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How much methane comes from the ocean?

by DiveSSI - 29th October 2019
New study reduces uncertainties in greenhouse gas emissionsMethane (CH4) is a powerful greenhouse gas that has both natural and anthropogenic…
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Bladderwrack in the climatic stress

by DiveSSI - 28th October 2019
Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) shows coupled reactions to environmental changes Short-term heat waves, long-term warming and acidification, increasing over-fertilization and oxygen depletion…
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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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New method for monitoring CO2 sources on the seaground

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2019
Researchers studied natural gas leaks in the Mediterranean off ItalyThe storage of carbon dioxide in the seabed is one of…
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Hard corals: Limits of adaptation

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2019
New study on coral growth in times of climate change Corals have been master builders of the seas for millions of…
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On the trail of nitrous oxide formation in the ocean

by DiveSSI - 28th March 2019
For the first time, researchers are measuring hydroxylamine in the open oceanWhen and where in nature, what form of nitrogen…
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Ocean acidification threatens Atlantic cod larvae

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2019
Young fish show organ damage at high CO2 concentrationsAtlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in…
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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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In the focus: The oceans most productive areas

by DiveSSI - 16th January 2019
Researchers are investigating upwelling areas off Africa and South AmericaOn the eastern edges of the Atlantic and the Pacific, continuous…
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Marine sanctuaries are not safe

by DiveSSI - 9th January 2019
Trawl nets endanger many species In Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), the marine environment should be particularly protected. As a recent study,…
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Ocean acidification: Experiment proves disturbance of the food web under high CO2 conditions

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2018
Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algaeIf carbon dioxide levels continue to increase in the atmosphere and consequently also…
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The ocean absorbs more heat than expected

by DiveSSI - 8th November 2018
Our seas are gigantic heat storage systemsThe oceans absorb 90 percent of the additional heat energy produced by rising greenhouse…
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Sicily: Southeast flank of Mount Etna is sliding

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2018
Volcanic flank moves underwater – an upcoming tsunami threat?The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slips towards the sea. A…
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Deep-sea mining: Research on risks and ecological consequences

by DiveSSI - 3rd October 2018
“Mining Impact: Phase 2 of the project started in BrusselsThere are still no mining licenses for the deep-sea outside national…
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„Measuring Fever“ in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2018
Two-month expedition into the Laptev Sea startedRecently, the Russian research icebreaker "AKADEMIK TRYOSHNIKOV" came to Kiel on a special mission.…
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The path of plastic in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd September 2018
Microplastic connects to naturally occurring particles and forms aggregatesAlthough vast amounts of plastic are drifting in the oceans and new…
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New jellyfish species observed in the Kiel Canal

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2018
Further spread of Blackfordia virginica into the Baltic Sea is likelyA new type of jellyfish has become established in the…
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The importance of the “ocean weather” for ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2018
Biologists advise against investigating only long-term changesClimate change is increasingly affecting the oceans. Temperature and sea level rise, ocean acidification…
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Marine litter in remote regions

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2018
Scientists show impressive effects on the marine ecosystemThe Easter Island in the South Pacific is one of the most remote…
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Greenland: Depth of meltwater input affects plankton bloom

by DiveSSI - 22nd August 2018
Complex connection between glacier melt and nutrient inputThe unusual timing of heavy summery plankton blooms off the shores of Greenland…
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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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Heatwaves can change coastal ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2018
Long-term study shows effects of short-term extreme eventsModel calculations predict an increase in extreme events such as heat waves as…
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Polar Regions: Hotspots of Species Genesis

by DiveSSI - 5th July 2018
Not warm coral reefs but icy polar seas are centres of species development for marine fishes Warm tropical coastal seas are…
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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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Travel stress can train bioinvasors

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2018
Study identifies new factor for the invasion success of introduced speciesThe global movement of goods, with its many ship movements…
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Invasive ctenophora: currents as a driving force

