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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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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 the predators pr...
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In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2019
Deep reefs are full of life

Scientists have looked into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and documented that they are full of life. They ca...
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The open seas needs large protected areas

by DiveSSI - 8th April 2019
UN negotiates offshore protection in New York

How is it possible that a network of protected areas can protect at least 30 percent of the world...
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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 costs us (the h...
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Sylt: NABU files EU complaint against offshore wind farm

by DiveSSI - 2nd April 2019
Immediate protection measures for seabirds urgently needed

NABU has formally filed a complaint at the European Commission against the Federal R...
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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 2007

Not all carbon dioxide (CO₂) released into the air when burn...
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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 Giuseppe Corriero o...
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Corals suffer due to salinity fluctuation

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
Reduced salinity of seawater has devastating effects on corals

Recent studies show that drastic changes in salinity in the sea, e.g. severe fre...
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Researchers want to explore life under hundreds of feet of ice

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
Antarctic expedition to the Larsen C ice shelf and iceberg A68

An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) will em...
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Uncontrollable plastic flood

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2019
UN environmental summit ends without effective agreement on plastic waste The UN Environment Conference in Nairobi ended on Friday, March 15, 2019,...
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Scientists support climate movement “Fridays for Future”

by DiveSSI - 13th March 2019
Scientists4future : Joint statement signed by over 12,000 scientists up to now

In a joint statement, more than 12,000 scientists from Germany, ...
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Maldives: German Maritime Museum supports the reintroduction of coral

by DiveSSI - 6th March 2019
Training of Maldivians to become "Coral gardeners"

From March 9 to 24, 2019, the German Maritime Museum Stralsund is again undertaking a projec...
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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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Ocean acidification threatens Atlantic cod larvae

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2019
Young fish show organ damage at high CO2 concentrations

Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in the world. Studies...
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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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Entire life cycle of plastics is a threat to human health

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2019
Greenpeace: departure from disposable plastic now!

A new report from the Center for International Environ mental Law (CIEL) - Center for Intern...
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Coral Heros – Coral Reef Ecology for Kids!

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The new educational kids comic Coral Heros by awarded illustrator Bernhard Speh and SECORE International is published! Coral Heroes takes its reader...
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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" cam...
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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 (CWA)...
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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 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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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...