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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 vessels

Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, He...
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Arctic sea ice: negative record

by DiveSSI - 12th March 2018
The arctic ice cover was never smaller in a February than 2018

The Arctic sea ice is dwindling: since satellites in the 1970s have the white ca...
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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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Effects of climate change in Arctic driven by seasonality of sea ice

by DiveSSI - 25th July 2017
Dramatic changes to take place prematurely within next decade

At the Arctic Ocean, the sea ice cover shrinks, with the most ice loss observed...
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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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For the protection of the seas: Expedition from pole to pole

by DiveSSI - 16th April 2019
Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" is on a one-year expedition

For the protection of the high seas, the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" set off on 15 Apri...
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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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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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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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New Zealand’s coastal seas are declared as marine “Hope Spot”

by DiveSSI - 3rd December 2018
New Zealand government must finally protect the last Maui dolphins

A good day for the rare Maui dolphins and their floating and flying neighbor...
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Research vessel “Polarstern” started towards Antarctica

by DiveSSI - 12th November 2018
What does it look like below the ice shelf of the calved giant iceberg "A68"?

On November 11, 2018, the research vessel "Polarstern" left its h...
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Plastic litter in the sea: Fundamental changes necessary

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2018
Experts discuss the EU ban on disposable plastic

The EU wants to ban disposable products such as drinking straws or ear swabs. The plastic wast...
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Weddell Sea: Icy gem in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 1st November 2018
Weddell Sea Sanctuary: The largest marine reserve in the world is to be created

In the Southern Ocean, north of the Antarctic, the largest mari...
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„Measuring Fever“ in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2018
Two-month expedition into the Laptev Sea started

Recently, the Russian research icebreaker "AKADEMIK TRYOSHNIKOV" came to Kiel on a special mis...
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Krill fishing industry retreats from parts of the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 11th July 2018
Industry Association supports marine sanctuary in the Weddell Sea

The krill industry will stop fishing in large parts of the ecologically sensi...
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Current figures on sea level rise

by DiveSSI - 8th July 2018
Scientists present study on the mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet

Before 2012, the Antarctic ice sheet continuously lost 76 billion tons ...
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Arctic microalgae are survivalists

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2018
Microalgae communities in coastal waters remain productive under variable environmental conditions

They are the basis of the Arctic food web - ...
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Phytoplankton-elevator to the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2018
New phenomenon discovered under the Arctic sea ice

Tiny gypsum needles can make algae so heavy that they sink in a hurry, transporting large am...
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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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Marine researchers on expedition in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 21st March 2018
Antarctic: Climate change and krill

The small, swimming crustacean krill and the gelatinous salps are the focus of an expedition of Oldenburg o...
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“License to Krill”

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2018
Greenpeace: industrial krill fishing endangers the Southern Ocean

The fishing industry is jeopardizing the ecological balance of the south pola...
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Greenpeace expedition proves marine species worthy of protection in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2018
Oscar winner Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic marine reserve

Up until now unexplored parts of the Antarctic seabed harbour sensitive and thus ...
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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 development

The sea level rises according to current forecasts between 80 and 180 centimetres by t...
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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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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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Scientists study the ice algae-produced carbon in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 22nd July 2016
“Ice Algae” play a large role in the Arctic food cycle

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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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Major companies say “no” to cod fishing in previously ice-covered Arctic waters

by DiveSSI - 30th May 2016
Some major food companies and retailers, like Iglo and McDonald's, have signed a commitment with Greenpeace on 25 May 2016 to halt further expansion o...
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Researchers discover Arctic climatic conditions during the late Miocene era

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2016
An international team of scientists led by the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research has managed to shed some ...
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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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Plastic trash makes its way to the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 28th October 2015
Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) has shown that for the first time, plastic waste h...
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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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Krill and carbon

by DiveSSI - 10th April 2019
Excretions of Antarctic krill swarms transport carbon into the deep sea
 
Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove extra ...
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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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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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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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Diving the underwater geyser

by DiveSSI - 28th March 2018
A very special dive site in Iceland

Our dive trip starts on a chartered cutter. At the dive site we start with a big step overboard into the wa...
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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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Evidence for subglacial lakes

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2017
Glacial retreat accelerated due to Meltwater lakes under the Antarctic Ice Sheet

The ice in the Antarctic was far thicker and extended furt...
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Greenpeace cleans up beaches of Spitsbergen

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2016
Remote places no longer untouched by trash

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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 time
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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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Scientists highlight threat to oceans before major climate change conference

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2015
To safeguard the future survival of our planet and ocean, ambitious climate objectives and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions are needed, said ...
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Floating summer school sets sail for Cape Town

by DiveSSI - 30th October 2015
Yesterday, 29 October 2015, the research ship Polarstern left its home port of Bremerhaven with 32 students from 19 countries. It will sail to Cape To...