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2018
New study shows first comprehensive inventory of European crab jellyfishFor 12 years, the Atlantic jellyfish Mnemiopsis leidyi, originating from the…
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Ammunition in the sea: effects only partially known

by DiveSSI - 22nd May 2018
New study points to global problem with explosives chemicalsMore than 70 years after the end of the Second World War,…
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Lead from fuels still present in European shelf seas

by DiveSSI - 17th May 2018
Element measured in marine environment years after phasing out of leaded fuelFor many decades, lead (Pb) has been released into…
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Lack of oxygen in marine snow

by DiveSSI - 12th April 2018
Global nutrient losses outside the oxygen minimum zones of the oceanThe productivity of the ocean is largely determined by the…
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Ocean acidification: herring could benefit

by DiveSSI - 25th March 2018
Studies show complex effects of carbon dioxide on fish stocks The larvae of many fish species are sensitive to ocean…
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Ocean circulation in winter influenced by warm summers

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2018
Researchers show the influence of fresh water on deep water formationIn the North Atlantic cold water sinks in winter from…
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Methane gas off Spitsbergen: climate change is innocent

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2018
New study identifies post-glacial processes as the causeFor years, methane sources on the seabed have been observed in the Arctic…
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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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Researchers are reconstructing the history of the sea level

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2018
Fossil coral reefs as a key to 6000 years of developmentThe sea level rises according to current forecasts between 80…
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Countering the jellyfish threat

by DiveSSI - 4th October 2017
European project focuses on finding innovative uses of jellyfish Global climate change and human impact on marine ecosystems have resulted…
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Effects of climate change in Arctic driven by seasonality of sea ice

by DiveSSI - 25th July 2017
Dramatic changes to take place prematurely within next decade At the Arctic Ocean, the sea ice cover shrinks, with the…
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Effects of methane seepage less than ocean absorption of carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th May 2017
International researchers investigate gas emissions in Arctic Large quantities of the greenhouse gas methane are trapped in the Arctic seabed.…
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Close link discovered between deep currents and climate

by DiveSSI - 21st April 2017
GEOMAR researchers publish long-term observations from Labrador Sea The Labrador Sea in the northwestern North Atlantic is one of the…
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New way of getting air and water samples

by DiveSSI - 19th April 2017
Kiel researchers use drone for first time in sample collection For the first time, a drone has been successfully used by…
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Scientists quantify the state of global oceanic de-oxygenation

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2017
Global change leads to rising ocean temperatures and less oxygen The current global change leads to rising ocean temperatures and…
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Southern Italy: Active tectonic plates puts region at risk

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2017
International research team publishes latest seafloor maps Tectonically, the Mediterranean is very active and faces the threat of natural disasters,…
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How North Atlantic became a “heat pirate”

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2017
International researchers discover development of ocean currents The Gulf Stream transports ocean heat across the Atlantic towards the northeast and…
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Making sense of the plankton puzzle

by DiveSSI - 3rd February 2017
Scientists call on public to help in compilation In the course of their research work, marine biologists from GEOMAR Helmholtz…
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Got questions about Gadus morhua? Atlantic cod? Cod?

by DiveSSI - 17th January 2017
FishBase, the world's largest information database, has the answers More than half a million visitors are registered on the world's…
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Earthquake gives rise to methane seepage at seafloor

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2016
Researchers publish findings after studying aftermath of 2010 earthquake in Chile Most severe earthquakes take place beneath the seafloor. For…
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LED Lights: Lighting up the deep seas

by DiveSSI - 15th November 2016
GEOMAR team wins first prize at ideas competition Two staff members of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel…
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Tsunami research: Reconstructing the lateral collapse of a volcano

by DiveSSI - 14th November 2016
Flank collapses of volcanic islands produce massive landslides Volcanic eruptions can cause destructive tsunamis. As part of an expedition, marine…
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Rising water temperatures and ocean acidification affect planktonic organisms

by DiveSSI - 14th August 2016
For the first time, scientists have proven that ocean acidification and rising sea temperatures adversely affects the fatty acid composition…