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Visual Markers: Brightly coloured coral reef butterflyfishes

by DiveSSI - 10th December 2018
Researchers have solved the mystery of the colour patterns of reef fish

Scientists have now discovered why some closely related species of a le...
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Corals in the Red Sea provide natural record of monsoon activity

by DiveSSI - 22nd April 2019
Barium in the coral skeleton records the intensity of the South Asian summer monsoon

When it comes to understanding the future climate, the Sou...
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Global warming: “Robust” corals are better prepared

by DiveSSI - 6th November 2018
Advantage for Brain corals & Co.

A new study has shown that "robust" reef-building corals are the only known organisms in the animal kingdo...
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Current environment spells bad news for coralline red algae

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2016
Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increased ocean acidification is having a detrimental effect on the growth of coralline red...
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American researchers discover unknown deep-sea corals

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2019
At least two different types of bubble gum corals identified DNA analysis has now confirmed that scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti...
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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 Giuseppe Corriero of th...
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Corals suffer due to salinity fluctuation

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
Reduced salinity of seawater has devastating effects on corals

Recent studies show that drastic changes in salinity in the sea, e.g. severe fre...
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Coral Heros – Coral Reef Ecology for Kids!

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The new educational kids comic Coral Heros by awarded illustrator Bernhard Speh and SECORE International is published! Coral Heroes takes its reader...
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Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2019
Fluorescent light attracts microalgae

Corals know how to attract good company. A research study has shown that corals provide a tantalizing flu...
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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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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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Exterminate rats to strengthen coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2018
Coral reefs around rat-free islands are more productive

Rat control should be seen as an urgent priority on many remote tropical islands to pro...
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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of money

Often there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer understa...
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Coral reefs cannot keep up with sea level rise

by DiveSSI - 21st June 2018
If the reefs are unable to keep up with with rising sea levels, the coasts are threatened

Many coral reefs will not be able to grow fast enough...
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Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 16th May 2018
New research shows that global warming also affects fish that rely on corals

New international research led by PhD student Laura Richardson fro...
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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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Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 16th April 2018
New research shows that global warming also affects fish that rely on corals

New international research led by PhD student Laura Richardson fro...
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Coral reefs protect shores from heavy storms

by DiveSSI - 13th April 2018
Scientists investigated the protective function of the Ningaloo Reef during a hurricane

Coral reefs can protect coasts from tropical cyclones b...
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Huge cold water coral mountains under water

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2018
International research team examines coral reefs off Mauritania

On a length of about 400 kilometres, the seabed in front of the coast of Maurit...
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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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Starting coral restoration sooner or when will it be too late…?

by diveSSI - 27th February 2018
Many of us have witnessed with our own eyes the threats coral reefs are facing today: pollution and destruction of reefs, coral bleaching, t...
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Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

by Carin - 27th April 2017
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitmen...
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Coral activate specific genes in stressful conditions

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2017
Genes in corals help to predict whether the corals are experiencing stress

Scientists recently discovered a group of genes in corals that can h...
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Growing corals along the Riviera Maya

by Carin - 6th March 2017
A unique project has its headquarters in Puerto Morelos: scientists, aquarists, local stakeholders and authorities work together to restore Mexico'...
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What you always wanted to know about coral reef restoration

by Carin - 11th January 2017
Things don't look good for corals. With only a few truly healthy coral reefs left and forecasts not getting any better, it may be a tight squeeze f...
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Great Barrier Reef suffers largest loss of corals ever

by DiveSSI - 2nd December 2016
Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, with the northern part being the worst affected area. Thi...
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Magic nights of coral spawning

by Carin - 24th October 2016
On certain nights, around full moon, corals have their tryst of love. Diving on such a night is a lifetime experience and this is not overstated at...
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Corals can influence microbes in their environment

by DiveSSI - 17th October 2016
Researchers have discovered that despite their static nature, corals do exert some influence on the microbes in the environment around them.
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Join us on a coral journey

by Carin - 15th October 2016
On the tropical island of Curacao, SECORE International's annual board meeting has just taken place. Scientists, aquarium professionals and the memb...
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Help needed in quest to study deepwater coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2016
It is not all doom and gloom for the world’s coral reefs. While things are indeed dire for those in the upper layers (from the surface to 100 feet d...
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Can corals sustain themselves against falling pH values?

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2016
GEOMAR scientists examine internal pH values of corals in Papua New Guinea 
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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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How does seawater density affect cold-water coral reefs in Europe?

by DiveSSI - 25th May 2016
Data gathered by the paleoceanographers shows that cold-water corals off the coast of Europe require a specific density of seawater to thrive. However...
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Baby fish less stressed when large predators are around

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2016
Stress levels in baby fish can be reduced by slightly more than one-third in the presence of large predatory fish, as the latter would scare off mediu...
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Scientists develop digital method of mapping coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 9th February 2016
Climate change has affected many parts of the world, giving rise to ocean acidification in the oceans. Scientists have now developed a faster way of...
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Small reef fish live fast and die young

by DiveSSI - 3rd June 2019
Cryptobenthic fish are the cornerstone of the ecosystem

New research has shown that the short life and violent deaths of some of the smallest c...
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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. Therefor...
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Marine Diversity in Danger

by DiveSSI - 15th May 2019
Half of the coral reefs are already lost - AWI expert on the importance of marine biodiversity

The oceans have a similar meaning to us humans a...
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4 Liveaboard Destinations to Avoid Seasickness

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Nothing can ruin a day’s diving faster than a bout of motion sickness, but it needn’t stop you from joining a liveaboard safari. There are a varie...
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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 program. This is a free p...
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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
East Point of Curaçao If you are in search of a beautiful sunrise or the best dive site in Curaçao, you need to head towards the East Point. What ...
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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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Australia: Less sharks in Queensland

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2019
Decreasing stock since 50 years

According to an analysis of the data from the Queensland Shark Control Program, the decline in coastal sharks i...
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Hawaii: How does an eel get into the nose of a seal?

by DiveSSI - 11th December 2018
Eals in Seals: Researchers are puzzled

Monk seals with eels in their noses have been observed several times in recent years on the Hawaiian Isl...
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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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Dive boat “Alvin” completed 5,000. dive

by DiveSSI - 27th November 2018
Manned deep-sea research dive boat in use for over 50 years

On November 25, 2018 "Alvin", USA's only manned deep sea research dive boat, reache...
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A new Jurassic pyncnodontiform fish

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2018
150 million year old fossil with teeth like a piranha

In the approximately 150 million year old limescale in the quarry Ettling a sensational n...