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The Mediterranean Sea: a focal point for plastic pollution

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2018
Tourist crowds intensify plastic problemRecord volumes of microplastics were detected in the Mediterranean, as revealed by a recent WWF report publish...
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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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Freediving allows divers to be one with the sea

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2017
Euro-Divers to offer freediving from 2018 Divers can enter the water either in full gear or without any gear, and be armed with just a single breat...
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Sea Slug Tethys Fimbria

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2017
A sea slug called Tethys fimbria If you are lucky to come across a Tethys fimbria when diving in the Mediterranean, it is like hitting the jack...
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Atlantic: EU bans bottom trawling in deep sea

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2016
Ruling brings forth better protection for oceansAfter four years of negotiation, the EU has imposed a ban on bottom trawling in the deep-sea regions o...
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Lionfish invades Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 4th July 2016
Invasive species threatens natural biodiversityDue to the Mediterranean Sea’s rising temperatures, the lionfish (Pterois miles) has managed to invad...
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Deep-Sea Research Exhibition

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2015
New Exhibition Showcases Development Of Deep-Sea Research And TechnologyIf not for technical breathing apparatus and underwater equipment, the true b...
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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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Wreck diving in Cyprus

by DiveSSI - 29th March 2018
Zenobia - a dormant giantHer reputation is legendary. Experienced wreck divers count them among the ten most beautiful wrecks worldwide. Of course, th...
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Conservation round-up 2016

by DiveSSI - 31st December 2016
The winners and losers 2016 has not been a good year for the great apes, lions, giraffes or vaquitas, according to the WWF. Their populations ha...
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Spearfishing makes fish shy

by DiveSSI - 1st August 2018
Fishing has a relevant impact on the behaviour of fishFisheries researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB...
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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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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 understandable w...
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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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Malta/Gozo: Photographic Competition

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2017
The Blue Dolphin of Malta Underwater Photographic Competition, first held in 1987 will be organised for its 12th Edition in Gozo on the 09-11th Novemb...
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Collapsed Azure Window: A new dive site is born

by DiveSSI - 6th September 2017
One of the hottest dive sites in the Mediterranean On 8 March 2017, just before 10am, the Gozo’s world-famous landmark, the Azure Window, collaps...
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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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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 a...
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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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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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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...
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Cyprus: Zenobia Week 2015

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2015
Diving a Super-Sized WreckThe Zenobia wreck is legendary. Often regarded as one of the world'sten most beautiful wrecks, it attracts divers from all o...