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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…
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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…
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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…
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Hunting corals

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2019
Corals feed differently than expectedWhen it comes to nutrition, corals have a few tricks. Most of their nutrients come from…
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New knowledge: There are three types of electric eels

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2019
Study documents the most powerful biologically produced electric shockSouth American rivers host at least three different types of electric eels,…
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Baltic Sea: strictly protected reefs in the Fehmarn Belt

by DiveSSI - 10th September 2019
NABU: planned Fehmarn Belt tunnel now has one more problemReefs instead of sandy soil: The NABU has presented biotope mapping…
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Baleen whales: More rapid habitat alteration in the Atlantic than in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2019
Gulf Stream provides a rich food supply in the Northeast AtlanticA new study has compared the incidence of baleen whales…
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Western Atlantic heavily polluted with microplastics

by DiveSSI - 5th September 2019
The Sargasso Sea is a plastic seaThe concentration of microplastics in the West Atlantic Sargasso Sea is apparently similar to…
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New method for monitoring CO2 sources on the seaground

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2019
Researchers studied natural gas leaks in the Mediterranean off ItalyThe storage of carbon dioxide in the seabed is one of…
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Green sea turtles “enjoy” plastic particles that look like seaweed

by DiveSSI - 21st August 2019
Plastic particles that look alike natural food are more likely to be swallowed Green sea turtles are more likely to…
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Coral reefs are endangered but still can be saved

by DiveSSI - 15th August 2019
The world's largest study investigates endangered coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific The world's largest coordinated study on coral reefs has…
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Blue sharks use eddies for super-fast descents

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2019
Swirling ocean currents support sharks as they descend into deep watersBlue sharks use large, swirling ocean currents – called eddies…
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Hard corals: Limits of adaptation

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2019
New study on coral growth in times of climate change Corals have been master builders of the seas for millions of…
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SharkCam reveals the secret life of giant sharks in the UK

by DiveSSI - 7th August 2019
New technology delivers unique imagesAn autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called REMUS SharkCam was first used in the UK to observe…
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Deep-sea snail on the Red List of Threatened Species for the first time

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2019
The scaly-foot snail occurs only in three places in the Indian OceanThe World Conservation Organization (IUCN) published an update of…
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Squid: profiteers of climate change?

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2019
Cuttlefish are resistant to ocean acidificationCuttlefish will probably survive climate change and can thrive even in the worst scenarios of…
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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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Small reef fish live fast and die young

by DiveSSI - 3rd June 2019
Cryptobenthic fish are the cornerstone of the ecosystemNew research has shown that the short life and violent deaths of some…
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“Power plant” without DNA

by DiveSSI - 27th May 2019
Algae from the group of dinoflagellates have organized their genetic material in an unusal wayThe cells of most living things…
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The productivity of the North Atlantic has fallen by 10 percent in the industrial age

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Less photosynthesis due to rising water temperaturesPractically all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton - microscopic organisms that…
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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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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 monsoonWhen it comes to understanding the future…
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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…
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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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In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2019
Deep reefs are full of lifeScientists have looked into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and documented that they…
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Krill and carbon

by DiveSSI - 10th April 2019
Excretions of Antarctic krill swarms transport carbon into the deep sea Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove…
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The open seas needs large protected areas

by DiveSSI - 8th April 2019
UN negotiates offshore protection in New YorkHow is it possible that a network of protected areas can protect at least…
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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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On the trail of nitrous oxide formation in the ocean

by DiveSSI - 28th March 2019
For the first time, researchers are measuring hydroxylamine in the open oceanWhen and where in nature, what form of nitrogen…
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The ocean as a reservoir for human carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th March 2019
Research project determines the CO₂ uptake of the oceans between 1994 and 2007Not all carbon dioxide (CO₂) released into the…
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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…
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Corals suffer due to salinity fluctuation

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
Reduced salinity of seawater has devastating effects on coralsRecent studies show that drastic changes in salinity in the sea, e.g.…
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Researchers want to explore life under hundreds of feet of ice

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
Antarctic expedition to the Larsen C ice shelf and iceberg A68An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute…
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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 productsA recent study by the NABU umbrella organization Birdlife International…
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Ocean acidification threatens Atlantic cod larvae

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2019
Young fish show organ damage at high CO2 concentrationsAtlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in…
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Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2019
Fluorescent light attracts microalgaeCorals know how to attract good company. A research study has shown that corals provide a tantalizing…
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Atlantic: new findings on deep water formation and ocean currents

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2019
Long-term observations contradict previous viewsThe subpolar North Atlantic plays a crucial role in global ocean circulation. By near-surface cooling, warm…
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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 thereAnimals need oxygen to live. Now marine biologists have discovered a large…
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California: Whales always return to sonar testing areas

by DiveSSI - 7th February 2019
Sonar free areas poor in foodUsing data from underwater robots, scientists have discovered that beaked whales prefer to feed within…
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US West Coast: Sunflower Sea Star almost disappeared

by DiveSSI - 5th February 2019
Diseases and ocean warming cause populations to collapse The combination of ocean warming and an infectious disease has caused the…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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“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…