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Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea: threatened predator

by DiveSSI - 15th July 2019
WWF: Mediterranean is the most dangerous sea for sharks worldwide Over half of all shark and ray species living in the…
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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…
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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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A coral reef in the Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Researchers are discovering extensive coral reef off the coast of southern Italy Off the coast of Italy, researchers led by…
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Sea turtles contaminated with micro-plastics worldwide

by DiveSSI - 7th December 2018
Researchers examined more than 100 animals of all seven speciesResearchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory,…
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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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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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 invade and…
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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 beauty and…
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Roman shipwreck discovered off Cyprus

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2019
Antique ship had loaded amphoraeIn the sea off Protaras, Cyprus, an ancient wreck was recently discovered. It was found by…
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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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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.…
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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…
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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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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
On the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, you have the opportunity to experience a shark phenomenon currently happening and being…
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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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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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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…
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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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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…
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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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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…
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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,…
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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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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'Exploration…
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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,…
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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…
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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…