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Congratulations to the 2016 SSI Master Diver Challenge Winners!

by DiveSSI - 16th June 2017
We are pleased to announce Tom Lynch and Jody Hart as the winners of our 2016 Master Diver Challenge! The next SSI Master Diver Challenge drawing...
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Remaining vaquitas still threatened by extinction

by DiveSSI - 13th June 2017
New agreement imposes permanent ban on gillnets

The vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean, remains under the threat of extinction.
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The Ocean Conference 2017

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2017
Delegates to discuss solutions for marine waste, overfishing and habitat destruction

In New York, The Ocean Conference, an inaugural UN sum...
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Solving the mystery of floating rocks

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2017
Scientists have discovered how rocks can float

Some rocks can float on water for years at a time, forming miles-long debris patches that drif...
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Scientists discover new facts about colored organic matter in deep ocean

by DiveSSI - 26th May 2017
Picocyanobacteria found to be major cause of it

About half of atmospheric carbon dioxide is fixed by ocean's phytoplankton, mainly picocyano...
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Effects of methane seepage less than ocean absorption of carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th May 2017
International researchers investigate gas emissions in Arctic

Large quantities of the greenhouse gas methane are trapped in the Arctic seabe...
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Scientists on quest for harbour porpoises

by DiveSSI - 23rd May 2017
Wind direction determines route

Harbour porpoises are in the spotlight!

Dr Corinna Hoffmann and Alexander Holtz are very hopeful a...
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Scuba diving – the next chapter

by DiveSSI - 22nd May 2017
Meeting the expectations of older divers

By as early as 2020, 30 percent of the population will be at least 60 years old. This is a fact...
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Dive Expedition Team – VIDEO!

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 5th May 2017
To end this winter’s dive season, we would like to share our teaser video with you, wrapping up our expedition to Lake Baikal. >> FIND OUR ...
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Diving in the Grüblsee

by DiveSSI - 4th May 2017
A very special lake in the Alps

Today, we present a very special “lake”. In winter, it serves as a water storage for snow cannons; and...
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Sea Slug Tethys Fimbria

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2017
A sea slug called Tethys fimbria
 
If you are lucky to come across a Tethys fimbria when diving in the Mediterr...
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Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

by Carin - 27th April 2017
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitmen...
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Blooms of phytoplankton caused by thinning sea ice in Arctic

by DiveSSI - 26th April 2017
Melt ponds that lower ice's reflectivity another cause

Conditions under the Arctic sea ice are too dark for photosynthesis to take place, ...
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Close link discovered between deep currents and climate

by DiveSSI - 21st April 2017
GEOMAR researchers publish long-term observations from Labrador Sea

The Labrador Sea in the northwestern North Atlantic is one of the princi...
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New way of getting air and water samples

by DiveSSI - 19th April 2017
Kiel researchers use drone for first time in sample collection
 
For the first time, a drone has been successfu...
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Shrimp with large pink claw named after Pink Floyd

by DiveSSI - 13th April 2017
Claw can generate one of loudest sounds in the ocean

Another shrimp in the wall...

With its large brightly pink claw, it isn't surp...
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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 ...
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Lack of funds and staff prevent Marine Protected Areas from fulfilling full potential

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2017
Shortfalls in manpower and funding prevented many MPAs from fulfilling their objectives

Although Marine Protected Areas appear to be the id...
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Coral activate specific genes in stressful conditions

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2017
Genes in corals help to predict whether the corals are experiencing stress

Scientists recently discovered a group of genes in corals that can h...
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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 999

Norwegian fisheries minister Per Sandberg wants to double the recently increased catch ...
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Reducing plastic waste at sea

by DiveSSI - 21st March 2017
NABU, politicians and businesses work together to find solutions  

The problem of plastic waste in the oceans is massive. Every yea...
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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 o...
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DAN Europe Research Internship in Malta

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2017
Internship starts in July 2017

