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Shark selfies show unexpected behaviour

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2019
White sharks hunt in kelp forests White sharks are still a mystery to scientists. For example, earlier research indicated that the predators prefer...
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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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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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Baby shark enchants researchers

by DiveSSI - 6th December 2018
Catshark embryo filmed in the Caribbean

From October 30 to November 20, 2018, NOAA and its partners conducted an expedition with the research v...
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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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Shark nets on the beaches of South Africa have been removed

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2018
Death traps for sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles

Since July 26, 2018, there are no more shark nets on beaches in South Africa. The reason for...
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WWF publishes code of conduct for shark and ray tourism

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2017
Many people think that running into a shark underwater is a horrible experience. However, more and more divers would regard such an encounter as the h...
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Sharks sanctuary or slaughter – contradiction in paradise

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2017
South Africa: What are you doing?

South Africa is blessed! There is hardly another country on Earth that has so much untouched beauty and ...
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Director of acclaimed Sharkwater dies in dive accident

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2017
He had been in Florida to film sequel

Rob Stewart caught the world's attention in 2006 with his award-winning documentary Sharkwater, in whi...
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Better protection for some species of sharks and rays

by DiveSSI - 6th October 2016
Good news for marine species: Silky sharks, thresher sharks and mobula rays now receive greater protection as they have been placed under Appendix I...
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Niki and the whaleshark

by Nik - 4th October 2016
I spent a great time in Somabay in Egypt, being invited by Orca Dive Clubs. I have been to the Soma Bay several times and always enjoyed the perfect c...
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Toxins in shark products linked to neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s

by DiveSSI - 8th September 2016
Toxins in shark products linked to neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s Here’s another reason to reject that bowl of shark’s fin the next tim...
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Tuna fishermen can save sharks by sharing information about sustainable fishing methods

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2016
Thousands of sharks become bycatch and perish on longlines meant for tuna
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Five shark pups born in shark nursery in Germany

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2016
Five blacktip reef sharks were born at the Sea Life Oberhausen Aquarium during the early hours of February 3rd. This was after many weeks of antic...
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Global Shark Count

by DiveSSI - 14th July 2015
Roll Call For The World's Sharks
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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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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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South Africa: Death trap for dolphins defused

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2019
Baited hooks instead of Shark net

The most dangerous shark net at the coast of South Africa has been dismantled. For many years, this net was a...
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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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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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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
On the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, you have the opportunity to experience a shark phenomenon currently happening and being researched b...
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Sustainability Seal MSC does not adequately protect whales and seabirds

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2019
Study again reveals serious deficiencies in the seal for fish products

A recent study by the NABU umbrella organization Birdlife International ...
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Biologists discover deep-sea fish in extremely low-oxygen regions

by DiveSSI - 13th February 2019
Researchers do not know how the animals survive there

Animals need oxygen to live. Now marine biologists have discovered a large number of fish...
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Marine sanctuaries are not safe

by DiveSSI - 9th January 2019
Trawl nets endanger many species
 
In Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), the marine environment should be particularly protected. As a recent s...
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New Zealand’s coastal seas are declared as marine “Hope Spot”

by DiveSSI - 3rd December 2018
New Zealand government must finally protect the last Maui dolphins

A good day for the rare Maui dolphins and their floating and flying neighbor...
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Mermaid Kat: Posing next to wild crocodiles

by DiveSSI - 26th October 2018
A very special UW shooting in Mexico

Photographing crocodiles has become popular among many underwater photographers in recent years - but taki...
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Malaysia’s various diving spots

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2018
Various diving spots for beginners, advanced, tech divers and photographers

Malaysia impresses with diversity: scenic, cultural and culinary. T...
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NABU exits certification process for New Zealand Hoki

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2018
MSC seal of approval continues to lose credibility

NABU and NABU International Conservation Foundation announced their withdrawal from the Mari...
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Brazil: Researchers discover unknown reef fish

by DiveSSI - 2nd October 2018
Divers where so captivated - they didn’t notice sixgill shark hovering above them

Named for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, ...
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Ireland: Successful Ghost Net Removal

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2018
Divers remove lobster pots and ghost nets from the bottom of the sea

From 3 to 6 September 2018 divers from the Dutch Ghost Fishing Foundation,...
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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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Mission “Stone & Pots”: First Ghost Net Salvage in Ireland

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2018
Mainly lobster traps are to be salvaged

Ghost nets kill millions of marine animals every year. The Dutch Ghost Fishing Foundation, together wit...
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A surprising finding: stromatolites in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 20th April 2018
Research team discovers fossils at 730 meters depth

With an age of 3.5 million years, stromatolites are among the oldest fossils. However, lime...
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WWF appeals against MSC certification of tuna fisheries

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2018
Efficient fishing method leads to massive bycatch of juvenile fish and sharks

Tuna is a difficult case for green consumers - too many stocks ar...
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Freediving: apnea and meditation

by DiveSSI - 22nd November 2017
What's so cool about holding your breath?

My name is Nik Linder. I was a co-owner of a big dive shop in Freiburg. Judging by appearances, i...
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Go on an Ocean Odyssey at New York’s Times Square

by DiveSSI - 12th October 2017
Take a dip into a huge aquarium without any water

Last weekend, New York welcomed a new sensation. National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyss...
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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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The Solomon Islands – Special Places I

by DiveSSI - 19th 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 r...
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Diving mecca in Mozambique devastated by tropical storm

by DiveSSI - 24th February 2017
Online appeal for donations gets underway

On the night of 16 to 17 February 2017, the coastal strip around the Mozambican provincial capital...
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Extended Range Instructor Training

by Chad - 23rd February 2017
"Welcome to Los Angeles International, this is your captain speaking. We’re going to be sitting on the tarmac for a bit due to the fog,...
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Conservation round-up 2016

by DiveSSI - 31st December 2016
The winners and losers

2016 has not been a good year for the great apes, lions, giraffes or vaquitas, according to the WWF. Their popula...
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Monkfish

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2016
The silent predator with the big mouth

The flattened grotesque head opens up suddenly, revealing rows and rows of teeth. Before the victim c...
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Atlantic: EU bans bottom trawling in deep sea

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2016
Ruling brings forth better protection for oceans

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24-hour diving event returns to Maldivian resort

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2016
Come 25 April 2016, guests at the Angsana Ihura in the Maldives can take part in a special 24-hour scuba diving event organised to commemorate the 1...
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Ocean Film Tour Volume 3

by DiveSSI - 25th January 2016
Back on its third voyage, the International Ocean Film Tour sets sail this March with the year's best documentaries about ocean adventures and the e...
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The case of the shrinking sea giants

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2016
An international collaborative study has uncovered the truth: that the sizes of many larger-than-life marine creatures have been exaggerated. The ...
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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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First 3-D look at an underwater canyon

by DiveSSI - 29th September 2015
For the first time, researchers managed to capture three-dimensional images of an underwater canyon. The star of this project was Whittard Canyon i...