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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 biodiversity

The oceans have a similar meaning to us humans a...
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South Africa: Death trap for dolphins defused

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2019
Baited hooks instead of Shark net

The most dangerous shark net at the coast of South Africa has been dismantled. For many years, this net was a...
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Gillnets endanger harbour porpoises of the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2019
Experts demand strict protection

The protection status of the inner Baltic Sea porpoises has recently not been included in the list of migrator...
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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 copies

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is a critically endangere...
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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 updated the Red...
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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 need to head towards the East Point. What ...
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Tagged tuna sends data from Ireland

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2019
33 days of invaluable knowledge about bluefin tuna

Last year, marine scientists succeeded in providing a 250 kg bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus -...
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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 products

A 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 li...
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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 of t...
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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 energy

Scientists at James Cook University have found that fish become more fearf...
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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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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 s...
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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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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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New Red List: Hope for whales

by DiveSSI - 16th November 2018
Overfishing: Diverse fish species threatened

Nature protection measures have given new hope to fin whales, according to the update of the IUCN ...
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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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Virtual dive into the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2018
NABU presents "OstseeLIFE" - a 360-degree virtual world

The Baltic Sea is Germany's No.1 holiday destination. Statistics say roundabout 6.5 mil...
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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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Shark nets on the beaches of South Africa have been removed

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2018
Death traps for sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles

Since July 26, 2018, there are no more shark nets on beaches in South Africa. The reason for...
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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 Italy

The only a few centimetres large troglobitic shrimp that live in var...
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Exterminate rats to strengthen coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2018
Coral reefs around rat-free islands are more productive

Rat control should be seen as an urgent priority on many remote tropical islands to pro...
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Icelandic whalers kill blue whale

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2018
Whale protectors speak of environmental crime

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Organization (WDC) is alarmed by photographs documenting the c...
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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 Sites

The Belize Barrier Reef, the world's second largest coral reef sy...
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Wild living whales at audiometry

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2018
Beluga whales are more sensitive than previously thought

Scientists have carried out the first audiometry (listening tests) on a wild living po...
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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of money

Often there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer understa...
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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 time

Good news from Cambodia: The stock of the highly endan...
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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 art

With a 40-meter “sand painted” whale, the German Environmental Aid (Deut...
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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 waters

Beginning of April 2018, the annual whaling seas...
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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 a...
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Green turtle” in oil”

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2018
East China Sea: Oil spill from tanker "Sanchi" is spreading

The oil spill of tanker "Sanchi" sunk in the East China Sea in mid-January 2018 con...
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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 d...
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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 such an encounter as the h...
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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 a...
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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 commitmen...
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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'...
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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 discov...
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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 better, it may be a tight squeeze f...
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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 endangered harbour porpoise...
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Conservation round-up 2016

by DiveSSI - 31st December 2016
The winners and losers

2016 has not been a good year for the great apes, lions, giraffes or vaquitas, according to the WWF. Their popula...
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Better protection for some species of sharks and rays

by DiveSSI - 6th October 2016
Good news for marine species: Silky sharks, thresher sharks and mobula rays now receive greater protection as they have been placed under Appendix I...
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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 whaling

Conservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Icela...
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Microplastics found in fish stocks from North and Baltic Seas

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2016
Seabirds aren't the only animals that are threatened by the bane of microplastics. In two separate studies, scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institu...
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Orcas prefer salmon on their plate

by DiveSSI - 31st January 2016
An endangered population of wild killer whales in the Salish Sea (between Vancouver Island and Washington State) have been found to consume a diet o...
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More species added to IUCN’s Red List

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2015
Climate change may indeed cause the demise of many animal and plant species worldwide. This is the conclusion of the latest update to The IUCN Red L...
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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...