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James Cook’s ship found off Rhode Island

by DiveSSI - 18th May 2016
In 1778, thirteen ships had been sunk by British forces in the Newport Harbour off Rhode Island during the American Revolution. Today, researchers hav...
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Small reef fish live fast and die young

by DiveSSI - 3rd June 2019
Cryptobenthic fish are the cornerstone of the ecosystem

New research has shown that the short life and violent deaths of some of the smallest c...
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In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2019
Deep reefs are full of life

Scientists have looked into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and documented that they are full of life. They ca...
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Corals suffer due to salinity fluctuation

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
Reduced salinity of seawater has devastating effects on corals

Recent studies show that drastic changes in salinity in the sea, e.g. severe fre...
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Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2019
Fluorescent light attracts microalgae

Corals know how to attract good company. A research study has shown that corals provide a tantalizing flu...
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Turbid water makes reef fish more cautious

by DiveSSI - 4th February 2019
Restricted visibility on the reef costs anemone fish a lot of energy

Scientists at James Cook University have found that fish become more fearf...
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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 fish

Scientists have now discovered why some closely related species of a le...
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Global warming: “Robust” corals are better prepared

by DiveSSI - 6th November 2018
Advantage for Brain corals & Co.

A new study has shown that "robust" reef-building corals are the only known organisms in the animal kingdo...
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A new Jurassic pyncnodontiform fish

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2018
150 million year old fossil with teeth like a piranha

In the approximately 150 million year old limescale in the quarry Ettling a sensational n...
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Exterminate rats to strengthen coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2018
Coral reefs around rat-free islands are more productive

Rat control should be seen as an urgent priority on many remote tropical islands to pro...
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Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 16th May 2018
New research shows that global warming also affects fish that rely on corals

New international research led by PhD student Laura Richardson fro...
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Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 16th April 2018
New research shows that global warming also affects fish that rely on corals

New international research led by PhD student Laura Richardson fro...
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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 cephalopods

Blake Spady of the ARC Center for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) a...
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Exposure to oil impairs behaviour of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 20th July 2017
Oil makes fish "drunk"

A new study has found that petroleum-based oil in seawater – even in small quantities – leads to risky behaviour...
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Authorities reassure that Great Barrier Reef “not dead”

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2016
The largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, has been greatly affected by coral bleaching but it is by no means dead. ...
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Bioherm structure at Great Barrier Reef three times larger than expected

by DiveSSI - 2nd September 2016
New research has revealed the existence of vast fields comprising circular mounds in the north of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) – in essence, it is a...
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Coral reefs need good bacteria to survive

by DiveSSI - 8th July 2016
Scientists investigate bacterial communities on reefs
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Tuna fishermen can save sharks by sharing information about sustainable fishing methods

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2016
Thousands of sharks become bycatch and perish on longlines meant for tuna
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Baby fish less stressed when large predators are around

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2016
Stress levels in baby fish can be reduced by slightly more than one-third in the presence of large predatory fish, as the latter would scare off mediu...
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Fish distracted by motorboat noise become easy prey

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2016
In areas where motorboats regularly operate, prey fishes have a higher tendency of being caught and eaten by other marine animals. This was the concl...
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First 3-D look at an underwater canyon

by DiveSSI - 29th September 2015
For the first time, researchers managed to capture three-dimensional images of an underwater canyon. The star of this project was Whittard Canyon i...
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Great Barrier Reef suffers largest loss of corals ever

by DiveSSI - 2nd December 2016
Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, with the northern part being the worst affected area. Thi...