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New Red List: Hope for whales

by DiveSSI - 16th November 2018
Overfishing: Diverse fish species threatened

Nature protection measures have given new hope to fin whales, according to the update of the IUCN ...
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More species added to IUCN’s Red List

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2015
Climate change may indeed cause the demise of many animal and plant species worldwide. This is the conclusion of the latest update to The IUCN Red L...
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New MySSI App Feature: Buddy List

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
We are continually working on improving the MySSI App by adding new features and making it easier to use. In the latest updated version of the App, yo...
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Why Diving Tiputa Pass should be on your dive bucket list

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2018
Tiputa Pass is one of the top dive sites of French Polynesia. As a Mecca for divers, French Polynesia has everything a diver could possibly want, spre...
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Arctic microalgae are survivalists

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2018
Microalgae communities in coastal waters remain productive under variable environmental conditions

They are the basis of the Arctic food web - ...
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17 Shark Species Now Face Extinction

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2019
Updated IUCN Red List lists threatened sharks The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has published updated the Red...
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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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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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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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Secret of the cave crabs decoded

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2018
Study shows genetic link between cave-dwelling shrimps in Israel and Italy

The only a few centimetres large troglobitic shrimp that live in var...
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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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Deafening fish in the Gulf of California

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2018
The mating call of this fish of the Sciaenidae family is louder than an aircraft taking off

Researchers in the Gulf of California have meas...
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Mission to save river dolphins in Amazon

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2017
WWF expedition equips river dolphins with trackers for the first time

The river dolphins of the Amazon are extremely rare and are among the...
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Ban on European eel fishing in Baltic Sea proposed

by DiveSSI - 1st September 2017
EU Commission is first to include eel in catch quotas

The European eel is fighting for survival. In the last 30 years, its population has d...
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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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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 o...
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Scientists support climate movement “Fridays for Future”

by DiveSSI - 13th March 2019
Scientists4future : Joint statement signed by over 12,000 scientists up to now

In a joint statement, more than 12,000 scientists from Germany, ...
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Iceland wants to kill more than 2,000 whales in the next few years

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2019
Icelandic whale meat probably intended for the Japanese market

The Icelandic Minister of Fisheries granted a permit to continue whaling on 19 F...
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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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Amazon poisoned with toxic Mercury

by DiveSSI - 29th November 2018
The poison threatens humans, animals and plants

The Amazon region is struggling with an invisible enemy: Mercury deposits from gold mining enda...
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The ocean absorbs more heat than expected

by DiveSSI - 8th November 2018
Our seas are gigantic heat storage systems

The oceans absorb 90 percent of the additional heat energy produced by rising greenhouse concentrati...
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Scientists discover the oldest colours in the world

by DiveSSI - 26th July 2018
Pink pigments of cyanobacteria are 1.1 billion years old

Scientists have discovered the oldest colours: a geological record. The 1.1 billion ye...
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Hope for the second largest reef on earth

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2018
IUCN removes Belize Barrier Reef from List of Endangered World Heritage Sites

The Belize Barrier Reef, the world's second largest coral reef sy...
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Wild living whales at audiometry

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2018
Beluga whales are more sensitive than previously thought

Scientists have carried out the first audiometry (listening tests) on a wild living po...
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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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The sound of the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 18th June 2018
Live streaming audio from a deep-water hydrophone

For centuries poets and writers have imagined the depths of the ocean to be incredibly calm. ...
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Drone technology for deep-sea exploration

by DiveSSI - 13th June 2018
Karlsruhe researchers want to penetrate unexplored underwater worlds with a drone

The German participant, the ARGGONAUTS from the Fraunhofer In...
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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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Cambodia: Great hope for small whales

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2018
The stock of the critically endangered Mekong dolphin is rising again for the first time

Good news from Cambodia: The stock of the highly endan...
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TODI indoor dive centre: Photo shooting with Mermaid Kat & Konstantin Killer

by DiveSSI - 30th May 2018
With an eye for details What makes a good underwater photo? A difficult question, because it is often a spontaneous shot that captures a very speci...
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Ear problems with water – it hits more people than you think

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2018
Whether in the summer by the sea or in the swimming pool - many people suffer from problems caused by water coming into the ears. This is uncomfortabl...
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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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Increased CO2 content affects the hunting behaviour of squid

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2018
Ocean acidification in the sea has an impact on the behaviour of cephalopods

Blake Spady of the ARC Center for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) a...
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First time live deep-sea frogfish filmed

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2018
Video shows swimming behaviour of a self-luminous fanfin monkfish

For the first time ever a deep-sea frogfish of the family Caulophrynidae coul...
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Deep-sea octopus: Dumbo filmed hatching

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2018
Scientists examine a newly hatched dumbo octopus

With their big fins Dumbo octopods (Grimpoteuthis) remind of the giant ears of Disney's elepha...
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Green turtle” in oil”

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2018
East China Sea: Oil spill from tanker "Sanchi" is spreading

The oil spill of tanker "Sanchi" sunk in the East China Sea in mid-January 2018 con...
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Diving safety and rescue

by DiveSSI - 12th February 2018
Stress & Rescue. Rescue Diver. Diving Safety & Rescue. Some names of different dive organisations for their “Rescue courses” that should h...
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The end of a diving instructor’s career

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2017
A severe diving accident - but why?

In September 2015, the German diving instructor Matthias U. was on a diving vacation in Safaga in the R...
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Diving with risk

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2017
Kuredu Island in the north of Lhaviyani Atoll (Maldives), well known for its beautiful diving spots. The island is 150 km away from Male Airport and c...
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places II

by DiveSSI - 20th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight from Brisbane; yet they rem...
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Deep inside the Gem

by DiveSSI - 14th September 2017
Diving the Slovak Opal Mines

The precious opal was discovered in the middle Ages and its name comes from the ancient Indian word "Upala" wh...
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The SSI Freediving Instructor course: So many great reasons to take part!

by Carlo - 31st August 2017
SSI Freediving Instructor courses are a real step towards the professional world of teaching freediving. A moment of growth and discussion between pro...
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MSC label for “dolphin deadly” tuna

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2017
Mexico’s tuna industry ignores dolphin deaths The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel stands for sustainable fishing. However, the award wa...
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Fever in the tropics

by DiveSSI - 16th August 2017
An unpleasant and dangerous companion

In October 2016, Susanne and her boyfriend Heiko travelled to Indonesia and the Philippines for three...
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Dominica

by DiveSSI - 11th August 2017
Legend has it that when Christopher Columbus returned to Spain from the New World, he was asked to describe the island of Dominica. His response was t...
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Travel law: If the airline goes out of business

by DiveSSI - 17th July 2017
Tips for airline passengers and those going on package holidays

What can you do if the airline you have bought tickets from files for bankr...
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Congratulations to the 2016 SSI Master Diver Challenge Winners!

by DiveSSI - 16th June 2017
We are pleased to announce Tom Lynch and Jody Hart as the winners of our 2016 Master Diver Challenge! The next SSI Master Diver Challenge drawing...
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Scientists on quest for harbour porpoises

by DiveSSI - 23rd May 2017
Wind direction determines route

Harbour porpoises are in the spotlight!

Dr Corinna Hoffmann and Alexander Holtz are very hopeful a...