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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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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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WTO weakens dolphin conservation efforts in the US

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2016
Following a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at the end of 2015, some tuna products in the US claiming to be dolphin-safe may turn out t...
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Indonesia’s West Papua to be world’s first conservation province

by DiveSSI - 26th October 2015
The Indonesian province of West Papua has been declared a conservation province — the first of its kind in Indonesia and worldwide. The designation ...
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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 meters

A newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports shows that ...
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Canary Islands: whale watching instead of dolphinariums

by DiveSSI - 21st May 2019
WDC encourages travelers to avoid dolphinariums

There are a total of four dolphinariums in the Canary Islands that hold seven orcas and 30 bott...
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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 biodiversity

The oceans have a similar meaning to us humans a...
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South Africa: Death trap for dolphins defused

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2019
Baited hooks instead of Shark net

The most dangerous shark net at the coast of South Africa has been dismantled. For many years, this net was a...
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Gillnets endanger harbour porpoises of the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2019
Experts demand strict protection

The protection status of the inner Baltic Sea porpoises has recently not been included in the list of migrator...
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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 program. This is a free p...
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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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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 updated the Red...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remote coral reefs are doing better

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2019
NOAA studied US coral reefs in the Pacific
 
Coral reefs in remote, uninhabited areas of the Pacific are generally in good condition. They ...
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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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Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2018
Japan returns to commercial whaling

Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). This is reported by Japanese media. Previously...
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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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Russia forbids catches of orcas and belugas

by DiveSSI - 26th November 2018
Captured whales were sold to dolphinariums

Russia is the only country that catches orcas and belugas for the “dolphinarium industry”. Now t...
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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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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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Weddell Sea: Icy gem in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 1st November 2018
Weddell Sea Sanctuary: The largest marine reserve in the world is to be created

In the Southern Ocean, north of the Antarctic, the largest mari...
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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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NABU exits certification process for New Zealand Hoki

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2018
MSC seal of approval continues to lose credibility

NABU and NABU International Conservation Foundation announced their withdrawal from the Mari...
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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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Norwegian Whaling Report confirms: Whales die in agony

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2018
Industrial whaling is cruel

At the beginning of the 67th session of the International Whaling Commission, a report by the Norwegian government ...
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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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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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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...