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Year of Science 2016*2017: Seas and Oceans opens

by DiveSSI - 9th June 2016
More funds to be allocated to oceanic research In the coming years, the focus of research will be on The Future Oceans, said Federal Research Minis...
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“Seas and Oceans” theme for Year of Science 2016/17

by DiveSSI - 5th February 2016
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the Year of Science 2016/17, with the motto “Seas and Oceans – discovering, usin...
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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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Parasites liquefy dead fish

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The Kudoa-thyrsit converts fish meat to slimy mush

When the host dies, microscopic Kudoa spores begin to digest the fish's flesh. Once they hav...
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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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Atlantic: new findings on deep water formation and ocean currents

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2019
Long-term observations contradict previous views

The subpolar North Atlantic plays a crucial role in global ocean circulation. By near-surface ...
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US West Coast: Sunflower Sea Star almost disappeared

by DiveSSI - 5th February 2019
Diseases and ocean warming cause populations to collapse

The combination of ocean warming and an infectious disease has caused the populations ...
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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 America

On the eastern edges of the Atlantic and the Pacific, continuous buo...
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DAN Europe offers research internships

by DiveSSI - 14th January 2019
In 2019, a total of 12 internships will be available

DAN Europe supports young people interested in diving medicine, physiology, biomedical eng...
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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 Pacific

The sea has a long memory. When the water in the deep Pacific Ocean has seen sunlight the las...
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Myanmar: Researchers discover new catfish species

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2018
A total of 157 new species discovered on the Mekong

In the Mekong region, a total of 157 new species were discovered within one year. This is s...
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Yummy – seasoning with plastic …

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2018
More than 90% of the salt brands worldwide contain microplastic

According to a new study led by Seung-Kyu Kim, a professor at Incheon Universit...
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Orcas threatened by environmental toxin PCB

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2018
Accumulation of long-lasting environmental toxin in killer whale tissues

More than forty years after the first steps in the ban of polychlorina...
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Marine litter in remote regions

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2018
Scientists show impressive effects on the marine ecosystem

The Easter Island in the South Pacific is one of the most remote regions of the eart...
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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 dwindling

An international study led by scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) concludes that ...
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Scientists discover the oldest colours in the world

by DiveSSI - 26th July 2018
Pink pigments of cyanobacteria are 1.1 billion years old

Scientists have discovered the oldest colours: a geological record. The 1.1 billion ye...
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Arctic Expedition: Research vessel “Polarstern” is supposed to freeze in the ice

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2018
International MOSAiC expedition starts in autumn 2019

It will be the largest Arctic research expedition of all times: In September 2019, the Ge...
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Microplastic even at Pole of inaccessibility

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
Volvo Ocean Race provided valuable data for science

In The Hague (Netherlands) the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ended. The Kiel Cluster of Excell...
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The sound of the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 18th June 2018
Live streaming audio from a deep-water hydrophone

For centuries poets and writers have imagined the depths of the ocean to be incredibly calm. ...
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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 jellyfish

For 12 years, the Atlantic jellyfish Mnemiopsis leidyi, originating fr...
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How well can penguins hear?

by DiveSSI - 23rd May 2018
New research project at the German Marine Museum Stralsund

A research project for the next three-year has started at the German Maritime Museum...
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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 chemicals

More than 70 years after the end of the Second World War, countless pieces of ammu...
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A surprising finding: stromatolites in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 20th April 2018
Research team discovers fossils at 730 meters depth

With an age of 3.5 million years, stromatolites are among the oldest fossils. However, lime...
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Huge cold water coral mountains under water

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2018
International research team examines coral reefs off Mauritania

On a length of about 400 kilometres, the seabed in front of the coast of Maurit...
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Japanese whalers kill 333 whales in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 3rd April 2018
Science as an excuse for whaling for commercial reasons

As in previous years and despite international protests, Japan also killed 333 minke wh...
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Ocean acidification harms the entire ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2018
Acidification of the seas only creates losers

From the tropical seas to the Arctic Ocean: The increasing acidification of the oceans will have ...
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogens

An international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of...
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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 cause

For years, methane sources on the seabed have been observed in the Arctic Sea off Spit...
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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 a...
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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...
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Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

by DiveSSI - 2nd August 2017
International team discovers new sunfish species

An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of re...
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Solving the mystery of floating rocks

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2017
Scientists have discovered how rocks can float

Some rocks can float on water for years at a time, forming miles-long debris patches that drif...
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Effects of methane seepage less than ocean absorption of carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th May 2017
International researchers investigate gas emissions in Arctic

Large quantities of the greenhouse gas methane are trapped in the Arctic seabe...
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Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

by Carin - 27th April 2017
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitmen...
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Blooms of phytoplankton caused by thinning sea ice in Arctic

by DiveSSI - 26th April 2017
Melt ponds that lower ice's reflectivity another cause

Conditions under the Arctic sea ice are too dark for photosynthesis to take place, ...
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Lack of funds and staff prevent Marine Protected Areas from fulfilling full potential

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2017
Shortfalls in manpower and funding prevented many MPAs from fulfilling their objectives

Although Marine Protected Areas appear to be the id...
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Reducing plastic waste at sea

by DiveSSI - 21st March 2017
NABU, politicians and businesses work together to find solutions  

The problem of plastic waste in the oceans is massive. Every yea...
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Melting of sea ice may cause juvenile polar cod to starve

by DiveSSI - 17th March 2017
Biologists verify polar cod's strong dependence on ice algae

The humble polar cod plays an integral role in the Arctic food web. They feed o...
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Growing corals along the Riviera Maya

by Carin - 6th March 2017
A unique project has its headquarters in Puerto Morelos: scientists, aquarists, local stakeholders and authorities work together to restore Mexico'...
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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 ...
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Expedition to Antarctica’s glaciers

by DiveSSI - 13th February 2017
Research will improve forecasts for global sea levels

How has alternating warm and cold time periods affected the West Antarctic Ice Sheet...
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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 Oc...
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What you always wanted to know about coral reef restoration

by Carin - 11th January 2017
Things don't look good for corals. With only a few truly healthy coral reefs left and forecasts not getting any better, it may be a tight squeeze f...
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German Ocean Foundation and Prince Albert II Foundation to be involved in boot 2017

by DiveSSI - 6th January 2017
Prince Albert II of Monaco is Keynote Speaker at symposium

The protection of the world's oceans is an international concern. Thus, it is a t...
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New online maps predict location of blue whale hotspots

by DiveSSI - 6th December 2016
Tool aimed at helping ships avoid collisions with blue whales

Researchers from NOAA Fisheries, Oregon State University and the University of...
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Applications open for DAN USA internship

by DiveSSI - 29th November 2016
Work will involve review of 1,000 autopsies of diving fatalities

The American organisation Divers Alert Network (DAN) is offering a thre...
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Juvenile splitnose rockfish siblings do not just go with the flow

by DiveSSI - 23rd November 2016
Research at Oregon State University shows that a splitnose rockfish’s (Sebastes diploproa) offspring stick together in groups from the time they a...
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Plans for whale sanctuary in South Atlantic harpooned at IWC meeting

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2016
A proposal to establish a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic failed to receive sufficient votes for the resolution to be passed at the 66th meeti...