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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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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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How well can penguins hear?

by DiveSSI - 23rd May 2018
New research project at the German Marine Museum StralsundA research project for the next three-year has started at the German Maritime Museum Stralsu...
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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, countless pieces of ammunition f...
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Lead from fuels still present in European shelf seas

by DiveSSI - 17th May 2018
Element measured in marine environment years after phasing out of leaded fuelFor many decades, lead (Pb) has been released into the atmosphere as a re...
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Ear problems with water – it hits more people than you think

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2018
Whether in the summer by the sea or in the swimming pool - many people suffer from problems caused by water coming into the ears. This is uncomfortabl...
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A surprising finding: stromatolites in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 20th April 2018
Research team discovers fossils at 730 meters depthWith an age of 3.5 million years, stromatolites are among the oldest fossils. However, lime deposit...
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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 Aid (Deutsche Umw...
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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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Huge cold water coral mountains under water

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2018
International research team examines coral reefs off MauritaniaOn a length of about 400 kilometres, the seabed in front of the coast of Mauritania cov...
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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 reasonsAs in previous years and despite international protests, Japan also killed 333 minke whales in ...
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Wreck diving in Cyprus

by DiveSSI - 29th March 2018
Zenobia - a dormant giantHer reputation is legendary. Experienced wreck divers count them among the ten most beautiful wrecks worldwide. Of course, th...
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Diving the underwater geyser

by DiveSSI - 28th March 2018
A very special dive site in IcelandOur dive trip starts on a chartered cutter. At the dive site we start with a big step overboard into the water of a...
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Ocean circulation in winter influenced by warm summers

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2018
Researchers show the influence of fresh water on deep water formationIn the North Atlantic cold water sinks in winter from the sea surface into the de...
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Marine researchers on expedition in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 21st March 2018
Antarctic: Climate change and krillThe small, swimming crustacean krill and the gelatinous salps are the focus of an expedition of Oldenburg oceanogra...
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Ocean acidification harms the entire ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2018
Acidification of the seas only creates losersFrom the tropical seas to the Arctic Ocean: The increasing acidification of the oceans will have enormous...
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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 2018The Arctic sea ice is dwindling: since satellites in the 1970s have the white cap over t...
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogensAn international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of coral d...
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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 causeFor years, methane sources on the seabed have been observed in the Arctic Sea off Spitsbergen....
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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 areas. Th...
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WWF appeals against MSC certification of tuna fisheries

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2018
Efficient fishing method leads to massive bycatch of juvenile fish and sharksTuna is a difficult case for green consumers - too many stocks are over-e...
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Deep-sea octopus: Dumbo filmed hatching

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2018
Scientists examine a newly hatched dumbo octopusWith their big fins Dumbo octopods (Grimpoteuthis) remind of the giant ears of Disney's elephant of th...
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Rising water temperatures change the habitats of lobsters

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2018
American lobsters migrate to deeper waters and move northwardRising temperatures at the bottom of the Atlantic force American lobsters (H. americanus)...
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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 developmentThe sea level rises according to current forecasts between 80 and 180 centimetres by the end o...
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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 demand ...
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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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Freediving allows divers to be one with the sea

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2017
Euro-Divers to offer freediving from 2018 Divers can enter the water either in full gear or without any gear, and be armed with just a single breat...
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The end of a diving instructor’s career

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2017
A severe diving accident - but why? In September 2015, the German diving instructor Matthias U. was on a diving vacation in Safaga in the Red Sea. ...
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Newly-described “parasol” sponges graceful but deadly

by DiveSSI - 21st October 2017
Deep-sea sponges feed on small crustaceans When most people think of sponges, they think of those in the kitchen sink or perhaps graceful barrel sp...
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Study identifies microbiome in whale blow

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2017
Drones used in collection of samples A research group, together with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has used drones to successfully...
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Ice-free Arctic: Increased shipping carries incalculable environmental risks

by DiveSSI - 29th September 2017
Heavy oil ban in arctic waters is the only effective measure for the protection of the environment In view of the recently documented reduction of ic...
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places II

by DiveSSI - 20th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight from Brisbane; yet they rem...
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Deep inside the Gem

by DiveSSI - 14th September 2017
Diving the Slovak Opal Mines The precious opal was discovered in the middle Ages and its name comes from the ancient Indian word "Upala" which mean...
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Collapsed Azure Window: A new dive site is born

by DiveSSI - 6th September 2017
One of the hottest dive sites in the Mediterranean On 8 March 2017, just before 10am, the Gozo’s world-famous landmark, the Azure Window, collaps...
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Ban on European eel fishing in Baltic Sea proposed

by DiveSSI - 1st September 2017
EU Commission is first to include eel in catch quotas The European eel is fighting for survival. In the last 30 years, its population has dropped b...
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Fever in the tropics

by DiveSSI - 16th August 2017
An unpleasant and dangerous companion In October 2016, Susanne and her boyfriend Heiko travelled to Indonesia and the Philippines for three months ...
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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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St Vincent

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2017
An intimate knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for marine life are attributes that define some of the best dive guides. Such qualities enable them to tu...
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St Lucia

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2017
European divers have been spoilt on the Red Sea and the Maldives. Although the Caribbean is a younger tropical location, there are things here that yo...
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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 researcher...
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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 during ...
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Exposure to oil impairs behaviour of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 20th July 2017
Oil makes fish "drunk" A new study has found that petroleum-based oil in seawater – even in small quantities – leads to risky behaviour in reef...
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Wreckdiving: The Salsette

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2017
A Fallen Champion One of the busiest shipping zones in the world, the English Channel, is littered with hundreds upon hundreds of wrecks.  The f...
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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 further offs...
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Buoyancy control

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2017
Diving skills for beginner and advanced divers With this report on buoyancy control, we kick off a short series on skills and hope that you will fin...
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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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Remaining vaquitas still threatened by extinction

by DiveSSI - 13th June 2017
New agreement imposes permanent ban on gillnets The vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean, remains under the threat of extinction. This situation ...
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The Ocean Conference 2017

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2017
Delegates to discuss solutions for marine waste, overfishing and habitat destruction In New York, The Ocean Conference, an inaugural UN summit on m...