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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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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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California: Whales always return to sonar testing areas

by DiveSSI - 7th February 2019
Sonar free areas poor in food

Using data from underwater robots, scientists have discovered that beaked whales prefer to feed within parts of a...
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Live-Feed: Follow the autumn-migration of the humpback whales

by DiveSSI - 4th December 2018
Whales from the Barents Sea are heading towards the Caribbean

The humpback whales have started their autumn-migration, but where are they headi...
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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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Japan fails, whales benefit

by DiveSSI - 17th September 2018
Whaling ban remains

At the meeting of the International Whaling Commission on September, 14th 2018, Japan's application for "sustainable whalin...
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Norwegian Whaling Report confirms: Whales die in agony

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2018
Industrial whaling is cruel

At the beginning of the 67th session of the International Whaling Commission, a report by the Norwegian government ...
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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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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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Iceland slaughters first fin whale after a two-year break

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2018
Iceland continues to disregard biodiversity

After a break of two years, the Icelandic whaling ship "Hvalur 8" harpooned the first fin whale on ...
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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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Whale hunting in Europe starts

by DiveSSI - 6th April 2018
Species conservation organizations are calling for EU resistance to whaling in European waters

Beginning of April 2018, the annual whaling seas...
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Japanese whalers kill 333 whales in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 3rd April 2018
Science as an excuse for whaling for commercial reasons

As in previous years and despite international protests, Japan also killed 333 minke wh...
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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 succ...
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Fisheries minister proposes plan to kill 2,000 minke whales annually

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2017
Norway's catch quota in 2017 increased from 880 to 999

Norwegian fisheries minister Per Sandberg wants to double the recently increased catch ...
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How whales can save the polar bears

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2017
Protecting whales means protecting global climate

They are the symbol of the threat that climate changes poses to our planet: starving pol...
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New online maps predict location of blue whale hotspots

by DiveSSI - 6th December 2016
Tool aimed at helping ships avoid collisions with blue whales

Researchers from NOAA Fisheries, Oregon State University and the University of...
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Plans for whale sanctuary in South Atlantic harpooned at IWC meeting

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2016
A proposal to establish a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic failed to receive sufficient votes for the resolution to be passed at the 66th meeti...
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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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Trade in whale products by Iceland and Norway escalates

by DiveSSI - 30th September 2016
Norway and Japan are doing all they can to escalate commercial whaling

Conservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Icela...
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Humpback whale sighted in the Bay of Greifswald

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2016
End of last week, scientists at the German Oceanographic Museum spotted a humpback whale in the Bay of Greifswald. It had been swimming east of the is...
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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 strandings
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Whale stranded in shallow waters of well-Wiek

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2015
The Sowerby’s beaked whale, which appeared on the coast of Mecklenburg in the well-Wiek, a bay on the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in lat...
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Japan starts hunt of minke whales in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2015
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More Than 250 Pilot Whales Slaughtered So Far In Faroe Islands

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2015
Annual Mass Slaughter Of Pilot Whales In Faroe Islands
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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 secrets

A group of sea slugs – nudibranchs - are colourful, fascinating creatures. They come in a variety of br...
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Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2018
Japan returns to commercial whaling

Japan is leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). This is reported by Japanese media. Previously...
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Healthy reefs “sound good” for coral larvae

by DiveSSI - 18th December 2018
Soundscape plays a role in the settlement of corals

In the larval stage corals drift freely in the sea - but once the larva has settled down, i...
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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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Russia forbids catches of orcas and belugas

by DiveSSI - 26th November 2018
Captured whales were sold to dolphinariums

Russia is the only country that catches orcas and belugas for the “dolphinarium industry”. Now t...
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Weddell Sea: Icy gem in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 1st November 2018
Weddell Sea Sanctuary: The largest marine reserve in the world is to be created

In the Southern Ocean, north of the Antarctic, the largest mari...
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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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Corsica: Ship collision in the Pelagos Sanctuary

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2018
Oil spill threatens marine mammals

In Corsica, after a collision between two cargo ships marine fuel expired in the Mediterranean. It has forme...
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Orcas threatened by environmental toxin PCB

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2018
Accumulation of long-lasting environmental toxin in killer whale tissues

More than forty years after the first steps in the ban of polychlorina...
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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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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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Japan demands return to commercial whaling

by DiveSSI - 5th September 2018
IWC Conference in Brazil: Japan applies for "sustainable whaling"

If it is up to the will of Japan, international whaling would be in for a ren...
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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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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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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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The Mediterranean Sea: a focal point for plastic pollution

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2018
Tourist crowds intensify plastic problem

Record volumes of microplastics were detected in the Mediterranean, as revealed by a recent WWF report...
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How well can penguins hear?

by DiveSSI - 23rd May 2018
New research project at the German Marine Museum Stralsund

A research project for the next three-year has started at the German Maritime Museum...
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How do marine mammals avoid the diving disease?

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2018
The lung architecture of deep-diving marine mammals is divided into two parts

Deep-diving whales and other marine mammals, as well as divers wh...
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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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Marine researchers on expedition in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 21st March 2018
Antarctic: Climate change and krill

The small, swimming crustacean krill and the gelatinous salps are the focus of an expedition of Oldenburg o...
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“License to Krill”

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2018
Greenpeace: industrial krill fishing endangers the Southern Ocean

The fishing industry is jeopardizing the ecological balance of the south pola...
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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...