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Polar ice could be softer than expected

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Models for sea-level rise need to be adaptedIce has similar flow characteristics as a very viscous liquid. The ice sheets of the polar ice therefore f...
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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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Arctic Expedition: Research vessel “Polarstern” is supposed to freeze in the ice

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2018
International MOSAiC expedition starts in autumn 2019It will be the largest Arctic research expedition of all times: In September 2019, the German res...
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Iceland slaughters first fin whale after a two-year break

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2018
Iceland continues to disregard biodiversityAfter a break of two years, the Icelandic whaling ship "Hvalur 8" harpooned the first fin whale on 22 June ...
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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 vesselsResearchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz ...
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“License to Krill”

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2018
Greenpeace: industrial krill fishing endangers the Southern OceanThe fishing industry is jeopardizing the ecological balance of the south polar food w...
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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 2018The Arctic sea ice is dwindling: since satellites in the 1970s have the white cap over t...
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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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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 during ...
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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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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 on amphip...
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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 whalingConservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Iceland had s...
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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 tonsThe loss of ice mass from the Greenland ice sheet is greater than previously thought, says a team of ...
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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 cycleAlgae living in and under the sea ice play a much larger role in the Arctic food web than pr...
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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 scourgeThe crown-of-thorns starfish is a real bane for coral reefs, bothworldwide and specifically in Australia. T...
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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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Spearfishing makes fish shy

by DiveSSI - 1st August 2018
Fishing has a relevant impact on the behaviour of fishFisheries researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB...
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Overfishing: Full steam ahead

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2018
World Food Organization publishes report on fisheries and aquaculture As more and more fish stocks worldwide are overfished and exploited, the to...
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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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Krill fishing industry retreats from parts of the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 11th July 2018
Industry Association supports marine sanctuary in the Weddell SeaThe krill industry will stop fishing in large parts of the ecologically sensitive are...
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Current figures on sea level rise

by DiveSSI - 8th July 2018
Scientists present study on the mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheetBefore 2012, the Antarctic ice sheet continuously lost 76 billion tons of ice p...
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Polar Regions: Hotspots of Species Genesis

by DiveSSI - 5th July 2018
Not warm coral reefs but icy polar seas are centres of species development for marine fishes Warm tropical coastal seas are home to up to 1,000 t...
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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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Dive destination Grenada

by DiveSSI - 26th June 2018
Under water highlights are a number of wrecks and a sculpture parkThe Caribbean Sea around Grenada offers just about everything that makes scuba divin...
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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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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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World Oceans Day 2018: in the sign of the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 7th June 2018
Film premiere of "Blue" should shake the world Since 2009, the 8th of June has been celebrated annually as the World Oceans Day by the United Natio...
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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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Phytoplankton-elevator to the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2018
New phenomenon discovered under the Arctic sea iceTiny gypsum needles can make algae so heavy that they sink in a hurry, transporting large amounts of...
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How well can penguins hear?

by DiveSSI - 23rd May 2018
New research project at the German Marine Museum StralsundA research project for the next three-year has started at the German Maritime Museum Stralsu...
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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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Sowing corals: how we could pave the way for effective coral reef restoration

by diveSSI - 19th April 2018
In a study led by SECORE Internationl, scientists pioneered the development of  a novel approach to simply sow coral recruits onto degraded reef...
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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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Whale hunting in Europe starts

by DiveSSI - 6th April 2018
Species conservation organizations are calling for EU resistance to whaling in European watersBeginning of April 2018, the annual whaling season began...
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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...
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Reproduction: Size matters!

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2018
Fishing pressure can change the mating behaviour of lobstersIf you have a large selection of sexual partners, lobster women choose males with a big bo...
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Japanese whalers kill 333 whales in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 3rd April 2018
Science as an excuse for whaling for commercial reasonsAs in previous years and despite international protests, Japan also killed 333 minke whales in ...
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Wreck diving in Cyprus

by DiveSSI - 29th March 2018
Zenobia - a dormant giantHer reputation is legendary. Experienced wreck divers count them among the ten most beautiful wrecks worldwide. Of course, th...
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Diving the underwater geyser

by DiveSSI - 28th March 2018
A very special dive site in IcelandOur dive trip starts on a chartered cutter. At the dive site we start with a big step overboard into the water of a...
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First time live deep-sea frogfish filmed

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2018
Video shows swimming behaviour of a self-luminous fanfin monkfishFor the first time ever a deep-sea frogfish of the family Caulophrynidae could be obs...