It’s estimated that people kill more than 100 million sharks EACH year. Sharks are responsible for the deaths of no more than five people. Sleek, fast, beautiful – sharks are much maligned but magnificent fish that should be admired, not feared. Meet the spectacular sharks of the Caribbean.
Among the most colourful marine species, parrotfish play a key role in keeping reefs and beaches healthy. They are also delicious, making fishing bans to protect them unpopular. Without these protections, learns Erline Andrews, they may be overfished into extinction.
For many people, the beach is the whole point of a summer holiday – a place to sunbathe, swim, read and dream, but also a place of adventure and intrigue, of beginnings and endings. Here’s our scrapbook of some of the best – from Ireland's Atlantic coast to the far-away islets of the South Pacific. Which are your favourites?