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Deafening fish in the Gulf of California

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2018
The mating call of this fish of the Sciaenidae family is louder than an aircraft taking offResearchers in the Gulf of California have measured the vol...
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Countering the jellyfish threat

by DiveSSI - 4th October 2017
European project focuses on finding innovative uses of jellyfish Global climate change and human impact on marine ecosystems have resulted in a dec...
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Ban on European eel fishing in Baltic Sea proposed

by DiveSSI - 1st September 2017
EU Commission is first to include eel in catch quotas The European eel is fighting for survival. In the last 30 years, its population has dropped b...
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Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

by DiveSSI - 2nd August 2017
International team discovers new sunfish species An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of researcher...
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Exposure to oil impairs behaviour of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 20th July 2017
Oil makes fish "drunk" A new study has found that petroleum-based oil in seawater – even in small quantities – leads to risky behaviour in reef...
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Fisheries minister proposes plan to kill 2,000 minke whales annually

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2017
Norway's catch quota in 2017 increased from 880 to 999Norwegian fisheries minister Per Sandberg wants to double the recently increased catch quota of...
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Atlantic killifish able to adapt to high levels of pollution

by DiveSSI - 28th December 2016
Wild Atlantic killifish populations have been found to possess the ability to adapt to toxic pollution, according to a new report published in the S...
A comparison of a normally developed Atlantic killifish embryo (left) and a PCB-affected embryo. The fish on the right has a deformed heart. Killifish that have evolved tolerance to chemical exposure show limited signs of developmental defects.
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Greenpeace finds farmed fish like salmon and trout to be contaminated with pesticides

by DiveSSI - 16th December 2016
Farmed fish is heavily contaminated with the chemical ethoxyquin, according to a laboratory study carried out by Greenpeace on fish products like ...
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Oil spills and sunlight not a good mix for fish

by DiveSSI - 13th December 2016
Exposure to sunlight in the event of an oil spill lowers the survival rates of fish that live near the surface during their larval stage. This wa...
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Juvenile splitnose rockfish siblings do not just go with the flow

by DiveSSI - 23rd November 2016
Research at Oregon State University shows that a splitnose rockfish’s (Sebastes diploproa) offspring stick together in groups from the time they a...
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Rising temperatures disrupt fish behaviour

by DiveSSI - 1st November 2016
Fish's sense of sight, smell and hearing becomes impaired due to rising carbon dioxide levels The survival instincts of fish have been impaired by ...
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Monkfish

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2016
The silent predator with the big mouth The flattened grotesque head opens up suddenly, revealing rows and rows of teeth. Before the victim can react...
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Drastic cuts in fishing quotas needed to prevent collapse of cod stocks in Baltic

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2016
The cod crisis is ‛homemade’The future of fishing in the Baltic Sea is on the line. Scientists are recommending a 87-percent reduction in fishing ...
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FAO report highlights overfishing in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 18th July 2016
More than 30 percent of fish stocks being overfishedA report published on July 7th in Rome by the FAO highlights some alarming figures: 31.4 percent o...
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Lionfish invades Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 4th July 2016
Invasive species threatens natural biodiversityDue to the Mediterranean Sea’s rising temperatures, the lionfish (Pterois miles) has managed to invad...
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First global agreement against illegal fishing takes effect

by DiveSSI - 7th June 2016
Thirty countries implement measures to shut out stocks derived from illegal fishingOn 5 June 2016, the world's first international binding agreement a...
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Tuna fishermen can save sharks by sharing information about sustainable fishing methods

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2016
Thousands of sharks become bycatch and perish on longlines meant for tunaTuna fishermen who share information with other fishermen have the opportunit...
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High demand for totoaba fish threatens world’s smallest living cetacean

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2016
Only 60 vaquitas left at recent censusThe world's smallest living cetacean – the Gulf of California porpoise, also known as the vaquita – is also ...
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Major companies say “no” to cod fishing in previously ice-covered Arctic waters

by DiveSSI - 30th May 2016
Some major food companies and retailers, like Iglo and McDonald's, have signed a commitment with Greenpeace on 25 May 2016 to halt further expansion o...
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Baby fish less stressed when large predators are around

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2016
Stress levels in baby fish can be reduced by slightly more than one-third in the presence of large predatory fish, as the latter would scare off mediu...
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Fish distracted by motorboat noise become easy prey

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2016
In areas where motorboats regularly operate, prey fishes have a higher tendency of being caught and eaten by other marine animals. This was the concl...
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Fight against illegal fishing continues

by DiveSSI - 3rd February 2016
NGOs call for more rigorous implementation of legislation Despite the European Union's efforts to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported ...
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Microplastics found in fish stocks from North and Baltic Seas

