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Mermaiding

by DiveSSI - 22nd July 2019
It seems to be every woman’s childhood dream to turn into a real-life mermaid and to make a splash in…
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Malin Head: The Giant’s Graveyard (2)

by DiveSSI - 16th July 2019
Part 2: HMS AudaciousThe deep crystal-clear waters off Malin Head in Ireland were once a navigation route for wartime convoys…
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Gulf of California classified as a threatened world heritage

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2019
Vaquitas: The world's smallest whale is critically endangeredThe World Heritage Committee has followed the advice of the IUCN and has…
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Japan is killing whales again

by DiveSSI - 3rd July 2019
Japan resumes commercial whaling In December 2018 Japan announced that it would hunt and kill whales for commercial purposes in…
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Researchers film giant squid in the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 1st July 2019
Spectacular footage from 760 meters depthRare shots were made by researchers in the Gulf of Mexico. They managed to get…
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Malta: New rules for wreck diving

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2019
Better protection for historic wrecksFor some years, systematic archaeological investigations have been carried out in the waters around Malta. As…
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Searching for Sunfish ? 3 Top Places to Dive with Mola mola

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2019
Mola mola or sunfish might be easy to identify, thanks to their unusual looks and habit of lounging at the…
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Squid: profiteers of climate change?

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2019
Cuttlefish are resistant to ocean acidificationCuttlefish will probably survive climate change and can thrive even in the worst scenarios of…
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NOAA: Large dead zone predicted for the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2019
The Gulf of Mexico “runs out of air” every summerNOAA scientists forecast the hypoxic zone or dead zone in the…
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Mission “German Baltic 2019” recovers ghost nets near Rügen

by DiveSSI - 19th June 2019
A total of over half a ton of ghost nets salvagedDivers of the German Baltic 2019 mission, which started on…
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Malin Head: The Giant’s Graveyard

by DiveSSI - 18th June 2019
Wreckdiving in IrelandThe deep crystal-clear waters off Malin Head in Ireland were once a navigation route for wartime convoys and…
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Diving the Le Polynesien

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2019
Wreck DivingThe well-preserved wreck of the former passenger ship and later troop carrier Le Polynesien from the year 1890 with…
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Small reef fish live fast and die young

by DiveSSI - 3rd June 2019
Cryptobenthic fish are the cornerstone of the ecosystemNew research has shown that the short life and violent deaths of some…
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Algae bloom kills farmed salmon in Norway

by DiveSSI - 2nd June 2019
So-called "killer gene" in northern Norway threatens aquacultureMalignant bloom of the alga Chrysochromulina leadbeateri, which is widespread on the Norwegian…
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SSI Ecological Commitment

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2019
Reliable environmental protection is essential for sustainable economic growth and the well-being of ourselves, our society, and our oceans. Therefore,…
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Canary Islands: whale watching instead of dolphinariums

by DiveSSI - 21st May 2019
WDC encourages travelers to avoid dolphinariumsThere are a total of four dolphinariums in the Canary Islands that hold seven orcas…
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Marine Diversity in Danger

by DiveSSI - 15th May 2019
Half of the coral reefs are already lost - AWI expert on the importance of marine biodiversityThe oceans have a…
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The productivity of the North Atlantic has fallen by 10 percent in the industrial age

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Less photosynthesis due to rising water temperaturesPractically all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton - microscopic organisms that…
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Ozeaneum Stralsund presents historical diving machine

by DiveSSI - 9th May 2019
International Museum Day at the German Maritime Museum Stralsund: Diving activitiesThe German Maritime Museum Stralsund commemorates the International Museum Day…
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Gillnets endanger harbour porpoises of the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2019
Experts demand strict protectionThe protection status of the inner Baltic Sea porpoises has recently not been included in the list…
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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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Donation Campaign at the Boot Show 2019

by DiveSSI - 24th April 2019
Mission Deep Blue merchandise as donation campaign At the BOOT show earlier this year, SSI introduced the Mission Deep Blue…
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In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2019
Deep reefs are full of lifeScientists have looked into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and documented that they…
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The open seas needs large protected areas

by DiveSSI - 8th April 2019
UN negotiates offshore protection in New YorkHow is it possible that a network of protected areas can protect at least…
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Right Whale in Distress: New Report on the Threat of the North Atlantic Right Whale

