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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 Kiel Canal. The brackish wa...
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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. Th...
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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 micropl...
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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, oce...
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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 regions of the earth. Thous...
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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 suggests a c...
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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 in various cav...
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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 a result of c...
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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 home to up to 1,000 t...
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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 of Excellence "Th...
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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 across oceans, is...
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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 N...
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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, countless pieces of ammunition f...
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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 the atmosphere as a re...
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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 availability of nutrien...
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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 acidification - studies have ...
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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 the sea surface into the de...
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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 Sea off Spitsbergen....
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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 and in coastal areas. Th...
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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 and 180 centimetres by the end o...
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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 in a dec...
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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 most ice loss observed during ...
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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 principal regi...
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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 scientists at GEOMAR He...
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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 disaster...
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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 Center for Ocean Rese...
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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 largest inform...
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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 a l...
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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 were awarded the top ...
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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 of copepo...
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Can corals sustain themselves against falling pH values?

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2016
GEOMAR scientists examine internal pH values of corals in Papua New Guinea Tropical corals of the genus Porites have the ability to adjust their inte...
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Phantom hydrothermal vents in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2016
Research explain how organisms move between hydrothermal ventsHighly specialised communities form at the hydrothermal vents in the deep sea. These com...
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Ecological consequences of deep-sea mining highlighted at ISA Session

by DiveSSI - 29th July 2016
Scientists call for more protection and monitoring neededIn July 2016, at the 22nd Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston, Ja...
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Gulf Stream: Scientists calculate path of Greenland meltwater

by DiveSSI - 24th June 2016
Increasing meltwater affects salinity of Gulf Stream The salinity in the waters around Greenland plays an major role in driving the Gulf Stream in th...
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Prince Albert II of Monaco to receive prestigious German Ocean Award in September

by DiveSSI - 20th June 2016
CIESM Congress to convene in Germany for the first timeAs President of the Mediterranean Science Commission (Commission Internationale pour l'Explorat...
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How does seawater density affect cold-water coral reefs in Europe?

by DiveSSI - 25th May 2016
Data gathered by the paleoceanographers shows that cold-water corals off the coast of Europe require a specific density of seawater to thrive. However...
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Learn about our oceans on board a ship

by DiveSSI - 20th April 2016
The exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft will host the new "Seas and Oceans" exhibition, under the Year of Science 2016/17. On board are numerous exhibit...
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Tsunami risk at Mount Etna? Scientists install geodetic network at the foot of Europe’s largest volcano

by DiveSSI - 29th March 2016
Measurements taken by satellites indicate that the eastern flank of Mount Etna is slowly sliding into the Ionian Sea. However, these measurements only...
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Scientists explore new underwater volcano in submersible

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2016
A team of scientists embarked on a recent expedition off the coast of El Hierro to examine a new submarine volcano. The scientists, hailing from the...
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Current environment spells bad news for coralline red algae

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2016
Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increased ocean acidification is having a detrimental effect on the growth of coralline red...
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New insights into outcome of methane released at seafloor

by DiveSSI - 14th January 2016
A crater at the bottom of the North Sea has yielded fresh insights into the fate of methane released at the seafloor. Publishing their findings in ...
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Is “marine noise” for long-term predictions necessary?

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2015
Daily fluctuations in the sea surface temperature in the mid-latitudes influence the long-temporal variability in the atmosphere. Hence, the state of...
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Scientists highlight threat to oceans before major climate change conference

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2015
To safeguard the future survival of our planet and ocean, ambitious climate objectives and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions are needed, said ...
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Germany’s Top Climate Scientists Explain Climate Change

by DiveSSI - 21st August 2015
Learn About Climate Change From Germany's Top Climate ScientistsA free online course about climate change and its consequences is now available at th...
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Ocean Acidification And Marine Communities

by DiveSSI - 5th August 2015
When Ocean Acidification Intensifies, Which Species Will Be The Ultimate Survivor?What impact does ocean acidification have on the plankton community ...
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Hydrothermal Vent Discovered In Gulf Of California

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2015
While searching for carbon emissions related to volcanic activity inthe Gulf of California, the German deep-sea research vessel Sonnediscovered a unde...
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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 scientists from Germany and Russi...