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The productivity of the North Atlantic has fallen by 10 percent in the industrial age

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Less photosynthesis due to rising water temperatures

Practically all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton - microscopic org...
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Cleaning project starts

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2018
Cleaning system takes up work

In the beginning of October 2018, the "System 001" of “The Ocean Cleanup” system started its final leg on its...
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Feed additions in aquaculture damage lobster

by DiveSSI - 19th October 2018
Sea lice treatment has serious side effects

Teflubenzuron is added to the feed of farmed salmon in some cases to treat sea lice infestation. Th...
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Mission “Stone & Pots”: First Ghost Net Salvage in Ireland

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2018
Mainly lobster traps are to be salvaged

Ghost nets kill millions of marine animals every year. The Dutch Ghost Fishing Foundation, together wit...
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Baltic Sea: 500 meters of ghost net salvaged

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2018
Many fish and birds have died in the net
 
Just before off Warnemünde divers on behalf of the WWF on 7 August 2018 salvaged a ghost net, w...
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World Oceans Day 2018: in the sign of the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 7th June 2018
Film premiere of "Blue" should shake the world Since 2009, the 8th of June has been celebrated annually as the World Oceans Day by the United Natio...
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Earth Day 2018: Fight the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2018
Protest against plastic in the sea on Sylt with gigantic beach art

With a 40-meter “sand painted” whale, the German Environmental Aid (Deut...
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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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Nanoplastics in the sea causes brain damage in fish

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2018
Smallest plastic particles in the food chain

A study by the University of Lund in Sweden shows that plastic particles in the water can eventual...
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Spanish galleon San Jose to be salvaged

by DiveSSI - 17th June 2017
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has announced the salvage of the Spanish galleon San Jose, which sank more than three hundred years ago, inclus...
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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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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....
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Hi-tech camouflage in the ocean depths

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2016
Playing hide-and-seek in the ocean depths

A new study by Duke University and Smithsonian Institution has shown that midwater crustaceans (...
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Mission “German Baltic 2019” recovers ghost nets near Rügen

by DiveSSI - 19th June 2019
A total of over half a ton of ghost nets salvaged

Divers of the German Baltic 2019 mission, which started on 10 June 2019, now salvaged a trawl...
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Malin Head: The Giant’s Graveyard

by DiveSSI - 18th June 2019
Wreckdiving in Ireland

The deep crystal-clear waters off Malin Head in Ireland were once a navigation route for wartime convoys and after two W...
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Which is the Best Type of Liveaboard for You?

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2019
  As liveaboard diving continues to grow in popularity, a huge variety of vessels and onboard facilities have become available to choose from,...
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Diving the Le Polynesien

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2019
Wreck Diving

The well-preserved wreck of the former passenger ship and later troop carrier Le Polynesien from the year 1890 with 152 meters of ...
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From the surface to the seabed: Microplastics

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2019
Highest concentration of plastic particles at depths of 200 to 600 meters

A newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports shows that ...
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Tom Oberhuber’s fabulous 24-hour apnea world record

by DiveSSI - 5th June 2019
Smile, drink, perform: 26,350 meters to go

24 kilometres without fins and of course without a breathing device: a challenge only possible with ...
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Algae bloom kills farmed salmon in Norway

by DiveSSI - 2nd June 2019
So-called "killer gene" in northern Norway threatens aquaculture

Malignant bloom of the alga Chrysochromulina leadbeateri, which is widespread ...
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SSI Ecological Commitment

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2019
Reliable environmental protection is essential for sustainable economic growth and the well-being of ourselves, our society, and our oceans. Therefor...
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“Power plant” without DNA

by DiveSSI - 27th May 2019
Algae from the group of dinoflagellates have organized their genetic material in an unusal way

The cells of most living things have special str...
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Canary Islands: whale watching instead of dolphinariums

by DiveSSI - 21st May 2019
WDC encourages travelers to avoid dolphinariums

There are a total of four dolphinariums in the Canary Islands that hold seven orcas and 30 bott...
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Marine Diversity in Danger

by DiveSSI - 15th May 2019
Half of the coral reefs are already lost - AWI expert on the importance of marine biodiversity

