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New Hand Signal for Divers: The P for Plastic

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Did you know that there is a new hand signal in the diving world? A group of Dutch divers, diving companies and the Plastic Soup Foundation in...
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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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Uncontrollable plastic flood

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2019
UN environmental summit ends without effective agreement on plastic waste The UN Environment Conference in Nairobi ended on Friday, March 15, 2019,...
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Our seas are a sink for plastic waste

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2019
Call for global "UN-plastic convention"
 
The United Nations (UN) dedicates the Day of Species Protection on 03 March 2019 to underwater li...
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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 Intern...
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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 species

Researchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, i...
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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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Yummy – seasoning with plastic …

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2018
More than 90% of the salt brands worldwide contain microplastic

According to a new study led by Seung-Kyu Kim, a professor at Incheon Universit...
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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...
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Microplastic even at Pole of inaccessibility

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
Volvo Ocean Race provided valuable data for science

In The Hague (Netherlands) the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ended. The Kiel Cluster of Excell...
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The Mediterranean Sea: a focal point for plastic pollution

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2018
Tourist crowds intensify plastic problem

Record volumes of microplastics were detected in the Mediterranean, as revealed by a recent WWF report...
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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 plastic

The European Commission has issued a directive to reduce environmental damage cause...
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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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Earth Day 2018: Fight the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2018
Protest against plastic in the sea on Sylt with gigantic beach art

With a 40-meter “sand painted” whale, the German Environmental Aid (Deut...
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogens

An international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of...
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Nanoplastics in the sea causes brain damage in fish

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2018
Smallest plastic particles in the food chain

A study by the University of Lund in Sweden shows that plastic particles in the water can eventual...
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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 yea...
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Plastic particles from textiles and tyres – major source of ocean pollution

by DiveSSI - 27th February 2017
IUCN study highlights major causes of plastic pollution

Small plastic particles washed out of synthetic clothing and tyres may constitute as...
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Youths in Hamburg say no to microplastics in cosmetics

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2016
On 15 October 2016, accompanied by a three-metre long cosmetic bottle made of wood, about 70 youths took a dip in the Binnenalster in Hamburg to cal...
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Beluga II makes waves against plastic waste

by DiveSSI - 21st April 2016
Since April 16th, the Greenpeace ship Beluga II has been underway on a new journey to publicise the growing threat of plastic trash and microplastic...
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Solution to plastic trash found… in trash

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2016
Scientists from the Kyoto Institute of Technology have discovered a bacteria that can break down the widely used plastic material polyethylene terepht...
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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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Plastic trash makes its way to the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 28th October 2015
Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) has shown that for the first time, plastic waste h...
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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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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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Ocean acidification: Experiment proves disturbance of the food web under high CO2 conditions

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2018
Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algae

If carbon dioxide levels continue to increase in the atmosphere and consequently...
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Antarctic: No Marine Sanctuary in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 2nd November 2018
Russia, China and Norway prevent protection of the Wedell Sea

According to media reports, the Antarctic Commission CCAMLR has decided against s...
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Cleaning project starts

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2018
Cleaning system takes up work

In the beginning of October 2018, the "System 001" of “The Ocean Cleanup” system started its final leg on its...
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Virtual dive into the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2018
NABU presents "OstseeLIFE" - a 360-degree virtual world

The Baltic Sea is Germany's No.1 holiday destination. Statistics say roundabout 6.5 mil...
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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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Marine litter in remote regions

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2018
Scientists show impressive effects on the marine ecosystem

The Easter Island in the South Pacific is one of the most remote regions of the eart...
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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, w...
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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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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 sum...
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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 Mediterr...
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German Ocean Foundation and Prince Albert II Foundation to be involved in boot 2017

by DiveSSI - 6th January 2017
Prince Albert II of Monaco is Keynote Speaker at symposium

The protection of the world's oceans is an international concern. Thus, it is a t...
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LED Lights: Lighting up the deep seas

by DiveSSI - 15th November 2016
GEOMAR team wins first prize at ideas competition

Two staff members of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel were awarded ...
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Greenpeace cleans up beaches of Spitsbergen

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2016
Remote places no longer untouched by trash

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Why did 30 sperm whales get stranded at the North Sea coasts?

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2016
WDC reports on possible causes of whale strandings
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Year of Science 2016*2017: Seas and Oceans opens

by DiveSSI - 9th June 2016
More funds to be allocated to oceanic research In the coming years, the focus of research will be on The Future Oceans, said Federal Research Minis...
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Divers thwart scourge of ghost nets in North Sea reserve

by DiveSSI - 20th May 2016
More than one ton of fishing nets have been recovered near Sylt in the North Sea by divers from Ghost Fishing Foundation during a ten-day clean-up ope...
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“Seas and Oceans” theme for Year of Science 2016/17

by DiveSSI - 5th February 2016
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the Year of Science 2016/17, with the motto “Seas and Oceans – discovering, usin...
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Launch of ‘Beneath the Waves’ photo gallery

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2015
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke once said, "How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean" Perhaps, if ...
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Experience Marine Research First-Hand

by DiveSSI - 9th July 2015
GEOMAR Open House in Kiel on 12 July 2015
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