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2016
Seabirds aren't the only animals that are threatened by the bane of microplastics. In two separate studies, scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institu...
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Fish Advisor app from Greenpeace

by DiveSSI - 29th January 2016
The latest edition of the Fish Advisor app from Greenpeace has just been served up, appearing both as a printed guide and an app. The guidebook and...
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Sustainable fishing helps both animals and people, says WWF on World Food Day

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2015
On World Food Day on October 16th, the WWF reiterated its warning about the impact of overfishing on man and nature. “We eat the seas empty. The ...
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EU Commission to raise maximum limits for mercury in fish products

by DiveSSI - 23rd September 2015
Easing of restrictions may affect public healthThe European Commission is planning to raise the limitations of mercury in fish. This was revealed in ...
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Mission to save river dolphins in Amazon

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2017
WWF expedition equips river dolphins with trackers for the first time The river dolphins of the Amazon are extremely rare and are among the least s...
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Malta/Gozo: Photographic Competition

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2017
The Blue Dolphin of Malta Underwater Photographic Competition, first held in 1987 will be organised for its 12th Edition in Gozo on the 09-11th Novemb...
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Go on an Ocean Odyssey at New York’s Times Square

by DiveSSI - 12th October 2017
Take a dip into a huge aquarium without any water Last weekend, New York welcomed a new sensation. National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey is th...
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places II

by DiveSSI - 20th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight from Brisbane; yet they rem...
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places I

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight from Brisbane; yet they r...
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The Solomon Islands

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2017
Mirror-calm waters, no current and only two metres of depth, yet I am anxious and every natural instinct wants me to get out of the water. The source ...
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MSC label for “dolphin deadly” tuna

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2017
Mexico’s tuna industry ignores dolphin deaths The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel stands for sustainable fishing. However, the award wa...
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Dominica

by DiveSSI - 11th August 2017
Legend has it that when Christopher Columbus returned to Spain from the New World, he was asked to describe the island of Dominica. His response was t...
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St Vincent

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2017
An intimate knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for marine life are attributes that define some of the best dive guides. Such qualities enable them to tu...
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St Lucia

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2017
European divers have been spoilt on the Red Sea and the Maldives. Although the Caribbean is a younger tropical location, there are things here that yo...
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Wreckdiving: The Salsette

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2017
A Fallen Champion One of the busiest shipping zones in the world, the English Channel, is littered with hundreds upon hundreds of wrecks.  The f...
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WWF publishes code of conduct for shark and ray tourism

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2017
Many people think that running into a shark underwater is a horrible experience. However, more and more divers would regard such an encounter as the h...
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Remaining vaquitas still threatened by extinction

by DiveSSI - 13th June 2017
New agreement imposes permanent ban on gillnets The vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean, remains under the threat of extinction. This situation ...
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The Ocean Conference 2017

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2017
Delegates to discuss solutions for marine waste, overfishing and habitat destruction In New York, The Ocean Conference, an inaugural UN summit on m...
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Scuba diving – the next chapter

by DiveSSI - 22nd May 2017
Meeting the expectations of older divers By as early as 2020, 30 percent of the population will be at least 60 years old. This is a fact that th...
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Diving in the Grüblsee

by DiveSSI - 4th May 2017
A very special lake in the Alps Today, we present a very special “lake”. In winter, it serves as a water storage for snow cannons; and from sp...
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Sea Slug Tethys Fimbria

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2017
A sea slug called Tethys fimbria If you are lucky to come across a Tethys fimbria when diving in the Mediterranean, it is like hitting the jack...
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Blooms of phytoplankton caused by thinning sea ice in Arctic

by DiveSSI - 26th April 2017
Melt ponds that lower ice's reflectivity another cause Conditions under the Arctic sea ice are too dark for photosynthesis to take place, so resea...
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Shrimp with large pink claw named after Pink Floyd

by DiveSSI - 13th April 2017
Claw can generate one of loudest sounds in the ocean Another shrimp in the wall... With its large brightly pink claw, it isn't surprising to learn ...
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Sharks sanctuary or slaughter – contradiction in paradise

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2017
South Africa: What are you doing? South Africa is blessed! There is hardly another country on Earth that has so much untouched beauty and such spe...
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Lack of funds and staff prevent Marine Protected Areas from fulfilling full potential

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2017
Shortfalls in manpower and funding prevented many MPAs from fulfilling their objectives Although Marine Protected Areas appear to be the ideal way ...
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Reducing plastic waste at sea

by DiveSSI - 21st March 2017
NABU, politicians and businesses work together to find solutions   The problem of plastic waste in the oceans is massive. Every year, more ...
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