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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 polychlorinated biph...
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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 reduction of ic...
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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. This...
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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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Sea turtles contaminated with micro-plastics worldwide

by DiveSSI - 7th December 2018
Researchers examined more than 100 animals of all seven speciesResearchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, in collab...
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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 and flying neighbors - kill...
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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 algaeIf carbon dioxide levels continue to increase in the atmosphere and consequently also in...
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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 IUCN Red List...
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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 home port...
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Plastic litter in the sea: Fundamental changes necessary

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2018
Experts discuss the EU ban on disposable plasticThe EU wants to ban disposable products such as drinking straws or ear swabs. The plastic waste in the...
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Coral bleaching put reef fish on a diet

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2018
Unilateral diet changes the behaviour of butterfly fishThe research team spent over 600 hours underwater observing butterfly fish for two years. In th...
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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 oldOn the bottom of the Black Sea Archaeologists have found what they believe to be the oldest intact shipwreck in ...
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Yummy – seasoning with plastic …

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2018
More than 90% of the salt brands worldwide contain microplasticAccording to a new study led by Seung-Kyu Kim, a professor at Incheon University, and G...
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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 seaResearchers from the Australian Antarctic Division have developed a new underwa...
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Cleaning project starts

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2018
Cleaning system takes up workIn the beginning of October 2018, the "System 001" of “The Ocean Cleanup” system started its final leg on its journey...
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Feed additions in aquaculture damage lobster

by DiveSSI - 19th October 2018
Sea lice treatment has serious side effectsTeflubenzuron is added to the feed of farmed salmon in some cases to treat sea lice infestation. The Norweg...
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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 hol...
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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 BrusselsThere are still no mining licenses for the deep-sea outside national economic zones. That ...
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Clownfish: complete genome decrypted

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2018
The genome of the reef fish is available onlineAn international research team has mapped the genome of the real clown fish (Amphiprion percula), provi...
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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 launchedThe ocean cleaning begins with the removal of plastic waste from the large Pacific trashT...
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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 bloomsMicrocystin is a toxin that can cause skin reactions, stomach problems and even liver ...
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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 likelyA new type of jellyfish has become established in the Kiel Canal. The brackish wa...
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The importance of the “ocean weather” for ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2018
Biologists advise against investigating only long-term changesClimate change is increasingly affecting the oceans. Temperature and sea level rise, oce...
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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, which has...
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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 FloridaIn late June 2018, a submarine sculpture park was opened in Florida. The new Und...
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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 support. Al...
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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 dwindlingAn international study led by scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) concludes that only 13 ...
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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 in various cav...
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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 inadequateThe new deep-sea mining regulations which are under development at the Internati...
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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 islands to protect end...
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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 of...
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Heatwaves can change coastal ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2018
Long-term study shows effects of short-term extreme eventsModel calculations predict an increase in extreme events such as heat waves as a result of c...
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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 scienceIn The Hague (Netherlands) the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ended. The Kiel Cluster of Excellence "Th...
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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 population...
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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 understandable w...
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Travel stress can train bioinvasors

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2018
Study identifies new factor for the invasion success of introduced speciesThe global movement of goods, with its many ship movements across oceans, is...
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Arctic microalgae are survivalists

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2018
Microalgae communities in coastal waters remain productive under variable environmental conditionsThey are the basis of the Arctic food web - and extr...
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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 temperaturesIn a rapidly changing climate, the decline in animal populations is a majo...
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The top of the plastic mountain

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2018
Progress and gaps in the EU directive on disposable plasticThe European Commission has issued a directive to reduce environmental damage caused by cer...
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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 of the highly endangered Ir...
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Invasive ctenophora: currents as a driving force

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2018
New study shows first comprehensive inventory of European crab jellyfishFor 12 years, the Atlantic jellyfish Mnemiopsis leidyi, originating from the N...
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Ammunition in the sea: effects only partially known

by DiveSSI - 22nd May 2018
New study points to global problem with explosives chemicalsMore than 70 years after the end of the Second World War, countless pieces of ammunition f...
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Lead from fuels still present in European shelf seas

by DiveSSI - 17th May 2018
Element measured in marine environment years after phasing out of leaded fuelFor many decades, lead (Pb) has been released into the atmosphere as a re...
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Growing ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Oman

by DiveSSI - 15th May 2018
Oxygen minimums greater than expectedNew studies by the University of East Anglia (UEA) have confirmed a dramatic drop in O2 in the Gulf of Oman: the ...
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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 Aid (Deutsche Umw...
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Huge cold water coral mountains under water

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2018
International research team examines coral reefs off MauritaniaOn a length of about 400 kilometres, the seabed in front of the coast of Mauritania cov...