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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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Huge cold water coral mountains under water

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2018
International research team examines coral reefs off Mauritania

On a length of about 400 kilometres, the seabed in front of the coast of Maurit...
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Reproduction: Size matters!

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2018
Fishing pressure can change the mating behaviour of lobsters

If you have a large selection of sexual partners, lobster women choose males with ...
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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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Wreck diving in Cyprus

by DiveSSI - 29th March 2018
Zenobia - a dormant giant

Her reputation is legendary. Experienced wreck divers count them among the ten most beautiful wrecks worldwide. Of co...
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Diving the underwater geyser

by DiveSSI - 28th March 2018
A very special dive site in Iceland

Our dive trip starts on a chartered cutter. At the dive site we start with a big step overboard into the wa...
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Increased CO2 content affects the hunting behaviour of squid

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2018
Ocean acidification in the sea has an impact on the behaviour of cephalopods

Blake Spady of the ARC Center for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) a...
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First time live deep-sea frogfish filmed

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2018
Video shows swimming behaviour of a self-luminous fanfin monkfish

For the first time ever a deep-sea frogfish of the family Caulophrynidae coul...
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Ocean acidification: herring could benefit

by DiveSSI - 25th March 2018
Studies show complex effects of carbon dioxide on fish stocks

The larvae of many fish species are sensitive to ocean acidification - studi...
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Ocean circulation in winter influenced by warm summers

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2018
Researchers show the influence of fresh water on deep water formation

In the North Atlantic cold water sinks in winter from the sea surface int...
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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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Ocean acidification harms the entire ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2018
Acidification of the seas only creates losers

From the tropical seas to the Arctic Ocean: The increasing acidification of the oceans will have ...
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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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Arctic sea ice: negative record

by DiveSSI - 12th March 2018
The arctic ice cover was never smaller in a February than 2018

The Arctic sea ice is dwindling: since satellites in the 1970s have the white ca...
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Greenpeace expedition proves marine species worthy of protection in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2018
Oscar winner Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic marine reserve

Up until now unexplored parts of the Antarctic seabed harbour sensitive and thus ...
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogens

An international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of...
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Methane gas off Spitsbergen: climate change is innocent

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2018
New study identifies post-glacial processes as the cause

For years, methane sources on the seabed have been observed in the Arctic Sea off Spit...
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Increased deoxygenation of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2018
A new study reveals dangers, but also solutions
 
The areas of extreme oxygen depletion are growing both in the open ocean and in coastal a...
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Starting coral restoration sooner or when will it be too late…?

by diveSSI - 27th February 2018
Many of us have witnessed with our own eyes the threats coral reefs are facing today: pollution and destruction of reefs, coral bleaching, t...
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WWF appeals against MSC certification of tuna fisheries

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2018
Efficient fishing method leads to massive bycatch of juvenile fish and sharks

Tuna is a difficult case for green consumers - too many stocks ar...
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Deep-sea octopus: Dumbo filmed hatching

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2018
Scientists examine a newly hatched dumbo octopus

With their big fins Dumbo octopods (Grimpoteuthis) remind of the giant ears of Disney's elepha...
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Rising water temperatures change the habitats of lobsters

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2018
American lobsters migrate to deeper waters and move northward

Rising temperatures at the bottom of the Atlantic force American lobsters (H. ame...
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Researchers are reconstructing the history of the sea level

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2018
Fossil coral reefs as a key to 6000 years of development

The sea level rises according to current forecasts between 80 and 180 centimetres by t...
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Green turtle” in oil”

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2018
East China Sea: Oil spill from tanker "Sanchi" is spreading

The oil spill of tanker "Sanchi" sunk in the East China Sea in mid-January 2018 con...
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Deep-sea mining has serious consequences for marine ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2018
Concrete measures required to protect marine environment

Increasing globalization and the greater use of high-tech materials has increased the...
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Nanoplastics in the sea causes brain damage in fish

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2018
Smallest plastic particles in the food chain

A study by the University of Lund in Sweden shows that plastic particles in the water can eventual...
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Diving safety and rescue

by DiveSSI - 12th February 2018
Stress & Rescue. Rescue Diver. Diving Safety & Rescue. Some names of different dive organisations for their “Rescue courses” that should h...
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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...
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Mission to save river dolphins in Amazon

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2017
WWF expedition equips river dolphins with trackers for the first time

The river dolphins of the Amazon are extremely rare and are among the...
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Methane as basic food: Special ecosystem discovered in Mexico’s water caves

by DiveSSI - 2nd December 2017
Methane forms foundation of the food chain in caves of Yucatan

In subterranean rivers and caves on the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula, scienti...
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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, i...
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Freediving allows divers to be one with the sea

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2017
Euro-Divers to offer freediving from 2018

Divers can enter the water either in full gear or without any gear, and be armed with just a sing...
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The end of a diving instructor’s career

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2017
A severe diving accident - but why?

In September 2015, the German diving instructor Matthias U. was on a diving vacation in Safaga in the R...
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Malta/Gozo: Photographic Competition,

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2017
The Blue Dolphin of Malta Underwater Photographic Competition, first held in 1987 will be organised for its 12th Edition in Gozo on the 09-11th Novemb...
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Newly-described “parasol” sponges graceful but deadly

by DiveSSI - 21st October 2017
Deep-sea sponges feed on small crustaceans

When most people think of sponges, they think of those in the kitchen sink or perhaps graceful b...
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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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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 Odyss...
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Diving with risk

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2017
Kuredu Island in the north of Lhaviyani Atoll (Maldives), well known for its beautiful diving spots. The island is 150 km away from Male Airport and c...
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Countering the jellyfish threat

by DiveSSI - 4th October 2017
European project focuses on finding innovative uses of jellyfish Global climate change and human impact on marine ecosystems have resulted in a dec...
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Ice-free Arctic: Increased shipping carries incalculable environmental risks

by DiveSSI - 29th September 2017
Heavy oil ban in arctic waters is the only effective measure for the protection of the environment

In view of the recently documented reducti...
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places II

by DiveSSI - 20th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight from Brisbane; yet they rem...
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places I

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight from Brisbane; yet they r...
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The Solomon Islands

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2017
Mirror-calm waters, no current and only two metres of depth, yet I am anxious and every natural instinct wants me to get out of the water. The source ...
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Deep inside the Gem

by DiveSSI - 14th September 2017
Diving the Slovak Opal Mines

The precious opal was discovered in the middle Ages and its name comes from the ancient Indian word "Upala" wh...
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Collapsed Azure Window: A new dive site is born

by DiveSSI - 6th September 2017
One of the hottest dive sites in the Mediterranean

On 8 March 2017, just before 10am, the Gozo’s world-famous landmark, the Azure Window,...
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Ban on European eel fishing in Baltic Sea proposed

by DiveSSI - 1st September 2017
EU Commission is first to include eel in catch quotas

The European eel is fighting for survival. In the last 30 years, its population has d...
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The SSI Freediving Instructor course: So many great reasons to take part!

by Carlo - 31st August 2017
SSI Freediving Instructor courses are a real step towards the professional world of teaching freediving. A moment of growth and discussion between pro...
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MSC label for “dolphin deadly” tuna

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2017
Mexico’s tuna industry ignores dolphin deaths The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel stands for sustainable fishing. However, the award wa...