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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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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 swallowedGreen sea turtles are more likely to swallow…
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Coral reefs are endangered but still can be saved

by DiveSSI - 15th August 2019
The world's largest study investigates reefs in the Indo-Pacific The world's largest coordinated study on coral reefs has found out where…
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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…
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Searching for Sunfish ? 3 Top Places to Dive with Mola mola

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2019
Mola mola or sunfish might be easy to identify, thanks to their unusual looks and habit of lounging at the…
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Squid: profiteers of climate change?

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2019
Cuttlefish are resistant to ocean acidificationCuttlefish will probably survive climate change and can thrive even in the worst scenarios of…
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NOAA: Large dead zone predicted for the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2019
The Gulf of Mexico “runs out of air” every summerNOAA scientists forecast the hypoxic zone or dead zone in the…
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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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Which is the Best Type of Liveaboard for You?

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2019
  As liveaboard diving continues to grow in popularity, a huge variety of vessels and onboard facilities have become available…
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From the surface to the seabed: Microplastics

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2019
Highest concentration of plastic particles at depths of 200 to 600 metersA newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports…
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SSI Ecological Commitment

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2019
Reliable environmental protection is essential for sustainable economic growth and the well-being of ourselves, our society, and our oceans. Therefore,…
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Canary Islands: whale watching instead of dolphinariums

by DiveSSI - 21st May 2019
WDC encourages travelers to avoid dolphinariumsThere are a total of four dolphinariums in the Canary Islands that hold seven orcas…
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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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An extraordinary creature at the lowest point of the Indian Ocean

by DiveSSI - 26th April 2019
Newly discovered species in the Java trench: alien and mysterious The research team of Five Deeps Expedition has dived for…
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Great Britain: Microplastic in dolphins, seals and whales

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2019
Researchers found plastics in every dead marine mammalResearchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, supported by…
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Donation Campaign at the Boot Show 2019

by DiveSSI - 24th April 2019
Mission Deep Blue merchandise as donation campaign At the BOOT show earlier this year, SSI introduced the Mission Deep Blue…
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Corals in the Red Sea provide natural record of monsoon activity

by DiveSSI - 22nd April 2019
Barium in the coral skeleton records the intensity of the South Asian summer monsoonWhen it comes to understanding the future…
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Shark selfies show unexpected behaviour

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2019
White sharks hunt in kelp forests White sharks are still a mystery to scientists. For example, earlier research indicated that…
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For the protection of the seas: Expedition from pole to pole

by DiveSSI - 16th April 2019
Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" is on a one-year expeditionFor the protection of the high seas, the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" set off…
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In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2019
Deep reefs are full of lifeScientists have looked into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and documented that they…
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American researchers discover unknown deep-sea corals

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2019
At least two different types of bubble gum corals identified DNA analysis has now confirmed that scientists from the Woods…
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Krill and carbon

by DiveSSI - 10th April 2019
Excretions of Antarctic krill swarms transport carbon into the deep sea Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove…
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The open seas needs large protected areas

by DiveSSI - 8th April 2019
UN negotiates offshore protection in New YorkHow is it possible that a network of protected areas can protect at least…
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Plastic in the sea costs billions

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2019
Researchers estimate economic damage of plastic pollution The plastic waste in our seas not only severely damages our environment but…
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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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Sylt: NABU files EU complaint against offshore wind farm

by DiveSSI - 2nd April 2019
Immediate protection measures for seabirds urgently neededNABU has formally filed a complaint at the European Commission against the Federal Republic…
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On the trail of nitrous oxide formation in the ocean

by DiveSSI - 28th March 2019
For the first time, researchers are measuring hydroxylamine in the open oceanWhen and where in nature, what form of nitrogen…
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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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Arctic deep sea: colonization in Slow Motion

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2019
Sedentary animals can only conquer new habitats extremely slowlyAt the bottom of the Arctic deep sea lives a variety of…
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The ocean as a reservoir for human carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th March 2019
Research project determines the CO₂ uptake of the oceans between 1994 and 2007Not all carbon dioxide (CO₂) released into the…
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New Hand Signal for Divers: The P for Plastic

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Did you know that there is a new hand signal in the diving world? A group of Dutch divers, diving…
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A coral reef in the Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Researchers are discovering extensive coral reef off the coast of southern Italy Off the coast of Italy, researchers led by…