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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...
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17th century dress preserved in pristine condition

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2016
In 2014, members of a diving club on Texel Island in the Netherlands found sunken treasure in a shipwreck off the coast of the island. The “treasur...
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Researchers discover Arctic climatic conditions during the late Miocene era

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2016
An international team of scientists led by the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research has managed to shed some ...
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German Oceanographic Museum turns spotlight on cephalopods for 2016

by DiveSSI - 2nd April 2016
This year, step into the fascinating world of cephalopods, at the German Oceanographic Museum's Meeresmuseum and Ozeaneum. That's because 2016 is dedi...
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Tsunami risk at Mount Etna? Scientists install geodetic network at the foot of Europe’s largest volcano

by DiveSSI - 29th March 2016
Measurements taken by satellites indicate that the eastern flank of Mount Etna is slowly sliding into the Ionian Sea. However, these measurements only...
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SeaWorld halts orca breeding programme

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2016
SeaWorld will stop its breeding programme for orcas with immediate effect, said its CEO Joel Manby last week. This means that the orcas currently livi...
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Environment groups call for more effective marine protection

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2016
German environmental organisations have called for a more effective level of marine protection in the North and Baltic Sea by Federal Minister of Food...
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Solution to plastic trash found… in trash

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2016
Scientists from the Kyoto Institute of Technology have discovered a bacteria that can break down the widely used plastic material polyethylene terepht...
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ROV discovers new deepsea octopod species

by DiveSSI - 10th March 2016
The mysteries of the deep sea became a little more enchanting when the somewhat errie image of a small octopod turned up on the monitors during a NO...
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Join forces with Sea Shepherd and fight marine crime

by DiveSSI - 8th March 2016
Have you ever gone diving and saw something illegal taking place? Perhaps some poaching occurring in a marine park, or a ship wantonly dumping waste m...
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Scientists explore new underwater volcano in submersible

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2016
A team of scientists embarked on a recent expedition off the coast of El Hierro to examine a new submarine volcano. The scientists, hailing from the...
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WTO weakens dolphin conservation efforts in the US

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2016
Following a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at the end of 2015, some tuna products in the US claiming to be dolphin-safe may turn out t...
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Greenpeace measures radioactivity caused by Fukushima nuclear disaster

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2016
Together with an international team of radiation experts, Greenpeace is currently at Fukushima, measuring the amount of radioactive contamination st...
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Four newly discovered species of flatworms named

by DiveSSI - 24th February 2016
The number of animal species known to us just been increased by four, thanks to MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) molecular biologist...
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24-hour diving event returns to Maldivian resort

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2016
Come 25 April 2016, guests at the Angsana Ihura in the Maldives can take part in a special 24-hour scuba diving event organised to commemorate the 1...
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Egyptian diver to break world record for deepest scuba dive

by DiveSSI - 18th February 2016
Egyptian diver Wael Omar is thinking big. Not only does he want to break the current world record for the deepest scuba dive of about 332.35 metres,...
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Current environment spells bad news for coralline red algae

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2016
Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increased ocean acidification is having a detrimental effect on the growth of coralline red...
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Five shark pups born in shark nursery in Germany

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2016
Five blacktip reef sharks were born at the Sea Life Oberhausen Aquarium during the early hours of February 3rd. This was after many weeks of antic...
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Scientists develop digital method of mapping coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 9th February 2016
Climate change has affected many parts of the world, giving rise to ocean acidification in the oceans. Scientists have now developed a faster way of...
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“Seas and Oceans” theme for Year of Science 2016/17

by DiveSSI - 5th February 2016
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the Year of Science 2016/17, with the motto “Seas and Oceans – discovering, usin...
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Fight against illegal fishing continues

by DiveSSI - 3rd February 2016
NGOs call for more rigorous implementation of legislation Despite the European Union's efforts to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported ...
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Microplastics found in fish stocks from North and Baltic Seas

