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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 availabilityCoral reefs are as vulnerable as they are beautiful. Climate change heats the seawater…
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Western Atlantic heavily polluted with microplastics

by DiveSSI - 5th September 2019
The Sargasso Sea is a plastic seaThe concentration of microplastics in the West Atlantic Sargasso Sea is apparently similar to…
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Hard corals: Limits of adaptation

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2019
New study on coral growth in times of climate change Corals have been master builders of the seas for millions of…
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Roman shipwreck discovered off Cyprus

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2019
Antique ship had loaded amphoraeIn the sea off Protaras, Cyprus, an ancient wreck was recently discovered. It was found by…
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Japan is killing whales again

by DiveSSI - 3rd July 2019
Japan resumes commercial whaling In December 2018 Japan announced that it would hunt and kill whales for commercial purposes in…
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Malta: New rules for wreck diving

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2019
Better protection for historic wrecksFor some years, systematic archaeological investigations have been carried out in the waters around Malta. As…
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NOAA: Large dead zone predicted for the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2019
The Gulf of Mexico “runs out of air” every summerNOAA scientists forecast the hypoxic zone or dead zone in the…
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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…
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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 lakeThe "Sweet Lake" (Süße See)in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany) is a real treasure chest…
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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 AmericaOn the eastern edges of the Atlantic and the Pacific, continuous…
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Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2018
Japan returns to commercial whalingJapan is leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). This is reported by Japanese media. Previously, international…
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Sea turtles contaminated with micro-plastics worldwide

by DiveSSI - 7th December 2018
Researchers examined more than 100 animals of all seven speciesResearchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory,…
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Sicily: Southeast flank of Mount Etna is sliding

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2018
Volcanic flank moves underwater – an upcoming tsunami threat?The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slips towards the sea. A…
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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 BrusselsThere are still no mining licenses for the deep-sea outside national…
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Antarctic: Amphipods as a kidnapper …

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2018
A puzzling relationship between amphipods and pteropodsPteropods or sea snails, also called sea angels produce deterrent chemicals to protect themselves…
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„Measuring Fever“ in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2018
Two-month expedition into the Laptev Sea startedRecently, the Russian research icebreaker "AKADEMIK TRYOSHNIKOV" came to Kiel on a special mission.…
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The importance of the “ocean weather” for ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2018
Biologists advise against investigating only long-term changesClimate change is increasingly affecting the oceans. Temperature and sea level rise, ocean acidification…
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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…
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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 ItalyThe only a few centimetres large troglobitic shrimp that live…
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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…
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Travel stress can train bioinvasors

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2018
Study identifies new factor for the invasion success of introduced speciesThe global movement of goods, with its many ship movements…
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Methane gas off Spitsbergen: climate change is innocent

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2018
New study identifies post-glacial processes as the causeFor years, methane sources on the seabed have been observed in the Arctic…
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Solving the mystery of floating rocks

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2017
Scientists have discovered how rocks can float Some rocks can float on water for years at a time, forming miles-long…
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Effects of methane seepage less than ocean absorption of carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th May 2017
International researchers investigate gas emissions in Arctic Large quantities of the greenhouse gas methane are trapped in the Arctic seabed.…
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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…
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Southern Italy: Active tectonic plates puts region at risk

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2017
International research team publishes latest seafloor maps Tectonically, the Mediterranean is very active and faces the threat of natural disasters,…
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Japan seeking to get whaling ban overturned

by DiveSSI - 8th February 2017
Representatives dispatched to persuade other countries to support them The Japanese government is doing everything it can to overturn the…
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Applications open for DAN USA internship

by DiveSSI - 29th November 2016
Work will involve review of 1,000 autopsies of diving fatalities The American organisation Divers Alert Network (DAN) is offering a…
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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…
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James Cook’s ship found off Rhode Island

by DiveSSI - 18th May 2016
In 1778, thirteen ships had been sunk by British forces in the Newport Harbour off Rhode Island during the American…
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ROV discovers new deepsea octopod species

by DiveSSI - 10th March 2016
The mysteries of the deep sea became a little more enchanting when the somewhat errie image of a small octopod turned up…
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Scientists explore new underwater volcano in submersible

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2016
A team of scientists embarked on a recent expedition off the coast of El Hierro to examine a new submarine volcano.…
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Greenpeace measures radioactivity caused by Fukushima nuclear disaster

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2016
Together with an international team of radiation experts, Greenpeace is currently at Fukushima, measuring the amount of radioactive contamination still present in the…
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New insights into outcome of methane released at seafloor

by DiveSSI - 14th January 2016
A crater at the bottom of the North Sea has yielded fresh insights into the fate of methane released at the…
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Tougher security measures for passenger ships in Maldives

by DiveSSI - 7th January 2016
Due to the increasing number of shipping accidents in the Maldives, the government has announced stricter safety regulations for boats and ships,…
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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…
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Hydrothermal Vent Discovered In Gulf Of California

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2015
While searching for carbon emissions related to volcanic activity inthe Gulf of California, the German deep-sea research vessel Sonnediscovered a…