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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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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 the recently documented reducti...
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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 them.
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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 Federal Minister of Food...
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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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Biologists discover deep-sea fish in extremely low-oxygen regions

by DiveSSI - 13th February 2019
Researchers do not know how the animals survive there

Animals need oxygen to live. Now marine biologists have discovered a large number of fish...
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Florida Keys: new “Connect & Protect” campaign

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2019
Florida Keys & Key West focus on tourism

The Florida Keys & Key West Tourism Office is showing visitors the new "Connect & Protect"...
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Ammunition in the Baltic Sea: monitoring, recovering or leaving behind?

by DiveSSI - 8th February 2019
Researchers provide instructions and decision aids

The Baltic Sea contains a dark legacy of ca. 50 000 tons of dumped chemical warfare agents (...
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California: Whales always return to sonar testing areas

by DiveSSI - 7th February 2019
Sonar free areas poor in food

Using data from underwater robots, scientists have discovered that beaked whales prefer to feed within parts of a...
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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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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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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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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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Sea turtles contaminated with micro-plastics worldwide

by DiveSSI - 7th December 2018
Researchers examined more than 100 animals of all seven species

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, i...
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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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Ocean acidification: Experiment proves disturbance of the food web under high CO2 conditions

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2018
Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algae

If carbon dioxide levels continue to increase in the atmosphere and consequently...
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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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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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Plastic litter in the sea: Fundamental changes necessary

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2018
Experts discuss the EU ban on disposable plastic

The EU wants to ban disposable products such as drinking straws or ear swabs. The plastic wast...
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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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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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Yummy – seasoning with plastic …

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2018
More than 90% of the salt brands worldwide contain microplastic

According to a new study led by Seung-Kyu Kim, a professor at Incheon Universit...
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Headless chicken monster filmed for the second time

by DiveSSI - 23rd October 2018
Enypniastes eximia - a bizarre sea cucumber, a creature of the deep sea

Researchers from the Australian Antarctic Division have developed a new...
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Cleaning project starts

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2018
Cleaning system takes up work

In the beginning of October 2018, the "System 001" of “The Ocean Cleanup” system started its final leg on its...
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Feed additions in aquaculture damage lobster

by DiveSSI - 19th October 2018
Sea lice treatment has serious side effects

Teflubenzuron is added to the feed of farmed salmon in some cases to treat sea lice infestation. Th...
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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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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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Clownfish: complete genome decrypted

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2018
The genome of the reef fish is available online

An international research team has mapped the genome of the real clown fish (Amphiprion percula...
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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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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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Baltic Sea: 500 meters of ghost net salvaged

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2018
Many fish and birds have died in the net
 
Just before off Warnemünde divers on behalf of the WWF on 7 August 2018 salvaged a ghost net, w...
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Art under water in the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2018
The first underwater museum in the USA opened off the coast of Florida

In late June 2018, a submarine sculpture park was opened in Florida. The...
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REEFCALENDAR: Vienna as center for “THE SHOW” for the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Mega Event in the “Messe Wien” - Body Painting Event for the oceans!

It is 5 to 12 and more than ever the oceans and our lakes need our sup...
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Only 13 percent of the world’s oceans are still untouched

by DiveSSI - 27th July 2018
The marine wilderness of the world is dwindling

An international study led by scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) concludes that ...
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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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New IUCN report on deep-sea mining

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2018
Previous regulations for the protection of the deep sea are inadequate

The new deep-sea mining regulations which are under development at the I...
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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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Heatwaves can change coastal ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2018
Long-term study shows effects of short-term extreme events

Model calculations predict an increase in extreme events such as heat waves as a res...
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How to be safe when making sea dives

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
The United Kingdom - various opportunities for sea diving Summertime has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere which now provides the opportu...
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Microplastic even at Pole of inaccessibility

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
Volvo Ocean Race provided valuable data for science

In The Hague (Netherlands) the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ended. The Kiel Cluster of Excell...
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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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Travel stress can train bioinvasors

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2018
Study identifies new factor for the invasion success of introduced species

The global movement of goods, with its many ship movements across oc...
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Arctic microalgae are survivalists

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2018
Microalgae communities in coastal waters remain productive under variable environmental conditions

They are the basis of the Arctic food web - ...
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Reef fish inherit tolerance to the warming of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2018
Thanks to mom and dad, baby reef fish can adapt to higher water temperatures

In a rapidly changing climate, the decline in animal populations i...