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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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Plastic particles from textiles and tyres – major source of ocean pollution

by DiveSSI - 27th February 2017
IUCN study highlights major causes of plastic pollution

Small plastic particles washed out of synthetic clothing and tyres may constitute as...
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Ear problems with water – it hits more people than you think

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2018
Whether in the summer by the sea or in the swimming pool - many people suffer from problems caused by water coming into the ears. This is uncomfortabl...
Nik

What does the ‘Free’ in Freediving mean?

by Nik - 18th October 2016
Freediving is meant to be the sport which changes your lifestyle, so some people are quite afraid of taking part in a Freediving course. I just want t...
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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 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...
Carin

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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Lake Baikal: Ice Diving

by DiveSSI - 5th December 2018
Cold as ice and yet so hot!

Lake Baikal is one of the largest waterbodies in the world. Super clean water. Almost unbelievable is the fact that...
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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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Travel stress can train bioinvasors

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2018
Study identifies new factor for the invasion success of introduced species

The global movement of goods, with its many ship movements across oc...
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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 drone

The German participant, the ARGGONAUTS from the Fraunhofer In...
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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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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 threatened

Many coral reefs will not be able to grow fast enough...
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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of money

Often there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer understa...
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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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Dive destination Grenada

by DiveSSI - 26th June 2018
Under water highlights are a number of wrecks and a sculpture park

The Caribbean Sea around Grenada offers just about everything that makes scu...
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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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Reef fish inherit tolerance to the warming of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2018
Thanks to mom and dad, baby reef fish can adapt to higher water temperatures

In a rapidly changing climate, the decline in animal populations i...
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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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Ammunition in the sea: effects only partially known

by DiveSSI - 22nd May 2018
New study points to global problem with explosives chemicals

More than 70 years after the end of the Second World War, countless pieces of ammu...
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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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Phytoplankton-elevator to the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2018
New phenomenon discovered under the Arctic sea ice

Tiny gypsum needles can make algae so heavy that they sink in a hurry, transporting large am...
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Researchers are measuring a record concentration of microplastic in the Arctic sea ice

by DiveSSI - 29th May 2018
The plastic particles come from the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean and from fishing vessels

Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, He...
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TODI indoor dive centre: Photo shooting with Mermaid Kat & Konstantin Killer

by DiveSSI - 30th May 2018
With an eye for details What makes a good underwater photo? A difficult question, because it is often a spontaneous shot that captures a very speci...
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Greenland: Depth of meltwater input affects plankton bloom

by DiveSSI - 22nd August 2018
Complex connection between glacier melt and nutrient input

The unusual timing of heavy summery plankton blooms off the shores of Greenland sugg...
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Invasive ctenophora: currents as a driving force

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2018
New study shows first comprehensive inventory of European crab jellyfish

For 12 years, the Atlantic jellyfish Mnemiopsis leidyi, originating fr...
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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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The top of the plastic mountain

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2018
Progress and gaps in the EU directive on disposable plastic

The European Commission has issued a directive to reduce environmental damage cause...
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UW photo shootout in Indonesia and Norway

by DiveSSI - 5th June 2018
Two continents, two hemispheres, two climates, one winner
    
The countdown for a special UW photo event has begun. The sh...
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World Oceans Day 2018: in the sign of the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 7th June 2018
Film premiere of "Blue" should shake the world Since 2009, the 8th of June has been celebrated annually as the World Oceans Day by the United Natio...
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Hope for the second largest reef on earth

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2018
IUCN removes Belize Barrier Reef from List of Endangered World Heritage Sites

The Belize Barrier Reef, the world's second largest coral reef sy...
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Microplastic even at Pole of inaccessibility

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
Volvo Ocean Race provided valuable data for science

In The Hague (Netherlands) the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ended. The Kiel Cluster of Excell...
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Spearfishing makes fish shy

by DiveSSI - 1st August 2018
Fishing has a relevant impact on the behaviour of fish

Fisheries researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisher...
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Polar ice could be softer than expected

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Models for sea-level rise need to be adapted

Ice has similar flow characteristics as a very viscous liquid. The ice sheets of the polar ice the...
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REEFCALENDAR: Vienna as center for “THE SHOW” for the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2018
Mega Event in the “Messe Wien” - Body Painting Event for the oceans!

It is 5 to 12 and more than ever the oceans and our lakes need our sup...
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Art under water in the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2018
The first underwater museum in the USA opened off the coast of Florida

In late June 2018, a submarine sculpture park was opened in Florida. The...
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Baltic Sea: 500 meters of ghost net salvaged

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2018
Many fish and birds have died in the net
 
Just before off Warnemünde divers on behalf of the WWF on 7 August 2018 salvaged a ghost net, w...
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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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Reef from the 3D printer to promote coral growth

by DiveSSI - 17th August 2018
Maldives Island Summer Island Place of the largest field trial so far

The "Blue Lagoon" of the Maldives island “Summer Island” is the scene...
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Marine litter in remote regions

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2018
Scientists show impressive effects on the marine ecosystem

The Easter Island in the South Pacific is one of the most remote regions of the eart...
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The importance of the “ocean weather” for ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2018
Biologists advise against investigating only long-term changes

Climate change is increasingly affecting the oceans. Temperature and sea level r...
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Body painting for the protection of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2018
"Reefcalendar - The Show" shows a living picture in record size

Together with professional singers and dancers, the largest 3D body painting pi...
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Antique shipwreck discovered off Croatia

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2018
Divers discovered a more than 2,000-year-old wreck off the island of Pag

Vedran Dorušić, President of the Diving Tourism Organization of the ...
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Overfishing: Full steam ahead

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2018
World Food Organization publishes report on fisheries and aquaculture
 
As more and more fish stocks worldwide are overfished and exploited...
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Shark nets on the beaches of South Africa have been removed

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2018
Death traps for sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles

Since July 26, 2018, there are no more shark nets on beaches in South Africa. The reason for...
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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 dwindling

An international study led by scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) concludes that ...
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How to be safe when making sea dives

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
The United Kingdom - various opportunities for sea diving Summertime has finally arrived in the northern hemisphere which now provides the opportu...
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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...