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Study identifies microbiome in whale blow

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2017
Drones used in collection of samples A research group, together with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has used drones to successfully...
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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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Scientists study the ice algae-produced carbon in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 22nd July 2016
“Ice Algae” play a large role in the Arctic food cycleAlgae living in and under the sea ice play a much larger role in the Arctic food web than pr...
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The long term memory of the Pacific Ocean

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2019
Cold periods still take place in the deep PacificThe sea has a long memory. When the water in the deep Pacific Ocean has seen sunlight the last time, ...
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Australia: Less sharks in Queensland

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2019
Decreasing stock since 50 yearsAccording to an analysis of the data from the Queensland Shark Control Program, the decline in coastal sharks in Queens...
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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 study, pu...
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Deep Sea: Five new species of sea slugs discovered

by DiveSSI - 8th January 2019
The deep sea is still full of secretsA group of sea slugs – nudibranchs - are colourful, fascinating creatures. They come in a variety of bright col...
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Healthy reefs “sound good” for coral larvae

by DiveSSI - 18th December 2018
Soundscape plays a role in the settlement of coralsIn the larval stage corals drift freely in the sea - but once the larva has settled down, it anchor...
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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 fishScientists have now discovered why some closely related species of a legendary ...
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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, in collab...
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“Zombie” shrimps with innovative strategy against predators

by DiveSSI - 1st December 2018
Playing dead to avoid being eatenExploring the depths of the Gulf of California with a UW robot, the researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research...
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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 in...
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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 yearsOn November 25, 2018 "Alvin", USA's only manned deep sea research dive boat, reached anothe...
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The ocean absorbs more heat than expected

by DiveSSI - 8th November 2018
Our seas are gigantic heat storage systemsThe oceans absorb 90 percent of the additional heat energy produced by rising greenhouse concentrations in t...
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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 kingdom that p...
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Pacific coral reef keeps recovering from coral bleaching

by DiveSSI - 2nd November 2018
Researchers prove historical bleaching eventsAs climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, coral reefs experience coral bleaching worldwide and...
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A new Jurassic pyncnodontiform fish

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2018
150 million year old fossil with teeth like a piranhaIn the approximately 150 million year old limescale in the quarry Ettling a sensational new speci...
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Coral bleaching put reef fish on a diet

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2018
Unilateral diet changes the behaviour of butterfly fishThe research team spent over 600 hours underwater observing butterfly fish for two years. In th...
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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 at Incheon University, and G...
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Feed additions in aquaculture damage lobster

by DiveSSI - 19th October 2018
Sea lice treatment has serious side effectsTeflubenzuron is added to the feed of farmed salmon in some cases to treat sea lice infestation. The Norweg...
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Sicily: Southeast flank of Mount Etna is sliding

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2018
Volcanic flank moves underwater – an upcoming tsunami threat?The southeast flank of Mount Etna slowly slips towards the sea. A team from the GEOMAR ...
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A filter for greenhouse gas is produced in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 16th October 2018
Marine researchers observe the settlement of a deep-sea mud volcano after an eruptionIn a long-term study, ocean researchers from Bremen have succeede...
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Orcas threatened by environmental toxin PCB

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2018
Accumulation of long-lasting environmental toxin in killer whale tissuesMore than forty years after the first steps in the ban of polychlorinated biph...
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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 themNamed for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, a new sp...
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Clownfish: complete genome decrypted

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2018
The genome of the reef fish is available onlineAn international research team has mapped the genome of the real clown fish (Amphiprion percula), provi...
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Antarctic: Amphipods as a kidnapper …

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2018
A puzzling relationship between amphipods and pteropodsPteropods or sea snails, also called sea angels produce deterrent chemicals to protect themselv...
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Underwater robot tracks poisonous algae in Lake Erie

by DiveSSI - 6th September 2018
Autonomous systems should help in the prediction of algal bloomsMicrocystin is a toxin that can cause skin reactions, stomach problems and even liver ...
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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 micropl...
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New jellyfish species observed in the Kiel Canal

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2018
Further spread of Blackfordia virginica into the Baltic Sea is likelyA new type of jellyfish has become established in the Kiel Canal. The brackish wa...
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The importance of the “ocean weather” for ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2018
Biologists advise against investigating only long-term changesClimate change is increasingly affecting the oceans. Temperature and sea level rise, oce...
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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 regions of the earth. Thous...
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Greenland: Depth of meltwater input affects plankton bloom

by DiveSSI - 22nd August 2018
Complex connection between glacier melt and nutrient inputThe unusual timing of heavy summery plankton blooms off the shores of Greenland suggests a c...
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Polar ice could be softer than expected

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Models for sea-level rise need to be adaptedIce has similar flow characteristics as a very viscous liquid. The ice sheets of the polar ice therefore f...
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Spearfishing makes fish shy

by DiveSSI - 1st August 2018
Fishing has a relevant impact on the behaviour of fishFisheries researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB...
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Only 13 percent of the world’s oceans are still untouched

by DiveSSI - 27th July 2018
The marine wilderness of the world is dwindlingAn international study led by scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) concludes that only 13 ...
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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 oldScientists have discovered the oldest colours: a geological record. The 1.1 billion year old b...
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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 ItalyThe only a few centimetres large troglobitic shrimp that live in various cav...
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Exterminate rats to strengthen coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2018
Coral reefs around rat-free islands are more productiveRat control should be seen as an urgent priority on many remote tropical islands to protect end...
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Heatwaves can change coastal ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2018
Long-term study shows effects of short-term extreme eventsModel calculations predict an increase in extreme events such as heat waves as a result of c...
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Current figures on sea level rise

by DiveSSI - 8th July 2018
Scientists present study on the mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheetBefore 2012, the Antarctic ice sheet continuously lost 76 billion tons of ice p...
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Arctic Expedition: Research vessel “Polarstern” is supposed to freeze in the ice

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2018
International MOSAiC expedition starts in autumn 2019It will be the largest Arctic research expedition of all times: In September 2019, the German res...
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Polar Regions: Hotspots of Species Genesis

by DiveSSI - 5th July 2018
Not warm coral reefs but icy polar seas are centres of species development for marine fishes Warm tropical coastal seas are home to up to 1,000 t...
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Wild living whales at audiometry

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2018
Beluga whales are more sensitive than previously thoughtScientists have carried out the first audiometry (listening tests) on a wild living population...
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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of moneyOften there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer understandable w...
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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 threatenedMany coral reefs will not be able to grow fast enough to keep...
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Travel stress can train bioinvasors

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2018
Study identifies new factor for the invasion success of introduced speciesThe global movement of goods, with its many ship movements across oceans, is...
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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 droneThe German participant, the ARGGONAUTS from the Fraunhofer Institute ...
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Arctic microalgae are survivalists

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2018
Microalgae communities in coastal waters remain productive under variable environmental conditionsThey are the basis of the Arctic food web - and extr...
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