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5 Incredible Ways Whales are Saving the Oceans

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2019
Love whales? These incredible animals have fascinated humans for a very long time and rightly so. Swimming or diving with whales…
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Western Atlantic heavily polluted with microplastics

by DiveSSI - 5th September 2019
The Sargasso Sea is a plastic seaThe concentration of microplastics in the West Atlantic Sargasso Sea is apparently similar to…
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SharkCam reveals the secret life of giant sharks in the UK

by DiveSSI - 7th August 2019
New technology delivers unique imagesAn autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called REMUS SharkCam was first used in the UK to observe…
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From the surface to the seabed: Microplastics

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2019
Highest concentration of plastic particles at depths of 200 to 600 metersA newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports…
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An extraordinary creature at the lowest point of the Indian Ocean

by DiveSSI - 26th April 2019
Newly discovered species in the Java trench: alien and mysterious The research team of Five Deeps Expedition has dived for…
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Great Britain: Microplastic in dolphins, seals and whales

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2019
Researchers found plastics in every dead marine mammalResearchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, supported by…
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Underwater robot unlocks secrets of the “Sweet Lake”

by DiveSSI - 18th January 2019
A burial mound at the bottom of the lakeThe "Sweet Lake" (Süße See)in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) is a real treasure chest…
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Sea turtles contaminated with micro-plastics worldwide

by DiveSSI - 7th December 2018
Researchers examined more than 100 animals of all seven speciesResearchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory,…
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Unknown deep-sea sea creatures filmed by researchers

by DiveSSI - 14th November 2018
New species of sea squirts (Ascidiacea) discoveredCuleolus barryi is the newly discovered species of sea squirts recently filmed by researchers…
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Mermaid Kat: Posing next to wild crocodiles

by DiveSSI - 26th October 2018
A very special UW shooting in MexicoPhotographing crocodiles has become popular among many underwater photographers in recent years - but…
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Clownfish: complete genome decrypted

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2018
The genome of the reef fish is available onlineAn international research team has mapped the genome of the real clown…
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Antique shipwreck discovered off Croatia

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2018
Divers discovered a more than 2,000-year-old wreck off the island of PagVedran Dorušić, President of the Diving Tourism Organization of…
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Secret of the cave crabs decoded

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2018
Study shows genetic link between cave-dwelling shrimps in Israel and ItalyThe only a few centimetres large troglobitic shrimp that live…
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Microplastic even at Pole of inaccessibility

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
Volvo Ocean Race provided valuable data for scienceIn The Hague (Netherlands) the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ended. The Kiel Cluster…
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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of moneyOften there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer…
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Arctic microalgae are survivalists

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2018
Microalgae communities in coastal waters remain productive under variable environmental conditionsThey are the basis of the Arctic food web -…
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Researchers are measuring a record concentration of microplastic in the Arctic sea ice

by DiveSSI - 29th May 2018
The plastic particles come from the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean and from fishing vesselsResearchers at the Alfred Wegener…
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Increased CO2 content affects the hunting behaviour of squid

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2018
Ocean acidification in the sea has an impact on the behaviour of cephalopodsBlake Spady of the ARC Center for Coral…
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Increased deoxygenation of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2018
A new study reveals dangers, but also solutions The areas of extreme oxygen depletion are growing both in the open ocean…
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Newly-described “parasol” sponges graceful but deadly

by DiveSSI - 21st October 2017
Deep-sea sponges feed on small crustaceans When most people think of sponges, they think of those in the kitchen sink…
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Study identifies microbiome in whale blow

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2017
Drones used in collection of samples A research group, together with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has used drones…
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Ice-free Arctic: Increased shipping carries incalculable environmental risks

by DiveSSI - 29th September 2017
Heavy oil ban in arctic waters is the only effective measure for the protection of the environment In view of…
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Creating unique photographic moments in the pool

by DiveSSI - 24th February 2017
Underwater shooting over a parachute. With a big step, Katharina slides onto the water under the silver reflective surface. After…
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Day 7 – rEvo Rebreather and recreational dive equipment under the ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 20th February 2017
All team members are getting used to the schedule: 7:30am meeting and packing up the equipment – 8:00am breakfast – 8:30am loading the…
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Day 5 – Cracked ice and some troubles at Khoboy

