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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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Iceland wants to kill more than 2,000 whales in the next few years

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2019
Icelandic whale meat probably intended for the Japanese market

The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries granted a permit to continue whaling on 19 F...
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Lake Baikal: Ice Diving

by DiveSSI - 5th December 2018
Cold as ice and yet so hot!

Lake Baikal is one of the largest waterbodies in the world. Super clean water. Almost unbelievable is the fact that...
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Polar ice could be softer than expected

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Models for sea-level rise need to be adapted

Ice has similar flow characteristics as a very viscous liquid. The ice sheets of the polar ice the...
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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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Arctic Expedition: Research vessel “Polarstern” is supposed to freeze in the ice

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2018
International MOSAiC expedition starts in autumn 2019

It will be the largest Arctic research expedition of all times: In September 2019, the Ge...
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Iceland slaughters first fin whale after a two-year break

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2018
Iceland continues to disregard biodiversity

After a break of two years, the Icelandic whaling ship "Hvalur 8" harpooned the first fin whale on ...
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Researchers are measuring a record concentration of microplastic in the Arctic sea ice

by DiveSSI - 29th May 2018
The plastic particles come from the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean and from fishing vessels

Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, He...
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“License to Krill”

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2018
Greenpeace: industrial krill fishing endangers the Southern Ocean

The fishing industry is jeopardizing the ecological balance of the south pola...
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Arctic sea ice: negative record

by DiveSSI - 12th March 2018
The arctic ice cover was never smaller in a February than 2018

The Arctic sea ice is dwindling: since satellites in the 1970s have the white ca...
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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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Effects of climate change in Arctic driven by seasonality of sea ice

by DiveSSI - 25th July 2017
Dramatic changes to take place prematurely within next decade

At the Arctic Ocean, the sea ice cover shrinks, with the most ice loss observed...
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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, ...
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Melting of sea ice may cause juvenile polar cod to starve

by DiveSSI - 17th March 2017
Biologists verify polar cod's strong dependence on ice algae

The humble polar cod plays an integral role in the Arctic food web. They feed o...
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Day 8 – The last walk under the ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 21st February 2017
This morning we woke up with a smile in our faces since we knew it would be a fantastic day, but also with some sadness and melancholy because we knew...
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Day 7 – rEvo Rebreather and recreational dive equipment under the ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 20th February 2017
All team members are getting used to the schedule: 7:30am meeting and packing up the equipment – 8:00am breakfast – 8:30am loading the trucks a...
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Day 5 – Cracked ice and some troubles at Khoboy

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 18th February 2017
Today we headed north to the sharp tip of the Island of Olkhon. While the thermometer was showing a milder temperature of "just" -18°C, the way we ...
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Day 2 – First steps on the ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 15th February 2017
After being in a safe harbor with a comfy bed and a great intercontinental breakfast still in Irkutsk, we headed south to get in contact with some ice...
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Russian Ice Diving Adventure

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 20th January 2017
From February 14th to February 22nd 2017, a team of seven intrepid divers will be heading to Siberia to experience the adventure of ice diving! Ev...
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Trade in whale products by Iceland and Norway escalates

by DiveSSI - 30th September 2016
Norway and Japan are doing all they can to escalate commercial whaling

Conservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Icela...
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New measurements indicate greater mass loss from Greenland ice sheet than previous thought

by DiveSSI - 27th September 2016
Amount of annual ice loss actually 272 Giga tons

The loss of ice mass from the Greenland ice sheet is greater than previously thought, says a ...
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Scientists study the ice algae-produced carbon in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 22nd July 2016
“Ice Algae” play a large role in the Arctic food cycle

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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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Service ratings in the tourism industry since 2009

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2015
Central Europe, particularly the German-language countries, have long been world champions in travelling, until China won over this unofficial title...
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The COTSbot: A robot with a licence to inject

by DiveSSI - 15th September 2015
Using technology to combat starfish scourge
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Which is the Best Type of Liveaboard for You?

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2019
  As liveaboard diving continues to grow in popularity, a huge variety of vessels and onboard facilities have become available to choose from,...
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Tom Oberhuber’s fabulous 24-hour apnea world record

by DiveSSI - 5th June 2019
Smile, drink, perform: 26,350 meters to go

24 kilometres without fins and of course without a breathing device: a challenge only possible with ...
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“Power plant” without DNA

by DiveSSI - 27th May 2019
Algae from the group of dinoflagellates have organized their genetic material in an unusal way

The cells of most living things have special str...
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The productivity of the North Atlantic has fallen by 10 percent in the industrial age

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Less photosynthesis due to rising water temperatures

Practically all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton - microscopic org...
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Ozeaneum Stralsund presents historical diving machine

by DiveSSI - 9th May 2019
International Museum Day at the German Maritime Museum Stralsund: Diving activities

The German Maritime Museum Stralsund commemorates the Inter...
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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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For the protection of the seas: Expedition from pole to pole

by DiveSSI - 16th April 2019
Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" is on a one-year expedition

For the protection of the high seas, the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" set off on 15 Apri...
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Krill and carbon

by DiveSSI - 10th April 2019
Excretions of Antarctic krill swarms transport carbon into the deep sea
 
Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove extra ...
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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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Right Whale in Distress: New Report on the Threat of the North Atlantic Right Whale

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2019
Stock of the North Atlantic Right Whale has shrunk to 411 copies

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is a critically endangere...
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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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Arctic deep sea: colonization in Slow Motion

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2019
Sedentary animals can only conquer new habitats extremely slowly

At the bottom of the Arctic deep sea lives a variety of animals attached to ro...
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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 of th...
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SSI Professional Cashback and Pro Rewards

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
Accelerated Pro Rewards Have you been thinking about becoming an SSI Professional? If so, you can now take advantage of the new SSI...
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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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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 Internatio...
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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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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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Underwater robot unlocks secrets of the “Sweet Lake”

by DiveSSI - 18th January 2019
A burial mound at the bottom of the lake

The "Sweet Lake" (Süße See)in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) is a real treasure chest for underwater archae...
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A new tool for investigation and rescue of coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 17th January 2019
Web-based application improves data evaluation and availability

Coral reefs are as vulnerable as they are beautiful. Climate change heats the s...