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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 sharksTuna is a difficult case for green consumers - too many stocks are over-e...
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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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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 tunaTuna fishermen who share information with other fishermen have the opportunit...
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The Mediterranean Sea: a focal point for plastic pollution

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2018
Tourist crowds intensify plastic problemRecord volumes of microplastics were detected in the Mediterranean, as revealed by a recent WWF report publish...
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Increased deoxygenation of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2018
A new study reveals dangers, but also solutions The areas of extreme oxygen depletion are growing both in the open ocean and in coastal areas. Th...
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Deep-sea octopus: Dumbo filmed hatching

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2018
Scientists examine a newly hatched dumbo octopusWith their big fins Dumbo octopods (Grimpoteuthis) remind of the giant ears of Disney's elephant of th...
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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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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 months ...
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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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Diving – a matter of the heart?!

by DiveSSI - 19th July 2017
In March 2016, 55-year-old Stefan R. (who lives in southwestern Germany near Mannheim) and his wife go on a journey to Java in Indonesia. The couple w...
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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 bankruptcy? C...
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Spanish galleon San Jose to be salvaged

by DiveSSI - 17th June 2017
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has announced the salvage of the Spanish galleon San Jose, which sank more than three hundred years ago, inclus...
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Remaining vaquitas still threatened by extinction

by DiveSSI - 13th June 2017
New agreement imposes permanent ban on gillnets The vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean, remains under the threat of extinction. This situation ...
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Scuba diving – the next chapter

by DiveSSI - 22nd May 2017
Meeting the expectations of older divers By as early as 2020, 30 percent of the population will be at least 60 years old. This is a fact that th...
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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 such spe...
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Southern Italy: Active tectonic plates puts region at risk

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2017
International research team publishes latest seafloor maps Tectonically, the Mediterranean is very active and faces the threat of natural disaster...
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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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Atlantic killifish able to adapt to high levels of pollution

by DiveSSI - 28th December 2016
Wild Atlantic killifish populations have been found to possess the ability to adapt to toxic pollution, according to a new report published in the S...
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Is Freediving the new Scubadiving ?

by Nik - 8th November 2016
Many years ago Scubadiving had been one of the great adventures in Life. Of course there has also been sports like parachute jumping or kite flying, b...
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Youths in Hamburg say no to microplastics in cosmetics

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2016
On 15 October 2016, accompanied by a three-metre long cosmetic bottle made of wood, about 70 youths took a dip in the Binnenalster in Hamburg to cal...
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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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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 can react...
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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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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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FAO report highlights overfishing in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 18th July 2016
More than 30 percent of fish stocks being overfishedA report published on July 7th in Rome by the FAO highlights some alarming figures: 31.4 percent o...
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Why did 30 sperm whales get stranded at the North Sea coasts?

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2016
WDC reports on possible causes of whale strandingsThis spring, there have been numerous strandings of sperm whales at the North Sea coast. In total, 3...
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High demand for totoaba fish threatens world’s smallest living cetacean

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2016
Only 60 vaquitas left at recent censusThe world's smallest living cetacean – the Gulf of California porpoise, also known as the vaquita – is also ...
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WTO weakens dolphin conservation efforts in the US

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2016
Following a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at the end of 2015, some tuna products in the US claiming to be dolphin-safe may turn out t...
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Launch of ‘Beneath the Waves’ photo gallery

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2015
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke once said, "How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean" Perhaps, if ...
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EU Commission to raise maximum limits for mercury in fish products

by DiveSSI - 23rd September 2015
Easing of restrictions may affect public healthThe European Commission is planning to raise the limitations of mercury in fish. This was revealed in ...
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Latest Living Blue Planet Report sounds alarm bells for the world’s oceans

by DiveSSI - 21st September 2015
Dramatic drop in biodiversity The biodiversity of the oceans is decreasing. On average, thepopulations of marine animals, seabirds, reptiles and fish...