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 18th February 2017
Today we headed north to the sharp tip of the Island of Olkhon. While the thermometer was showing a milder temperature…
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Scientists get up to speed on the light-harvesting Secrets of photosynthetic algae

by DiveSSI - 23rd December 2016
Since millions of years ago, photosynthetic algae have been refining their technique for capturing light. As a result, their light-harvesting…
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Youths in Hamburg say no to microplastics in cosmetics

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2016
On 15 October 2016, accompanied by a three-metre long cosmetic bottle made of wood, about 70 youths took a dip…
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Corals can influence microbes in their environment

by DiveSSI - 17th October 2016
Researchers have discovered that despite their static nature, corals do exert some influence on the microbes in the environment around…
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Join forces with Sea Shepherd and fight marine crime

by DiveSSI - 8th March 2016
Have you ever gone diving and saw something illegal taking place? Perhaps some poaching occurring in a marine park, or…
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Microplastics found in fish stocks from North and Baltic Seas

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2016
Seabirds aren't the only animals that are threatened by the bane of microplastics. In two separate studies, scientists at the Alfred Wegener…
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Increased Ocean Temperatures Lead to Higher Rainfall Extremes

by DiveSSI - 16th July 2015
The rise of ocean temperatures in our oceans, caused by climate change, has in turn led to more rain, according to…
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Sunlight Breaks Down Polystyrene Faster Than Expected

by DiveSSI - 15th October 2019
Certain plastics are decomposed by sunlightA study published by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene,…
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How do you weigh a living whale?

by DiveSSI - 14th October 2019
New technique uses drone photos to weigh whalesFredrik Christiansen of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies and colleagues have developed…
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Bio-inspired robot can fly and dive

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2019
A drone as a flying fishA bio-inspired robot uses water from the environment to create a propellant gas and start…
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Climate-Neutral Resort in Sulawesi, Indonesia

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Since the end of September ‘Celebes Divers’ is the first climate-neutral dive resort in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The well-known climate…
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Too Young To Scuba Dive?

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Diving changes lives. It is one of those activities where its transformative power can be seen applied to both young…
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Viruses affect functions in the marine ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Scientists are showing a new picture of the role of viruses in the seaViruses are known primarily as pathogens of…
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10 things you did not know about ice

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2019
Ice plays a crucial role in the global climateIce is water in its solid form, but it is also important…
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The Ocean Cleanup retains debris from the sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2019
It’s working! First technical problems are solvedThe Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which develops advanced technologies to clean the oceans…
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Ice diving at its best in the East of Greenland

by DiveSSI - 7th October 2019
The wind blows streaks of powdery snow over the ice, forming wave patterns, elevations and valleys as one would expect…
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Hunting corals

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2019
Corals feed differently than expectedWhen it comes to nutrition, corals have a few tricks. Most of their nutrients come from…
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cephalopod Sex

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2019
How Squid, Octopus & Co. do it…The sex life of cephalopods is diverse and idiosyncratic. In a recent paper in…
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Mermaids: Can you work as a mermaid?

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2019
Many people, especially the coming generations, dream of finding their dream job. Whereas boys often dream of astronauts or secret…
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New knowledge: There are three types of electric eels

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2019
Study documents the most powerful biologically produced electric shockSouth American rivers host at least three different types of electric eels,…
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Lack of marine protection in Europe

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2019
WWF report: EU misses goals to protect marine biodiversityA new WWF report shows significant deficiencies in the protection of Europe's…
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Baltic Sea: strictly protected reefs in the Fehmarn Belt

by DiveSSI - 10th September 2019
NABU: planned Fehmarn Belt tunnel now has one more problemReefs instead of sandy soil: The NABU has presented biotope mapping…
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Mermaiding – Which fins are suitable?

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2019
Mermaid swimming - the latest trendMermaid swimming or mermaiding is the latest trend in water sports. With colorful mermaid fins…
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UN negotiates on protection of the high seas

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2019
The future of the oceans is at riskThe United Nations is negotiating an international agreement for the protection of the…