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From the surface to the seabed: Microplastics

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2019
Highest concentration of plastic particles at depths of 200 to 600 metersA newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports…
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Great Britain: Microplastic in dolphins, seals and whales

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2019
Researchers found plastics in every dead marine mammalResearchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, supported by…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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Plastic litter in the sea: Fundamental changes necessary

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2018
Experts discuss the EU ban on disposable plasticThe EU wants to ban disposable products such as drinking straws or ear…
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Yummy – seasoning with plastic …

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2018
More than 90% of the salt brands worldwide contain microplasticAccording to a new study led by Seung-Kyu Kim, a professor…
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The path of plastic in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd September 2018
Microplastic connects to naturally occurring particles and forms aggregatesAlthough 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 scienceIn The Hague (Netherlands) the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ended. The Kiel Cluster…
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The Mediterranean Sea: a focal point for plastic pollution

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2018
Tourist crowds intensify plastic problemRecord 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogensAn international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of coral…
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Nanoplastics in the sea causes brain damage in fish

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2018
Smallest plastic particles in the food chainA study by the University of Lund in Sweden shows that plastic particles in…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea: threatened predator

by DiveSSI - 15th July 2019
WWF: Mediterranean is the most dangerous sea for sharks worldwide Over half of all shark and ray species living in the…
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SSI Ecological Commitment

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2019
Reliable environmental protection is essential for sustainable economic growth and the well-being of ourselves, our society, and our oceans. Therefore,…
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Donation Campaign at the Boot Show 2019

by DiveSSI - 24th April 2019
Mission Deep Blue merchandise as donation campaign At the BOOT show earlier this year, SSI introduced the Mission Deep Blue…
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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 expeditionFor the protection of the high seas, the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" set off…
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Arctic deep sea: colonization in Slow Motion

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2019
Sedentary animals can only conquer new habitats extremely slowlyAt the bottom of the Arctic deep sea lives a variety of…
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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 algaeIf carbon dioxide levels continue to increase in the atmosphere and consequently also…
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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 SeaAccording to media reports, the Antarctic Commission CCAMLR has decided against…
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Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Cleaning project starts

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2018
Cleaning system takes up workIn the beginning of October 2018, the "System 001" of “The Ocean Cleanup” system started its…
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Virtual dive into the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2018
NABU presents "OstseeLIFE" - a 360-degree virtual worldThe Baltic Sea is Germany's No.1 holiday destination. Statistics say roundabout 6.5 million…
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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 launchedThe ocean cleaning begins with the removal of plastic waste from the large…
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Marine litter in remote regions

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2018
Scientists show impressive effects on the marine ecosystemThe Easter Island in the South Pacific is one of the most remote…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 Mediterranean,…
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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.…
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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…
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Greenpeace cleans up beaches of Spitsbergen

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2016
Remote places no longer untouched by trashGreenpeace activists have picked up an assortment of oceanic trash that have washed up…
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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 strandingsThis spring, there have been numerous strandings of sperm whales at the North…
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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…
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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…
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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,…