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Blue boats are reef robbers – the new maritime threat for the Asia Pacific?

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2019
Illegal fishing on a large scale by Vietnamese wooden boatsA flotilla of Vietnamese fishing boats with crews working in harsh…
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Baleen whales: More rapid habitat alteration in the Atlantic than in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2019
Gulf Stream provides a rich food supply in the Northeast AtlanticA new study has compared the incidence of baleen whales…
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Huge carpet of pumice stones floating in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2019
The volcanic rock carpet is heading for AustraliaThe rock carpet was discovered in August by sailors and covers an area…
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The long term memory of the Pacific Ocean

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2019
Cold periods still take place in the deep PacificThe sea has a long memory. When the water in the deep…
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Pacific coral reef keeps recovering from coral bleaching

by DiveSSI - 2nd November 2018
Researchers prove historical bleaching eventsAs climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, coral reefs experience coral bleaching worldwide and die-offs.…
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Cleaning project starts

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2018
Cleaning system takes up workIn the beginning of October 2018, the "System 001" of “The Ocean Cleanup” system started its…
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Scientists discover spawning ground of Pacific eels

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2015
To learn more about the migration and spawning grounds of eels in the Pacific (specifically those in Vanuatu in the…
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Japan starts hunt of minke whales in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2015
Scientific? Whale Hunt Japan’s Ministry of Fisheries have announced the start of the annual hunt for minke whales off the…
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Microplastics discovered in new deep sea species

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2020
Researchers officially name flea cancer "Plasticus"Only five centimetres tall, its home in about 6,500 meters depth in the Pacific Ocean…
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10 Animals Every Diver Should Have the Goal to See

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2020
Dive with the most fascinating animals under water. Here you can find out which animals you should go diving with…
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Volcano “F” is the origin of the floating stones

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2019
Researchers publish study on pumice raft in the Southwest PacificSince August 2019, a huge cluster of pumice stones in the…
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Hawaii: Scuba divers document state of corals

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2019
Scientists rely on the help of scuba divers and snorkelersBetween 2014 and 2015, roundabout 50 to 90 percent of corals…
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Antibiotics from the sea

by DiveSSI - 21st November 2019
Research team opens up a source for new antibioticsThe team around Prof. dr. Christian Jogler from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena has…
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Fight against plastic waste: rivers to be cleaned

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2019
The Ocean Cleanup Project wants to clean rivers of plastic wasteThe Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which is currently making…
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5 Incredible Ways Whales are Saving the Oceans

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2019
Love whales? These incredible animals have fascinated humans for a very long time and rightly so. Swimming or diving with whales…
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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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The Ocean Cleanup retains debris from the sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2019
It’s working! First technical problems are solvedThe Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which develops advanced technologies to clean the oceans…
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Hunting corals

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2019
Corals feed differently than expectedWhen it comes to nutrition, corals have a few tricks. Most of their nutrients come from…
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Western Atlantic heavily polluted with microplastics

by DiveSSI - 5th September 2019
The Sargasso Sea is a plastic seaThe concentration of microplastics in the West Atlantic Sargasso Sea is apparently similar to…
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Coral reefs are endangered but still can be saved

by DiveSSI - 15th August 2019
The world's largest study investigates endangered coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific The world's largest coordinated study on coral reefs has…
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Granted mining licenses for one million square kilometers of seabed

by DiveSSI - 5th August 2019
Greenpeace Report: Deep-sea mining threatens marine ecosystemsThe planned large-scale mining of manganese nodules in the deep sea threatens to destroy…
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Dive Site of the Month – HTMS Prab Wreck

by DiveSSI - 29th July 2019
A wreck can tell many stories. Many of the ocean's best dive sites have artificial reefs or wrecks that have…
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Rays threatened with extinction

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2019
Update to the Red ListThe largest extinction of species since the disappearance of dinosaurs continues. It is the fault of…
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4 Liveaboard Destinations to Avoid Seasickness

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Nothing can ruin a day’s diving faster than a bout of motion sickness, but it needn’t stop you from joining…
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Donation Campaign at the Boot Show 2019

by DiveSSI - 24th April 2019
Mission Deep Blue merchandise as donation campaign At the BOOT show earlier this year, SSI introduced the Mission Deep Blue…
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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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Arctic deep sea: colonization in Slow Motion

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2019
Sedentary animals can only conquer new habitats extremely slowlyAt the bottom of the Arctic deep sea lives a variety of…
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The ocean as a reservoir for human carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th March 2019
Research project determines the CO₂ uptake of the oceans between 1994 and 2007Not all carbon dioxide (CO₂) released into the…
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Remote coral reefs are doing better

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2019
NOAA studied US coral reefs in the Pacific Coral reefs in remote, uninhabited areas of the Pacific are generally in good…
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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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Deep Sea: Five new species of sea slugs discovered

by DiveSSI - 8th January 2019
The deep sea is still full of secretsA group of sea slugs – nudibranchs - are colourful, fascinating creatures. They…
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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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New Red List: Hope for whales

by DiveSSI - 16th November 2018
Overfishing: Diverse fish species threatenedNature protection measures have given new hope to fin whales, according to the update of the…
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Coral bleaching put reef fish on a diet

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2018
Unilateral diet changes the behaviour of butterfly fishThe research team spent over 600 hours underwater observing butterfly fish for two…
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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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San Francisco: World’s first marine cleansing system launched

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2018
San Francisco: World's first marine cleansing system launchedThe ocean cleaning begins with the removal of plastic waste from the large…
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Why Diving Tiputa Pass should be on your dive bucket list

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2018
Tiputa Pass is one of the top dive sites of French Polynesia. As a Mecca for divers, French Polynesia has…
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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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Shark nets on the beaches of South Africa have been removed

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2018
Death traps for sharks, dolphins, rays and turtlesSince July 26, 2018, there are no more shark nets on beaches in…
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Only 13 percent of the world’s oceans are still untouched

by DiveSSI - 27th July 2018
The marine wilderness of the world is dwindlingAn international study led by scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) concludes…
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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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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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Researchers are measuring a record concentration of microplastic in the Arctic sea ice

by DiveSSI - 29th May 2018
The plastic particles come from the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean and from fishing vesselsResearchers at the Alfred Wegener…
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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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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogensAn international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of coral…
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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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Deep-sea mining has serious consequences for marine ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2018
Concrete measures required to protect marine environment Increasing globalization and the greater use of high-tech materials has increased the demand…
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places II

by DiveSSI - 20th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight…