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Mission to save river dolphins in Amazon

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2017
WWF expedition equips river dolphins with trackers for the first time The river dolphins of the Amazon are extremely rare and are among the least s...
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MSC label for “dolphin deadly” tuna

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2017
Mexico’s tuna industry ignores dolphin deaths The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel stands for sustainable fishing. However, the award wa...
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WTO weakens dolphin conservation efforts in the US

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2016
Following a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at the end of 2015, some tuna products in the US claiming to be dolphin-safe may turn out t...
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South American meeting ends with fresh protection measures for the La Palta dolphin

by DiveSSI - 15th October 2015
At a recent working meeting of the Franciscana consortium in Brazil, researchers and government officials have decided to implement measures to safegu...
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Dolphins Found To Breathe Fast And Furious

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2015
Dolphins Can Empty Their Lungs In MillisecondsA new study has proved that dolphins are world champions in'speed-breathing', exhaling up to 137 litres ...
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Healthy reefs “sound good” for coral larvae

by DiveSSI - 18th December 2018
Soundscape plays a role in the settlement of coralsIn the larval stage corals drift freely in the sea - but once the larva has settled down, it anchor...
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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, in collab...
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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 dolphinsA good day for the rare Maui dolphins and their floating and flying neighbors - kill...
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Amazon poisoned with toxic Mercury

by DiveSSI - 29th November 2018
The poison threatens humans, animals and plantsThe Amazon region is struggling with an invisible enemy: Mercury deposits from gold mining endanger the...
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Russia forbids catches of orcas and belugas

by DiveSSI - 26th November 2018
Captured whales were sold to dolphinariumsRussia is the only country that catches orcas and belugas for the “dolphinarium industry”. Now the catch...
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Mermaid Kat: Posing next to wild crocodiles

by DiveSSI - 26th October 2018
A very special UW shooting in MexicoPhotographing crocodiles has become popular among many underwater photographers in recent years - but taking pictu...
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Corsica: Ship collision in the Pelagos Sanctuary

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2018
Oil spill threatens marine mammalsIn Corsica, after a collision between two cargo ships marine fuel expired in the Mediterranean. It has formed a 20-k...
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NABU exits certification process for New Zealand Hoki

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2018
MSC seal of approval continues to lose credibilityNABU and NABU International Conservation Foundation announced their withdrawal from the Marine Stewa...
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Ireland: Successful Ghost Net Removal

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2018
Divers remove lobster pots and ghost nets from the bottom of the seaFrom 3 to 6 September 2018 divers from the Dutch Ghost Fishing Foundation, with th...
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Japan fails, whales benefit

by DiveSSI - 17th September 2018
Whaling ban remainsAt the meeting of the International Whaling Commission on September, 14th 2018, Japan's application for "sustainable whaling" was r...
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Norwegian Whaling Report confirms: Whales die in agony

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2018
Industrial whaling is cruelAt the beginning of the 67th session of the International Whaling Commission, a report by the Norwegian government confirms...
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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 everything a diver could possibly want, spre...
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Japan demands return to commercial whaling

by DiveSSI - 5th September 2018
IWC Conference in Brazil: Japan applies for "sustainable whaling"If it is up to the will of Japan, international whaling would be in for a renaissance...
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Mission “Stone & Pots”: First Ghost Net Salvage in Ireland

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2018
Mainly lobster traps are to be salvagedGhost nets kill millions of marine animals every year. The Dutch Ghost Fishing Foundation, together with the So...
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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 South Africa. The reason for this is...
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Icelandic whalers kill blue whale

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2018
Whale protectors speak of environmental crimeThe Whale and Dolphin Conservation Organization (WDC) is alarmed by photographs documenting the cut up of...
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Wild living whales at audiometry

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2018
Beluga whales are more sensitive than previously thoughtScientists have carried out the first audiometry (listening tests) on a wild living population...
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Iceland slaughters first fin whale after a two-year break

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2018
Iceland continues to disregard biodiversityAfter a break of two years, the Icelandic whaling ship "Hvalur 8" harpooned the first fin whale on 22 June ...
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The sound of the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 18th June 2018
Live streaming audio from a deep-water hydrophoneFor centuries poets and writers have imagined the depths of the ocean to be incredibly calm. But scie...
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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 publish...
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Cambodia: Great hope for small whales

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2018
The stock of the critically endangered Mekong dolphin is rising again for the first timeGood news from Cambodia: The stock of the highly endangered Ir...
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How do marine mammals avoid the diving disease?

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2018
The lung architecture of deep-diving marine mammals is divided into two partsDeep-diving whales and other marine mammals, as well as divers who emerge...
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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 began...
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Freediving: apnea and meditation

by DiveSSI - 22nd November 2017
What's so cool about holding your breath? My name is Nik Linder. I was a co-owner of a big dive shop in Freiburg. Judging by appearances, it may ap...
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Malta/Gozo: Photographic Competition

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2017
The Blue Dolphin of Malta Underwater Photographic Competition, first held in 1987 will be organised for its 12th Edition in Gozo on the 09-11th Novemb...
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Go on an Ocean Odyssey at New York’s Times Square

by DiveSSI - 12th October 2017
Take a dip into a huge aquarium without any water Last weekend, New York welcomed a new sensation. National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey is th...
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Dominica

by DiveSSI - 11th August 2017
Legend has it that when Christopher Columbus returned to Spain from the New World, he was asked to describe the island of Dominica. His response was t...
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Sharks sanctuary or slaughter – contradiction in paradise

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2017
South Africa: What are you doing? South Africa is blessed! There is hardly another country on Earth that has so much untouched beauty and such spe...
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Fisheries minister proposes plan to kill 2,000 minke whales annually

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2017
Norway's catch quota in 2017 increased from 880 to 999Norwegian fisheries minister Per Sandberg wants to double the recently increased catch quota of...
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Extended Range Instructor Training

by Chad - 23rd February 2017
"Welcome to Los Angeles International, this is your captain speaking. We’re going to be sitting on the tarmac for a bit due to the fog,...
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How whales can save the polar bears

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2017
Protecting whales means protecting global climate They are the symbol of the threat that climate changes poses to our planet: starving polar bears...
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Japan seeking to get whaling ban overturned

by DiveSSI - 8th February 2017
Representatives dispatched to persuade other countries to support them The Japanese government is doing everything it can to overturn the ban on whal...
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Amazon Reef photographed for the first time

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2017
Greenpeace explores the newly discovered reef Off the Brazilian coast, where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean, researchers discovered a u...
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Actor Sigmar Solbach is new Chairman of GRD

by DiveSSI - 1st February 2017
Solbach attended at boot show 2017 Well-known actor Sigmar Solbach has been appointed as the new Chairman of the German Society for the Conservat...
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Is Freediving the new Scubadiving ?

by Nik - 8th November 2016
Many years ago Scubadiving had been one of the great adventures in Life. Of course there has also been sports like parachute jumping or kite flying, b...
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Niki and the whaleshark

by Nik - 4th October 2016
I spent a great time in Somabay in Egypt, being invited by Orca Dive Clubs. I have been to the Soma Bay several times and always enjoyed the perfect c...
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Trade in whale products by Iceland and Norway escalates

by DiveSSI - 30th September 2016
Norway and Japan are doing all they can to escalate commercial whalingConservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Iceland had s...
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Why did 30 sperm whales get stranded at the North Sea coasts?

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2016
WDC reports on possible causes of whale strandingsThis spring, there have been numerous strandings of sperm whales at the North Sea coast. In total, 3...
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High demand for totoaba fish threatens world’s smallest living cetacean

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2016
Only 60 vaquitas left at recent censusThe world's smallest living cetacean – the Gulf of California porpoise, also known as the vaquita – is also ...
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SeaWorld halts orca breeding programme

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2016
SeaWorld will stop its breeding programme for orcas with immediate effect, said its CEO Joel Manby last week. This means that the orcas currently livi...
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Environment groups call for more effective marine protection

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2016
German environmental organisations have called for a more effective level of marine protection in the North and Baltic Sea by Federal Minister of Food...
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25 years on: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary celebrates

by DiveSSI - 23rd November 2015
On 16 November 2015, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary celebrated its 25th anniversary. The large marine reserve, covering 2,900 square nau...
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DAN Supports Hyperbaric Chamber On Nosy Be

by DiveSSI - 17th August 2015
In July 2015, Madagascar's first hyperbaric chamber became fully operational on the small island of Nosy Be, in the “Viet et Harmonie” health ce...
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