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Green sea turtles “enjoy” plastic particles that look like seaweed

by DiveSSI - 21st August 2019
Plastic particles that look alike natural food are more likely to be swallowed Green sea turtles are more likely to…
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Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2019
Fluorescent light attracts microalgaeCorals know how to attract good company. A research study has shown that corals provide a tantalizing…
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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…
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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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Art under water in the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2018
The first underwater museum in the USA opened off the coast of FloridaIn late June 2018, a submarine sculpture park…
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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 SeaThe krill industry will stop fishing in large parts of the ecologically…
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Hope for the second largest reef on earth

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2018
IUCN removes Belize Barrier Reef from List of Endangered World Heritage SitesThe Belize Barrier Reef, the world's second largest coral…
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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 chemicalsMore than 70 years after the end of the Second World War,…
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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 artWith a 40-meter “sand painted” whale, the German Environmental…
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Whale hunting in Europe starts

by DiveSSI - 6th April 2018
Species conservation organizations are calling for EU resistance to whaling in European watersBeginning of April 2018, the annual whaling season…
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Starting coral restoration sooner or when will it be too late…?

by diveSSI - 27th February 2018
Many of us have witnessed with our own eyes the threats coral reefs are facing today: pollution and destruction of reefs,…
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The SSI Freediving Instructor course: So many great reasons to take part!

by Carlo - 31st August 2017
SSI Freediving Instructor courses are a real step towards the professional world of teaching freediving. A moment of growth and…
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Diving – a matter of the heart?!

by DiveSSI - 19th July 2017
In March 2016, 55-year-old Stefan R. (who lives in southwestern Germany near Mannheim) and his wife go on a journey…
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Plastic particles from textiles and tyres – major source of ocean pollution

by DiveSSI - 27th February 2017
IUCN study highlights major causes of plastic pollution Small plastic particles washed out of synthetic clothing and tyres may constitute…
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Day 6 – Earthquake underwater?

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 19th February 2017
Do you remember? Yesterday’s dive spot was great. So nice that we decided to go to the north tip of Olkohn, Kohboy,…
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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. For…
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Visit the German Oceanographic Museum and Ozeaneum Stralsund on Google Arts & Culture

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2016
Experience natural history in virtual realitySeven German organisations are the latest addition to Google Arts & Culture's natural history exhibits,…
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Divers thwart scourge of ghost nets in North Sea reserve

by DiveSSI - 20th May 2016
More than one ton of fishing nets have been recovered near Sylt in the North Sea by divers from Ghost…
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Return to Denmark’s Ærøsund – Sunken ferry has become thriving artificial reef

by DiveSSI - 18th January 2016
On 5 October 2014, Denmark's last train ferry was sunk in a controlled scuttling at the South Funen Archipelago, off…
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The sunken art of Museo Atlántico Lanzarote

by DiveSSI - 27th November 2015
Come 1 January 2017, Europe's first underwater museum – Museo Atlántico Lanzarote – will open with more than 300 sculptures beneath the waves of Lanzarote, one…
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Japan starts hunt of minke whales in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2015
Scientific? Whale HuntJapan’s Ministry of Fisheries have announced the start of the annualhunt for minke whales off the coast of…
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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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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cephalopod Sex

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2019
How Squid, Octopus & Co. do it…The sex life of cephalopods is diverse and idiosyncratic. In a recent paper in…
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Mermaids: Can you work as a mermaid?

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2019
Many people, especially the coming generations, dream of finding their dream job. Whereas boys often dream of astronauts or secret…
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New knowledge: There are three types of electric eels

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2019
Study documents the most powerful biologically produced electric shockSouth American rivers host at least three different types of electric eels,…
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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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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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Mermaiding – Which fins are suitable?

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2019
Mermaid swimming - the latest trendMermaid swimming or mermaiding is the latest trend in water sports. With colorful mermaid fins…
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UN negotiates on protection of the high seas

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2019
The future of the oceans is at riskThe United Nations is negotiating an international agreement for the protection of the…
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Dive Site of Month – Chumphon Pinnacle

by DiveSSI - 26th August 2019
This Dive Site of the Month attracts divers with all experience levels and from all disciplines. Students still completing their…
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Attersee – The black bridge

by DiveSSI - 20th August 2019
The 46 km² and 169m deep Attersee is a major diving area in the Salzkammergut region in Upper Austria. Most…
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Diving Fiji: The World’s Most Colourful Coral Reefs

by DiveSSI - 16th August 2019
Visit and go diving Fiji and you’ll soon discover this special destination lives up to its title as the soft…
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Blue sharks use eddies for super-fast descents

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2019
Swirling ocean currents support sharks as they descend into deep watersBlue sharks use large, swirling ocean currents – called eddies…
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Hard corals: Limits of adaptation

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2019
New study on coral growth in times of climate change Corals have been master builders of the seas for millions of…
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A sea full of colours … .Diving teacher paints under water

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2019
Shams Diving, diving instructor and artist Olga NikitinaThe colours are environmentally friendly, the canvases waterproof. This is an important requirement,…
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SharkCam reveals the secret life of giant sharks in the UK

by DiveSSI - 7th August 2019
New technology delivers unique imagesAn autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called REMUS SharkCam was first used in the UK to observe…
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Diving and family holidays in Switzerland

by DiveSSI - 6th August 2019
Family vacation de luxeHigh mountains, lush pastures with colourful flowers, low-turquoise mountain lakes - the perfect Heidi idyll, which some…
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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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Malin Head: The Giant’s Graveyard (4)

by DiveSSI - 1st August 2019
Wreckdiving: SS Empire HeritageThe deep crystal-clear waters off Malin Head in Ireland were once a navigation route for wartime convoys…
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Deep-sea snail on the Red List of Threatened Species for the first time

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2019
The scaly-foot snail occurs only in three places in the Indian OceanThe World Conservation Organization (IUCN) published an update of…
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Love Indonesia ? Here are 11 Must-dive Indonesian Dive Destinations

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2019
Indonesia, one of the best-loved liveaboard diving destinations in the world, has so much to offer it can be overwhelming…
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How to become a mermaid?

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2019
Mermaiding is the new water sport, which is gaining in popularity, especially among many young girls and women. Surely it…
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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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Malin Head: The Giant’s Graveyard (3)

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2019
Part 3: SS JusticiaThe deep crystal-clear waters off Malin Head in Ireland were once a navigation route for wartime convoys…
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Mermaiding

by DiveSSI - 22nd July 2019
It seems to be every woman’s childhood dream to turn into a real-life mermaid and to make a splash in…
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Malin Head: The Giant’s Graveyard (2)

by DiveSSI - 16th July 2019
Part 2: HMS AudaciousThe deep crystal-clear waters off Malin Head in Ireland were once a navigation route for wartime convoys…
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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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Gulf of California classified as a threatened world heritage

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2019
Vaquitas: The world's smallest whale is critically endangeredThe World Heritage Committee has followed the advice of the IUCN and has…