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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 timeGood news from Cambodia: The stock of the highly endangered Ir...
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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 reasonsAs in previous years and despite international protests, Japan also killed 333 minke whales in ...
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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 999Norwegian fisheries minister Per Sandberg wants to double the recently increased catch quota of...
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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 polar bears...
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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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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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Japan starts hunt of minke whales in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2015
Scientific? Whale HuntJapan’s Ministry of Fisheries have announced the start of the annualhunt for minke whales off the coast of Hokkaido, for “sc...
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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 IslandsOn 23 July 2015, more than 250 pilot whales were brutally slaughtered at the beaches of Denmark'...
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Iceland slaughters first fin whale after a two-year break

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2018
Iceland continues to disregard biodiversityAfter a break of two years, the Icelandic whaling ship "Hvalur 8" harpooned the first fin whale on 22 June ...
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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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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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How well can penguins hear?

by DiveSSI - 23rd May 2018
New research project at the German Marine Museum StralsundA research project for the next three-year has started at the German Maritime Museum Stralsu...
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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 partsDeep-diving whales and other marine mammals, as well as divers who emerge...
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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 artWith a 40-meter “sand painted” whale, the German Environmental Aid (Deutsche Umw...
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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 watersBeginning of April 2018, the annual whaling season began...
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Marine researchers on expedition in the Southern Ocean

by DiveSSI - 21st March 2018
Antarctic: Climate change and krillThe small, swimming crustacean krill and the gelatinous salps are the focus of an expedition of Oldenburg oceanogra...
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“License to Krill”

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2018
Greenpeace: industrial krill fishing endangers the Southern OceanThe fishing industry is jeopardizing the ecological balance of the south polar food w...
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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 measured the...
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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, it may ap...
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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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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 Odyssey is th...
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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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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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Melting of sea ice may cause juvenile polar cod to starve

by DiveSSI - 17th March 2017
Biologists verify polar cod's strong dependence on ice algae The humble polar cod plays an integral role in the Arctic food web. They feed on amphip...
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Newborn harbour porpoises attain full hearing abilities the fastest

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2017
Fastest hearing development among mammals Although all mammals have the ability to hear, it is not something that is fully developed at birth. Som...
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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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Japan seeking to get whaling ban overturned

by DiveSSI - 8th February 2017
Representatives dispatched to persuade other countries to support them The Japanese government is doing everything it can to overturn the ban on whal...
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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 Marylan...
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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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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 whalingConservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Iceland had s...
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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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Major companies say “no” to cod fishing in previously ice-covered Arctic waters

by DiveSSI - 30th May 2016
Some major food companies and retailers, like Iglo and McDonald's, have signed a commitment with Greenpeace on 25 May 2016 to halt further expansion o...
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Divers thwart scourge of ghost nets in North Sea reserve

by DiveSSI - 20th May 2016
More than one ton of fishing nets have been recovered near Sylt in the North Sea by divers from Ghost Fishing Foundation during a ten-day clean-up ope...
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SeaWorld halts orca breeding programme

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2016
SeaWorld will stop its breeding programme for orcas with immediate effect, said its CEO Joel Manby last week. This means that the orcas currently livi...
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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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Orcas prefer salmon on their plate

by DiveSSI - 31st January 2016
An endangered population of wild killer whales in the Salish Sea (between Vancouver Island and Washington State) have been found to consume a diet o...
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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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DAN Supports Hyperbaric Chamber On Nosy Be

by DiveSSI - 17th August 2015
In July 2015, Madagascar's first hyperbaric chamber became fully operational on the small island of Nosy Be, in the “Viet et Harmonie” health ce...
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Dolphins Found To Breathe Fast And Furious

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2015
Dolphins Can Empty Their Lungs In MillisecondsA new study has proved that dolphins are world champions in'speed-breathing', exhaling up to 137 litres ...
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Global Shark Count

by DiveSSI - 14th July 2015
Roll Call For The World's SharksEvery year, as many as 100 million sharks worldwide are killed fortheir fins and meat. This has caused severe declines...