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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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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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Futuristic diving helmet designed with augmented reality

by DiveSSI - 13th June 2016
Real-time data projected in diver's field of visionUS Navy divers may soon be wearing helmets equipped with a futuristic display showing them hi-resol...
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Year of Science 2016*2017: Seas and Oceans opens

by DiveSSI - 9th June 2016
More funds to be allocated to oceanic research In the coming years, the focus of research will be on The Future Oceans, said Federal Research Minis...
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First global agreement against illegal fishing takes effect

by DiveSSI - 7th June 2016
Thirty countries implement measures to shut out stocks derived from illegal fishingOn 5 June 2016, the world's first international binding agreement a...
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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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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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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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How does seawater density affect cold-water coral reefs in Europe?

by DiveSSI - 25th May 2016
Data gathered by the paleoceanographers shows that cold-water corals off the coast of Europe require a specific density of seawater to thrive. However...
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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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James Cook’s ship found off Rhode Island

by DiveSSI - 18th May 2016
In 1778, thirteen ships had been sunk by British forces in the Newport Harbour off Rhode Island during the American Revolution. Today, researchers hav...
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Brandenburg’s Diving for Conservation project nominated for European Natura 2000 Award

by DiveSSI - 9th May 2016
The Brandenburg project “Diving for Conservation” has been nominated for the European Natura 2000 Award by the European Commission. Jointly manage...
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Baby fish less stressed when large predators are around

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2016
Stress levels in baby fish can be reduced by slightly more than one-third in the presence of large predatory fish, as the latter would scare off mediu...
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Fish distracted by motorboat noise become easy prey

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2016
In areas where motorboats regularly operate, prey fishes have a higher tendency of being caught and eaten by other marine animals. This was the concl...
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Beluga II makes waves against plastic waste

by DiveSSI - 21st April 2016
Since April 16th, the Greenpeace ship Beluga II has been underway on a new journey to publicise the growing threat of plastic trash and microplastic...
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Learn about our oceans on board a ship

by DiveSSI - 20th April 2016
The exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft will host the new "Seas and Oceans" exhibition, under the Year of Science 2016/17. On board are numerous exhibit...