The oceans have a similar meaning to us humans a...
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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 a liveaboard safari. There are a varie...
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Ozeaneum Stralsund presents historical diving machine

by DiveSSI - 9th May 2019
International Museum Day at the German Maritime Museum Stralsund: Diving activities

The German Maritime Museum Stralsund commemorates the Inter...
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Gillnets endanger harbour porpoises of the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2019
Experts demand strict protection

The protection status of the inner Baltic Sea porpoises has recently not been included in the list of migrator...
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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 program. This is a free p...
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Shark selfies show unexpected behaviour

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2019
White sharks hunt in kelp forests White sharks are still a mystery to scientists. For example, earlier research indicated that the predators prefer...
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Plastic in the sea costs billions

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2019
Researchers estimate economic damage of plastic pollution The plastic waste in our seas not only severely damages our environment but costs us (the h...
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Right Whale in Distress: New Report on the Threat of the North Atlantic Right Whale

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2019
Stock of the North Atlantic Right Whale has shrunk to 411 copies

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is a critically endangere...
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Sylt: NABU files EU complaint against offshore wind farm

by DiveSSI - 2nd April 2019
Immediate protection measures for seabirds urgently needed

NABU has formally filed a complaint at the European Commission against the Federal R...
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17 Shark Species Now Face Extinction

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2019
Updated IUCN Red List lists threatened sharks The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has published updated the Red...
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Arctic deep sea: colonization in Slow Motion

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2019
Sedentary animals can only conquer new habitats extremely slowly

At the bottom of the Arctic deep sea lives a variety of animals attached to ro...
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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 2007

Not all carbon dioxide (CO₂) released into the air when burn...
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New Hand Signal for Divers: The P for Plastic

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Did you know that there is a new hand signal in the diving world? A group of Dutch divers, diving companies and the Plastic Soup Foundation in...
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Recognition of the SSI Lifeguard Program

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
The SSI Lifeguard Program was proudly certified by the German Association for Pool and Swimming Operations. From March 01, 2019 the SSI Lifegua...
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New MySSI App Feature: Buddy List

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
We are continually working on improving the MySSI App by adding new features and making it easier to use. In the latest updated version of the App, yo...
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Corals suffer due to salinity fluctuation

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
Reduced salinity of seawater has devastating effects on corals

Recent studies show that drastic changes in salinity in the sea, e.g. severe fre...
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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
East Point of Curaçao If you are in search of a beautiful sunrise or the best dive site in Curaçao, you need to head towards the East Point. What ...
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Researchers want to explore life under hundreds of feet of ice

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
Antarctic expedition to the Larsen C ice shelf and iceberg A68

An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) will em...
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Tagged tuna sends data from Ireland

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2019
33 days of invaluable knowledge about bluefin tuna

Last year, marine scientists succeeded in providing a 250 kg bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus -...
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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 researched b...
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SSI Professional Cashback and Pro Rewards

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
Accelerated Pro Rewards Have you been thinking about becoming an SSI Professional? If so, you can now take advantage of the new SSI...
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Ocean acidification threatens Atlantic cod larvae

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2019
Young fish show organ damage at high CO2 concentrations

Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in the world. Studies...
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Our seas are a sink for plastic waste

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2019
Call for global "UN-plastic convention"
 
The United Nations (UN) dedicates the Day of Species Protection on 03 March 2019 to underwater li...
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Entire life cycle of plastics is a threat to human health

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2019
Greenpeace: departure from disposable plastic now! A new report from the Center for International Environ mental Law (CIEL) - Center for Internatio...
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Coral Heros – Coral Reef Ecology for Kids!

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The new educational kids comic Coral Heros by awarded illustrator Bernhard Speh and SECORE International is published! Coral Heroes takes its reader...