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2019
Stock of the North Atlantic Right Whale has shrunk to 411 copiesThe North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is a…
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Sylt: NABU files EU complaint against offshore wind farm

by DiveSSI - 2nd April 2019
Immediate protection measures for seabirds urgently neededNABU has formally filed a complaint at the European Commission against the Federal Republic…
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New Hand Signal for Divers: The P for Plastic

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Did you know that there is a new hand signal in the diving world? A group of Dutch divers, diving…
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Recognition of the SSI Lifeguard Program

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
The SSI Lifeguard Program was proudly certified by the German Association for Pool and Swimming Operations. From March 01, 2019 the…
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Tagged tuna sends data from Ireland

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2019
33 days of invaluable knowledge about bluefin tunaLast year, marine scientists succeeded in providing a 250 kg bluefin tuna (Thunnus…
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Maldives: German Maritime Museum supports the reintroduction of coral

by DiveSSI - 6th March 2019
Training of Maldivians to become "Coral gardeners"From March 9 to 24, 2019, the German Maritime Museum Stralsund is again undertaking…
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Coral Heros – Coral Reef Ecology for Kids!

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The new educational kids comic Coral Heros by awarded illustrator Bernhard Speh and SECORE International is published! Coral Heroes takes its readers…
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The Gili Islands – Rising from the Ashes

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2019
Most visitors are divers 2018 was a devastating year of natural disasters in Indonesia. One of those disasters was the…
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Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2019
Fluorescent light attracts microalgaeCorals know how to attract good company. A research study has shown that corals provide a tantalizing…
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Atlantic: new findings on deep water formation and ocean currents

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2019
Long-term observations contradict previous viewsThe subpolar North Atlantic plays a crucial role in global ocean circulation. By near-surface cooling, warm…
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Biologists discover deep-sea fish in extremely low-oxygen regions

by DiveSSI - 13th February 2019
Researchers do not know how the animals survive thereAnimals need oxygen to live. Now marine biologists have discovered a large…
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Florida Keys: new “Connect & Protect” campaign

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2019
Florida Keys & Key West focus on tourism The Florida Keys & Key West Tourism Office is showing visitors the…
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Ammunition in the Baltic Sea: monitoring, recovering or leaving behind?

by DiveSSI - 8th February 2019
Researchers provide instructions and decision aids The Baltic Sea contains a dark legacy of ca. 50 000 tons of dumped…
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California: Whales always return to sonar testing areas

by DiveSSI - 7th February 2019
Sonar free areas poor in foodUsing data from underwater robots, scientists have discovered that beaked whales prefer to feed within…
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Remote coral reefs are doing better

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2019
NOAA studied US coral reefs in the Pacific Coral reefs in remote, uninhabited areas of the Pacific are generally in good…
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A new tool for investigation and rescue of coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 17th January 2019
Web-based application improves data evaluation and availabilityCoral reefs are as vulnerable as they are beautiful. Climate change heats the seawater…
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The long term memory of the Pacific Ocean

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2019
Cold periods still take place in the deep PacificThe sea has a long memory. When the water in the deep…
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Deep Sea: Five new species of sea slugs discovered

by DiveSSI - 8th January 2019
The deep sea is still full of secretsA group of sea slugs – nudibranchs - are colourful, fascinating creatures. They…
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Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2018
Japan returns to commercial whalingJapan is leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). This is reported by Japanese media. Previously, international…
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Healthy reefs “sound good” for coral larvae

by DiveSSI - 18th December 2018
Soundscape plays a role in the settlement of coralsIn the larval stage corals drift freely in the sea - but…
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Hawaii: How does an eel get into the nose of a seal?

by DiveSSI - 11th December 2018
Eals in Seals: Researchers are puzzledMonk seals with eels in their noses have been observed several times in recent years…
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Visual Markers: Brightly coloured coral reef butterflyfishes

by DiveSSI - 10th December 2018
Researchers have solved the mystery of the colour patterns of reef fishScientists have now discovered why some closely related species…
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Lake Baikal: Ice Diving

by DiveSSI - 5th December 2018
Cold as ice and yet so hot!Lake Baikal is one of the largest waterbodies in the world. Super clean water.…
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Live-Feed: Follow the autumn-migration of the humpback whales

by DiveSSI - 4th December 2018
Whales from the Barents Sea are heading towards the CaribbeanThe humpback whales have started their autumn-migration, but where are they…