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German Ocean Foundation and Prince Albert II Foundation to be involved in boot 2017

by DiveSSI - 6th January 2017
Prince Albert II of Monaco is Keynote Speaker at symposium The protection of the world's oceans is an international concern. Thus, it is a theme in ...
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Conservation round-up 2016

by DiveSSI - 31st December 2016
The winners and losers 2016 has not been a good year for the great apes, lions, giraffes or vaquitas, according to the WWF. Their populations ha...
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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...
A comparison of a normally developed Atlantic killifish embryo (left) and a PCB-affected embryo. The fish on the right has a deformed heart. Killifish that have evolved tolerance to chemical exposure show limited signs of developmental defects.
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Scientists get up to speed on the light-harvesting Secrets of photosynthetic algae

by DiveSSI - 23rd December 2016
Since millions of years ago, photosynthetic algae have been refining their technique for capturing light. As a result, their light-harvesting systems...
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Earthquake gives rise to methane seepage at seafloor

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2016
Researchers publish findings after studying aftermath of 2010 earthquake in Chile Most severe earthquakes take place beneath the seafloor. For a l...
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Greenpeace finds farmed fish like salmon and trout to be contaminated with pesticides

by DiveSSI - 16th December 2016
Farmed fish is heavily contaminated with the chemical ethoxyquin, according to a laboratory study carried out by Greenpeace on fish products like ...
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Oil spills and sunlight not a good mix for fish

by DiveSSI - 13th December 2016
Exposure to sunlight in the event of an oil spill lowers the survival rates of fish that live near the surface during their larval stage. This wa...
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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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Great Barrier Reef suffers largest loss of corals ever

by DiveSSI - 2nd December 2016
Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, with the northern part being the worst affected area. Thi...
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Applications open for DAN USA internship

by DiveSSI - 29th November 2016
Work will involve review of 1,000 autopsies of diving fatalities The American organisation Divers Alert Network (DAN) is offering a three-month ...
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Juvenile splitnose rockfish siblings do not just go with the flow

by DiveSSI - 23rd November 2016
Research at Oregon State University shows that a splitnose rockfish’s (Sebastes diploproa) offspring stick together in groups from the time they a...
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LED Lights: Lighting up the deep seas

by DiveSSI - 15th November 2016
GEOMAR team wins first prize at ideas competition Two staff members of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel were awarded the top ...
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Tsunami research: Reconstructing the lateral collapse of a volcano

by DiveSSI - 14th November 2016
Flank collapses of volcanic islands produce massive landslides Volcanic eruptions can cause destructive tsunamis. As part of an expedition, marine...
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Hi-tech camouflage in the ocean depths

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2016
Playing hide-and-seek in the ocean depths A new study by Duke University and Smithsonian Institution has shown that midwater crustaceans (hyperiid...
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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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Rising temperatures disrupt fish behaviour

by DiveSSI - 1st November 2016
Fish's sense of sight, smell and hearing becomes impaired due to rising carbon dioxide levels The survival instincts of fish have been impaired by ...
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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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Magic nights of coral spawning

by Carin - 24th October 2016
On certain nights, around full moon, corals have their tryst of love. Diving on such a night is a lifetime experience and this is not overstated at...
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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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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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Authorities reassure that Great Barrier Reef “not dead”

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2016
The largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, has been greatly affected by coral bleaching but it is by no means dead. ...
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Corals can influence microbes in their environment

by DiveSSI - 17th October 2016
Researchers have discovered that despite their static nature, corals do exert some influence on the microbes in the environment around them. This...
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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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12th Symposium on diving medicine at Hannover Medical School (MHH), Hannover

by DiveSSI - 14th October 2016
Sharing knowledge to save lives Diving accidents occasionally occur in the sport of scuba diving. With every new accident, questions are raised as...
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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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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 whalingConservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Iceland had s...
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New measurements indicate greater mass loss from Greenland ice sheet than previous thought

by DiveSSI - 27th September 2016
Amount of annual ice loss actually 272 Giga tonsThe loss of ice mass from the Greenland ice sheet is greater than previously thought, says a team of ...
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Visit the German Oceanographic Museum and Ozeaneum Stralsund on Google Arts & Culture

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2016
Experience natural history in virtual realitySeven German organisations are the latest addition to Google Arts & Culture's natural history exhibit...
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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 the upper layers (from the surface to 100 feet d...
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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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Bioherm structure at Great Barrier Reef three times larger than expected

by DiveSSI - 2nd September 2016
New research has revealed the existence of vast fields comprising circular mounds in the north of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) – in essence, it is a...
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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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Drastic cuts in fishing quotas needed to prevent collapse of cod stocks in Baltic

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2016
The cod crisis is ‛homemade’The future of fishing in the Baltic Sea is on the line. Scientists are recommending a 87-percent reduction in fishing ...
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Rising water temperatures and ocean acidification affect planktonic organisms

by DiveSSI - 14th August 2016
For the first time, scientists have proven that ocean acidification and rising sea temperatures adversely affects the fatty acid composition of copepo...
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Can corals sustain themselves against falling pH values?

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2016
GEOMAR scientists examine internal pH values of corals in Papua New Guinea Tropical corals of the genus Porites have the ability to adjust their inte...
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Phantom hydrothermal vents in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2016
Research explain how organisms move between hydrothermal ventsHighly specialised communities form at the hydrothermal vents in the deep sea. These com...
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Ecological consequences of deep-sea mining highlighted at ISA Session

by DiveSSI - 29th July 2016
Scientists call for more protection and monitoring neededIn July 2016, at the 22nd Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Kingston, Ja...
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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 much larger role in the Arctic food web than pr...
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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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Atlantic: EU bans bottom trawling in deep sea

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2016
Ruling brings forth better protection for oceansAfter four years of negotiation, the EU has imposed a ban on bottom trawling in the deep-sea regions o...
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Coral reefs need good bacteria to survive

by DiveSSI - 8th July 2016
Scientists investigate bacterial communities on reefsGood bacteria may be essential to maintaining the health of coral reefs, enabling the corals to w...
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Greenpeace cleans up beaches of Spitsbergen

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2016
Remote places no longer untouched by trashGreenpeace activists have picked up an assortment of oceanic trash that have washed up on the beaches of the...
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Lionfish invades Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 4th July 2016
Invasive species threatens natural biodiversityDue to the Mediterranean Sea’s rising temperatures, the lionfish (Pterois miles) has managed to invad...
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Coral reefs vulnerable to climate change

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2016
Global index of thermal stress has tripled since the late 19th centuryOver the last two years, the massive coral bleaching taking place at many of the...
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Gulf Stream: Scientists calculate path of Greenland meltwater

by DiveSSI - 24th June 2016
Increasing meltwater affects salinity of Gulf Stream The salinity in the waters around Greenland plays an major role in driving the Gulf Stream in th...
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Prince Albert II of Monaco to receive prestigious German Ocean Award in September

by DiveSSI - 20th June 2016
CIESM Congress to convene in Germany for the first timeAs President of the Mediterranean Science Commission (Commission Internationale pour l'Explorat...
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