guest Author
December dive destinations

Five Great December Dive Destinations

Don’t let winter stop you from getting in the water. Here are five great December dive destinations that shine this time of year.
by LiveAboard.com
U-701

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: U-701

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we visit U-701.
by Rebecca Strauss