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Coral reefs are endangered but still can be saved

by DiveSSI - 15th August 2019
The world's largest study investigates endangered coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific The world's largest coordinated study on coral reefs has…
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Man-made stressors endanger sharks

by DiveSSI - 1st October 2019
Less chance for Shark babies in stressed environmentsAn international research team has found that shark babies born in environments affected…
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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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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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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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Rays threatened with extinction

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2019
Update to the Red ListThe largest extinction of species since the disappearance of dinosaurs continues. It is the fault of…
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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…
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Mission “German Baltic 2019” recovers ghost nets near Rügen

by DiveSSI - 19th June 2019
A total of over half a ton of ghost nets salvagedDivers of the German Baltic 2019 mission, which started on…
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Marine Diversity in Danger

by DiveSSI - 15th May 2019
Half of the coral reefs are already lost - AWI expert on the importance of marine biodiversityThe oceans have a…
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South Africa: Death trap for dolphins defused

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2019
Baited hooks instead of Shark netThe most dangerous shark net at the coast of South Africa has been dismantled. For…
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Gillnets endanger harbour porpoises of the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2019
Experts demand strict protectionThe protection status of the inner Baltic Sea porpoises has recently not been included in the list…
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Right Whale in Distress: New Report on the Threat of the North Atlantic Right Whale

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2019
Stock of the North Atlantic Right Whale has shrunk to 411 copiesThe North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is a…
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17 Shark Species Now Face Extinction

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2019
Updated IUCN Red List lists threatened sharks The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has published…
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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
East Point of Curaçao If you are in search of a beautiful sunrise or the best dive site in Curaçao, you…
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Tagged tuna sends data from Ireland

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2019
33 days of invaluable knowledge about bluefin tunaLast year, marine scientists succeeded in providing a 250 kg bluefin tuna (Thunnus…
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Sustainability Seal MSC does not adequately protect whales and seabirds

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2019
Study again reveals serious deficiencies in the seal for fish productsA recent study by the NABU umbrella organization Birdlife International…
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Our seas are a sink for plastic waste

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2019
Call for global "UN-plastic convention" The United Nations (UN) dedicates the Day of Species Protection on 03 March 2019 to underwater…
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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…
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Turbid water makes reef fish more cautious

by DiveSSI - 4th February 2019
Restricted visibility on the reef costs anemone fish a lot of energyScientists at James Cook University have found that fish…
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Australia: Less sharks in Queensland

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2019
Decreasing stock since 50 yearsAccording to an analysis of the data from the Queensland Shark Control Program, the decline in…
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Marine sanctuaries are not safe

by DiveSSI - 9th January 2019
Trawl nets endanger many species In Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), the marine environment should be particularly protected. As a recent study,…
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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…
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Deep-sea shark as bycatch

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2018
Fisheries rules for deep-sea fish are inadequateThe EU fisheries ministers have regulated deep-sea fishing for the years 2019 and 2020.…
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New Red List: Hope for whales

by DiveSSI - 16th November 2018
Overfishing: Diverse fish species threatenedNature protection measures have given new hope to fin whales, according to the update of the…
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Orcas threatened by environmental toxin PCB

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2018
Accumulation of long-lasting environmental toxin in killer whale tissuesMore than forty years after the first steps in the ban of…
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Virtual dive into the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2018
NABU presents "OstseeLIFE" - a 360-degree virtual worldThe Baltic Sea is Germany's No.1 holiday destination. Statistics say roundabout 6.5 million…
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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 Stewardship…
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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…
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Secret of the cave crabs decoded

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2018
Study shows genetic link between cave-dwelling shrimps in Israel and ItalyThe only a few centimetres large troglobitic shrimp that live…
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Exterminate rats to strengthen coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2018
Coral reefs around rat-free islands are more productiveRat control should be seen as an urgent priority on many remote tropical…
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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…
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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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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…
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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of moneyOften there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer…
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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…
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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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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…
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Green turtle” in oil”

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2018
East China Sea: Oil spill from tanker "Sanchi" is spreadingThe oil spill of tanker "Sanchi" sunk in the East China…
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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…
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WWF publishes code of conduct for shark and ray tourism

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2017
Many people think that running into a shark underwater is a horrible experience. However, more and more divers would regard…
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Scientists on quest for harbour porpoises

by DiveSSI - 23rd May 2017
Wind direction determines route Harbour porpoises are in the spotlight! Dr Corinna Hoffmann and Alexander Holtz are very hopeful about…
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Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

by Carin - 27th April 2017
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment…
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Growing corals along the Riviera Maya

by Carin - 6th March 2017
A unique project has its headquarters in Puerto Morelos: scientists, aquarists, local stakeholders and authorities work together to restore Mexico's…
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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…
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What you always wanted to know about coral reef restoration

by Carin - 11th January 2017
Things don't look good for corals. With only a few truly healthy coral reefs left and forecasts not getting any…
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Protected area for harbour porpoises established in Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 9th January 2017
Area south of Gotland is important breeding site The government of Sweden will set up a protected area for the…