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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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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"...
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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...
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In the focus: The oceans most productive areas

by DiveSSI - 16th January 2019
Researchers are investigating upwelling areas off Africa and South America

On the eastern edges of the Atlantic and the Pacific, continuous buo...
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The long term memory of the Pacific Ocean

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2019
Cold periods still take place in the deep Pacific

The sea has a long memory. When the water in the deep Pacific Ocean has seen sunlight the las...
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Healthy reefs “sound good” for coral larvae

by DiveSSI - 18th December 2018
Soundscape plays a role in the settlement of corals

In the larval stage corals drift freely in the sea - but once the larva has settled down, 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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Deep-sea shark as bycatch

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2018
Fisheries rules for deep-sea fish are inadequate

The EU fisheries ministers have regulated deep-sea fishing for the years 2019 and 2020. For mo...
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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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Pacific coral reef keeps recovering from coral bleaching

by DiveSSI - 2nd November 2018
Researchers prove historical bleaching events

As climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, coral reefs experience coral bleaching world...
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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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A new wreck near Murter

by DiveSSI - 29th October 2018
A fantastic dive also for beginners

Several wrecks are known around Murter (Francesca, Gladiator, Plic Grmeni ...) and Najada Diving offers som...
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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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Malaysia’s various diving spots

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2018
Various diving spots for beginners, advanced, tech divers and photographers

Malaysia impresses with diversity: scenic, cultural and culinary. T...
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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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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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Brazil: Researchers discover unknown reef fish

by DiveSSI - 2nd October 2018
Divers where so captivated - they didn’t notice sixgill shark hovering above them

Named for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, ...
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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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„Measuring Fever“ in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2018
Two-month expedition into the Laptev Sea started

Recently, the Russian research icebreaker "AKADEMIK TRYOSHNIKOV" came to Kiel on a special mis...
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The path of plastic in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd September 2018
Microplastic connects to naturally occurring particles and forms aggregates

Although vast amounts of plastic are drifting in the oceans and new...