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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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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…
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Corals can influence microbes in their environment

by DiveSSI - 17th October 2016
Researchers have discovered that despite their static nature, corals do exert some influence on the microbes in the environment around…
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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…
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Current environment spells bad news for coralline red algae

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2016
Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increased ocean acidification is having a detrimental effect on the growth of coralline red…
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Unknown coral reef discovered in western Norway

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2019
Serendipitous discovery: Large cold water coral reef Norwegian researchers have discovered the largest known deep-water coral reef – up to…
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Healthy mangrove forests help reef fish

by DiveSSI - 14th November 2019
Healthy mangrove forests help reef fishA new study shows how healthy mangroves can help some reef fish cope with the…
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Paradisiacal biodiversity at Atlantic Seamount

by DiveSSI - 7th November 2019
Life on Mount Vema is recovering after fishing banGreenpeace activists aboard the "Arctic Sunrise" found impressive evidence of the effectiveness…
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No marine reserve in the Antarctic Weddell Sea

by DiveSSI - 4th November 2019
International commission for protecting marine life in Antarctica has failed for the eighth consecutive time to create a marine parkThe…
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Liveaboard Diving Holiday – 10 best tips to make it a success

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2019
Whether you’re new to liveaboard diving or a seasoned cruiser, the last thing you want is a packing disaster when…
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Fight against plastic waste: rivers to be cleaned

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2019
The Ocean Cleanup Project wants to clean rivers of plastic wasteThe Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which is currently making…
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How much methane comes from the ocean?

by DiveSSI - 29th October 2019
New study reduces uncertainties in greenhouse gas emissionsMethane (CH4) is a powerful greenhouse gas that has both natural and anthropogenic…
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Bladderwrack in the climatic stress

by DiveSSI - 28th October 2019
Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) shows coupled reactions to environmental changes Short-term heat waves, long-term warming and acidification, increasing over-fertilization and oxygen depletion…
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Demonstrating for better protection of endangered shark species

by DiveSSI - 21st October 2019
Fishing in the Atlantic kills 25,000 endangered mako sharks each yearAgainst the capture of tens of thousands of endangered sharks…
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The sea is not your dump – Growing Resistance to UK platform disposal

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2019
OSPAR meets – Growing Resistance to UK platform disposal"Shell - The sea is not your dump"Almost unnoticed by the "big"…
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Sunlight Breaks Down Polystyrene Faster Than Expected

by DiveSSI - 15th October 2019
Certain plastics are decomposed by sunlightA study published by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene,…
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How do you weigh a living whale?

by DiveSSI - 14th October 2019
New technique uses drone photos to weigh whalesFredrik Christiansen of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies and colleagues have developed…
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5 Incredible Ways Whales are Saving the Oceans

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2019
Love whales? These incredible animals have fascinated humans for a very long time and rightly so. Swimming or diving with whales…
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Bio-inspired robot can fly and dive

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2019
A drone as a flying fishA bio-inspired robot uses water from the environment to create a propellant gas and start…
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Climate-Neutral Resort in Sulawesi, Indonesia

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Since the end of September ‘Celebes Divers’ is the first climate-neutral dive resort in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The well-known climate…
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Viruses affect functions in the marine ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Scientists are showing a new picture of the role of viruses in the seaViruses are known primarily as pathogens of…
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10 things you did not know about ice

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2019
Ice plays a crucial role in the global climateIce is water in its solid form, but it is also important…
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The Ocean Cleanup retains debris from the sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2019
It’s working! First technical problems are solvedThe Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which develops advanced technologies to clean the oceans…
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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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Hunting corals

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2019
Corals feed differently than expectedWhen it comes to nutrition, corals have a few tricks. Most of their nutrients come from…
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cephalopod Sex

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2019
How Squid, Octopus & Co. do it…The sex life of cephalopods is diverse and idiosyncratic. In a recent paper in…
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New knowledge: There are three types of electric eels

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2019
Study documents the most powerful biologically produced electric shockSouth American rivers host at least three different types of electric eels,…
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Lack of marine protection in Europe

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2019
WWF report: EU misses goals to protect marine biodiversityA new WWF report shows significant deficiencies in the protection of Europe's…
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Baltic Sea: strictly protected reefs in the Fehmarn Belt

by DiveSSI - 10th September 2019
NABU: planned Fehmarn Belt tunnel now has one more problemReefs instead of sandy soil: The NABU has presented biotope mapping…
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Baleen whales: More rapid habitat alteration in the Atlantic than in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2019
Gulf Stream provides a rich food supply in the Northeast AtlanticA new study has compared the incidence of baleen whales…
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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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New method for monitoring CO2 sources on the seaground

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2019
Researchers studied natural gas leaks in the Mediterranean off ItalyThe storage of carbon dioxide in the seabed is one of…
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UN negotiates on protection of the high seas

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2019
The future of the oceans is at riskThe United Nations is negotiating an international agreement for the protection of the…
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Mission Deep Blue becomes Blue Oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2019
Since its release in November 2018, we have received a lot of positive feedback on our Mission Deep Blue program.…
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Huge carpet of pumice stones floating in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2019
The volcanic rock carpet is heading for AustraliaThe rock carpet was discovered in August by sailors and covers an area…
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Green sea turtles “enjoy” plastic particles that look like seaweed

by DiveSSI - 21st August 2019
Plastic particles that look alike natural food are more likely to be swallowed Green sea turtles are more likely to…
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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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Blue sharks use eddies for super-fast descents

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2019
Swirling ocean currents support sharks as they descend into deep watersBlue sharks use large, swirling ocean currents – called eddies…
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Hard corals: Limits of adaptation

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2019
New study on coral growth in times of climate change Corals have been master builders of the seas for millions of…
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A sea full of colours … .Diving teacher paints under water

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2019
Shams Diving, diving instructor and artist Olga NikitinaThe colours are environmentally friendly, the canvases waterproof. This is an important requirement,…
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SharkCam reveals the secret life of giant sharks in the UK

by DiveSSI - 7th August 2019
New technology delivers unique imagesAn autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called REMUS SharkCam was first used in the UK to observe…
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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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Japan is killing whales again

by DiveSSI - 3rd July 2019
Japan resumes commercial whaling In December 2018 Japan announced that it would hunt and kill whales for commercial purposes in…
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Researchers film giant squid in the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 1st July 2019
Spectacular footage from 760 meters depthRare shots were made by researchers in the Gulf of Mexico. They managed to get…