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Mysteries of the Deep revealed off Tristan da Cunha

Scientists have discovered beautiful creatures living in deep water off Tristan da Cunha, on the first-ever expedition to explore beyond the range of scuba divers. The expedition team included marine biologist Sue Scott, who has made eight trips to dive … Continue reading

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Writer declares Ascension ‘one of the world’s best’ dive sites

Ascension Island has been rated by a diving expert as one of the best places on the planet for underwater thrills. In the first published guide to diving around the island, Paul Colley OBE has enthused about waters teeming with a … Continue reading

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Why Dr Judith can only just see the seashells on the sea shore

Two high-power microscopes have arrived on St Helena – and they’re going to be needed to examine some of the marine life found by scientists. Some molluscs discovered hiding in sand are only four millimetres long. Dr Judith Brown and … Continue reading

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Scientists probe Ascension Island’s underwater mysteries

A diving expedition has yielded hundreds of pictures of Ascension Island as few people ever see it – as well as species not found there before. They show an underwater spectacle that contrasts sharply with the island’s harsh volcanic shores. Some of … Continue reading

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