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Iceland wants to kill more than 2,000 whales in the next few years

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2019
Icelandic whale meat probably intended for the Japanese market

The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries granted a permit to continue whaling on 19 F...
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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 pol...
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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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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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Uncontrollable plastic flood

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2019
UN environmental summit ends without effective agreement on plastic waste

The UN Environment Conference in Nairobi ended on Friday, March 15, 2...
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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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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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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...
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Parasites liquefy dead fish

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The Kudoa-thyrsit converts fish meat to slimy mush

When the host dies, microscopic Kudoa spores begin to digest the fish's flesh. Once they hav...
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Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2019
Fluorescent light attracts microalgae

Corals know how to attract good company. A research study has shown that corals provide a tantalizing flu...
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Atlantic: new findings on deep water formation and ocean currents

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2019
Long-term observations contradict previous views

The subpolar North Atlantic plays a crucial role in global ocean circulation. By near-surface ...
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US West Coast: Sunflower Sea Star almost disappeared

by DiveSSI - 5th February 2019
Diseases and ocean warming cause populations to collapse

The combination of ocean warming and an infectious disease has caused the populations ...
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A new tool for investigation and rescue of coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 17th January 2019
Web-based application improves data evaluation and availability

Coral reefs are as vulnerable as they are beautiful. Climate change heats the s...
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In the focus: The oceans most productive areas

by DiveSSI - 16th January 2019
Researchers are investigating upwelling areas off Africa and South America

On the eastern edges of the Atlantic and the Pacific, continuous buo...
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DAN Europe offers research internships

by DiveSSI - 14th January 2019
In 2019, a total of 12 internships will be available

DAN Europe supports young people interested in diving medicine, physiology, biomedical eng...
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The long term memory of the Pacific Ocean

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2019
Cold periods still take place in the deep Pacific

The sea has a long memory. When the water in the deep Pacific Ocean has seen sunlight the las...
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Australia: Less sharks in Queensland

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2019
Decreasing stock since 50 years

According to an analysis of the data from the Queensland Shark Control Program, the decline in coastal sharks i...
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Deep Sea: Five new species of sea slugs discovered

by DiveSSI - 8th January 2019
The deep sea is still full of secrets

A group of sea slugs – nudibranchs - are colourful, fascinating creatures. They come in a variety of br...
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Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2018
Japan returns to commercial whaling

Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). This is reported by Japanese media. Previously...
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Hawaii: How does an eel get into the nose of a seal?

by DiveSSI - 11th December 2018
Eals in Seals: Researchers are puzzled

Monk seals with eels in their noses have been observed several times in recent years on the Hawaiian Isl...
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Visual Markers: Brightly coloured coral reef butterflyfishes

by DiveSSI - 10th December 2018
Researchers have solved the mystery of the colour patterns of reef fish

Scientists have now discovered why some closely related species of a le...
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Lake Baikal: Ice Diving

by DiveSSI - 5th December 2018
Cold as ice and yet so hot!

Lake Baikal is one of the largest waterbodies in the world. Super clean water. Almost unbelievable is the fact that...
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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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Dive boat “Alvin” completed 5,000. dive

by DiveSSI - 27th November 2018
Manned deep-sea research dive boat in use for over 50 years

On November 25, 2018 "Alvin", USA's only manned deep sea research dive boat, reache...
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Russia forbids catches of orcas and belugas

by DiveSSI - 26th November 2018
Captured whales were sold to dolphinariums

Russia is the only country that catches orcas and belugas for the “dolphinarium industry”. Now t...
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Deep-sea shark as bycatch

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2018
Fisheries rules for deep-sea fish are inadequate

The EU fisheries ministers have regulated deep-sea fishing for the years 2019 and 2020. For mo...
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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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The ocean absorbs more heat than expected

by DiveSSI - 8th November 2018
Our seas are gigantic heat storage systems

The oceans absorb 90 percent of the additional heat energy produced by rising greenhouse concentrati...
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Deep sea octopus “Dumbo” is back!

by DiveSSI - 7th November 2018
Researchers film deep-sea octopus Grimpoteuthis

In a research dive during an expedition with the "E / V Nautilus" in the Monterey Bay National ...
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Pacific coral reef keeps recovering from coral bleaching

by DiveSSI - 2nd November 2018
Researchers prove historical bleaching events

As climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, coral reefs experience coral bleaching world...
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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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Coral bleaching put reef fish on a diet

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2018
Unilateral diet changes the behaviour of butterfly fish
The research team spent over 600 hours underwater observing butterfly fish for two years. I...
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Mermaid Kat: Posing next to wild crocodiles

by DiveSSI - 26th October 2018
A very special UW shooting in Mexico

Photographing crocodiles has become popular among many underwater photographers in recent years - but taki...
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The oldest intact shipwreck in the world discovered in the Black Sea

by DiveSSI - 25th October 2018
Greek merchant ship is 2,400 years old

On the bottom of the Black Sea Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the oldest intact shipw...
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A filter for greenhouse gas is produced in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 16th October 2018
Marine researchers observe the settlement of a deep-sea mud volcano after an eruption

In a long-term study, ocean researchers from Bremen have ...
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Corsica: Ship collision in the Pelagos Sanctuary

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2018
Oil spill threatens marine mammals

In Corsica, after a collision between two cargo ships marine fuel expired in the Mediterranean. It has forme...
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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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NABU exits certification process for New Zealand Hoki

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2018
MSC seal of approval continues to lose credibility

NABU and NABU International Conservation Foundation announced their withdrawal from the Mari...
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Deep-sea mining: Research on risks and ecological consequences

by DiveSSI - 3rd October 2018
“Mining Impact: Phase 2 of the project started in Brussels

There are still no mining licenses for the deep-sea outside national economic zone...
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Japan fails, whales benefit

by DiveSSI - 17th September 2018
Whaling ban remains

At the meeting of the International Whaling Commission on September, 14th 2018, Japan's application for "sustainable whalin...
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San Francisco: World’s first marine cleansing system launched

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2018
San Francisco: World's first marine cleansing system launched

The ocean cleaning begins with the removal of plastic waste from the large Pacifi...
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Underwater robot tracks poisonous algae in Lake Erie

by DiveSSI - 6th September 2018
Autonomous systems should help in the prediction of algal blooms

Microcystin is a toxin that can cause skin reactions, stomach problems and eve...
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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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The path of plastic in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd September 2018
Microplastic connects to naturally occurring particles and forms aggregates

Although vast amounts of plastic are drifting in the oceans and new...
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New jellyfish species observed in the Kiel Canal

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2018
Further spread of Blackfordia virginica into the Baltic Sea is likely

A new type of jellyfish has become established in the Kiel Canal. The bra...
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The importance of the “ocean weather” for ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2018
Biologists advise against investigating only long-term changes

Climate change is increasingly affecting the oceans. Temperature and sea level r...
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Marine litter in remote regions

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2018
Scientists show impressive effects on the marine ecosystem

The Easter Island in the South Pacific is one of the most remote regions of the eart...
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Reef from the 3D printer to promote coral growth

by DiveSSI - 17th August 2018
Maldives Island Summer Island Place of the largest field trial so far

The "Blue Lagoon" of the Maldives island “Summer Island” is the scene...