Young people interested in diving medicine and physiology, biomedical engineering and research are invited to...
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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 bi...
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Growing corals along the Riviera Maya

by Carin - 6th March 2017
A unique project has its headquarters in Puerto Morelos: scientists, aquarists, local stakeholders and authorities work together to restore Mexico'...
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Scientists quantify the state of global oceanic de-oxygenation

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2017
Global change leads to rising ocean temperatures and less oxygen

The current global change leads to rising ocean temperatures and changes in...
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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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Diving mecca in Mozambique devastated by tropical storm

by DiveSSI - 24th February 2017
Online appeal for donations gets underway

On the night of 16 to 17 February 2017, the coastal strip around the Mozambican provincial capital...
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Creating unique photographic moments in the pool

by DiveSSI - 24th February 2017
Underwater shooting over a parachute.

With a big step, Katharina slides onto the water under the silver reflective surface. After a few secon...
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Day 9 and 10 – Heavy to handle

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 23rd February 2017
The day started the same as usual, but just up to the point where we loaded up our 4x4’s, because the plan on day 9 was to head back to Irkutsk wi...
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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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Southern Italy: Active tectonic plates puts region at risk

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2017
International research team publishes latest seafloor maps

Tectonically, the Mediterranean is very active and faces the threat of natural ...
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Day 8 – The last walk under the ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 21st February 2017
This morning we woke up with a smile in our faces since we knew it would be a fantastic day, but also with some sadness and melancholy because we knew...
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How North Atlantic became a “heat pirate”

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2017
International researchers discover development of ocean currents

The Gulf Stream transports ocean heat across the Atlantic towards the nor...
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Day 7 – rEvo Rebreather and recreational dive equipment under the ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 20th February 2017
All team members are getting used to the schedule: 7:30am meeting and packing up the equipment – 8:00am breakfast – 8:30am loading the trucks a...
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Day 6 – Earthquake underwater?

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 19th February 2017
Do you remember? Yesterday’s dive spot was great. So nice that we decided to go to the north tip of Olkohn, Kohboy, again. Olkohn became connect...
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Day 5 – Cracked ice and some troubles at Khoboy

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 18th February 2017
Today we headed north to the sharp tip of the Island of Olkhon. While the thermometer was showing a milder temperature of "just" -18°C, the way we ...
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Day 4 – Dive Sessions on Oltrek Island

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 17th February 2017
Finally we got under the ice today! The morning got off to a challenging start since the temperature dropped below -28°C. Everything started slo...
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Day 3 – Arrival in Khuzhir on Olchon Island

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 16th February 2017
Today we left our cozy, comfy hotel in Irkutsk. Lake Baikal was the final destination and the village Khuzhir on Olchon Island will be our home for t...
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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 pol...
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Day 2 – First steps on the ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 15th February 2017
After being in a safe harbor with a comfy bed and a great intercontinental breakfast still in Irkutsk, we headed south to get in contact with some ice...
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Day 1 – Arrival at Irkutsk

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 14th February 2017
The first day on site was challenging for all team members. A 7,000km flight in Economy Class through 7 time zones had messed up everybody's mutual co...
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Expedition to Antarctica’s glaciers

by DiveSSI - 13th February 2017
Research will improve forecasts for global sea levels

How has alternating warm and cold time periods affected the West Antarctic Ice Sheet...
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The MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team is ready to set off…

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 12th February 2017
Time flies... We all met just 3 weeks ago during BOOT Show to coordinate the final details for our Lake Baikal expedition. Everybody was eager...
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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...
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Amazon Reef photographed for the first time

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2017
Greenpeace explores the newly discovered reef

Off the Brazilian coast, where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean, researchers discov...
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Director of acclaimed Sharkwater dies in dive accident

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2017
He had been in Florida to film sequel

Rob Stewart caught the world's attention in 2006 with his award-winning documentary Sharkwater, in whi...
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Making sense of the plankton puzzle

by DiveSSI - 3rd February 2017
Scientists call on public to help in compilation

In the course of their research work, marine biologists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Oc...