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2016
Seabirds aren't the only animals that are threatened by the bane of microplastics. In two separate studies, scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institu...
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Orcas prefer salmon on their plate

by DiveSSI - 31st January 2016
An endangered population of wild killer whales in the Salish Sea (between Vancouver Island and Washington State) have been found to consume a diet o...
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Fish Advisor app from Greenpeace

by DiveSSI - 29th January 2016
The latest edition of the Fish Advisor app from Greenpeace has just been served up, appearing both as a printed guide and an app. The guidebook and...
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Ocean Film Tour Volume 3

by DiveSSI - 25th January 2016
Back on its third voyage, the International Ocean Film Tour sets sail this March with the year's best documentaries about ocean adventures and the e...
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Return to Denmark’s Ærøsund – Sunken ferry has become thriving artificial reef

by DiveSSI - 18th January 2016
On 5 October 2014, Denmark's last train ferry was sunk in a controlled scuttling at the South Funen Archipelago, off the coast of Svendborg, Denmark. ...
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New insights into outcome of methane released at seafloor

by DiveSSI - 14th January 2016
A crater at the bottom of the North Sea has yielded fresh insights into the fate of methane released at the seafloor. Publishing their findings in ...
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The case of the shrinking sea giants

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2016
An international collaborative study has uncovered the truth: that the sizes of many larger-than-life marine creatures have been exaggerated. The ...
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Tougher security measures for passenger ships in Maldives

by DiveSSI - 7th January 2016
Due to the increasing number of shipping accidents in the Maldives, the government has announced stricter safety regulations for boats and ships, wa...
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The Hydra – the key to everlasting life?

by DiveSSI - 18th December 2015
Studying the freshwater polyp that can regenerate damaged cells The principle that all living things grow old eventually has always been a fact of l...
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Underwater drone that allows remote filming in the works

by DiveSSI - 15th December 2015
Welcome to the world of hands-free underwater filming, in the form of an autonomous, wireless underwater drone camera called iBubble. Currently bein...
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Plans for underwater tennis courts off coast of Dubai

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2015
Anyone for underwater tennis? This unusual concept may indeed become a reality one day, specifically in the Persian Gulf, offshore near the Burj al ...
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San Jose wreck with billion dollar bounty found

by DiveSSI - 7th December 2015
Columbian president announces discovery via Twitter “Gran noticia: ¡Encontramos el Galeon San José!”. This was the simple announcement by Co...
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Thistlegorm to take a “break” in January

by DiveSSI - 1st December 2015
HEPCA takes action to protect wreck For 15 days in January 2016, the famous Thistlegorm wreck in the Red Sea will be closed to divers. This is to...
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The sunken art of Museo Atlántico Lanzarote

by DiveSSI - 27th November 2015
Come 1 January 2017, Europe's first underwater museum – Museo Atlántico Lanzarote – will open with more than 300 sculptures beneath the wav...
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Güímar: A hotspot for underwater photography – competition winners announced!

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2015
The winners of the international photo competition Open Fotosub Tenerife Güímar 2015 have been announced. Now in its sixth year, the competitio...
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25 years on: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary celebrates

by DiveSSI - 23rd November 2015
On 16 November 2015, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary celebrated its 25th anniversary. The large marine reserve, covering 2,900 square nau...
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More species added to IUCN’s Red List

by DiveSSI - 19th November 2015
Climate change may indeed cause the demise of many animal and plant species worldwide. This is the conclusion of the latest update to The IUCN Red L...
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Electric Eels – complex hunters

by DiveSSI - 17th November 2015
Electric eels are the most remarkable predators of the animal kingdom. They kill their prey with electric shocks as high as 600 volts…but t...
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Colossal visibility amidst seawater with low nutrient content at Easter Island

by DiveSSI - 10th November 2015
Located in the south-eastern Pacific, Easter Island is best known for their stone Moai statues that are up to 1,000 years old. Besides this, the isl...
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Launch of ‘Beneath the Waves’ photo gallery

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2015
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke once said, "How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean" Perhaps, if ...
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Is “marine noise” for long-term predictions necessary?

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2015
Daily fluctuations in the sea surface temperature in the mid-latitudes influence the long-temporal variability in the atmosphere. Hence, the state of...
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Scientists highlight threat to oceans before major climate change conference

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2015
To safeguard the future survival of our planet and ocean, ambitious climate objectives and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions are needed, said ...
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Floating summer school sets sail for Cape Town

by DiveSSI - 30th October 2015
Yesterday, 29 October 2015, the research ship Polarstern left its home port of Bremerhaven with 32 students from 19 countries. It will sail to Cape To...
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Plastic trash makes its way to the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 28th October 2015
Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) has shown that for the first time, plastic waste h...
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Indonesia’s West Papua to be world’s first conservation province

by DiveSSI - 26th October 2015
The Indonesian province of West Papua has been declared a conservation province — the first of its kind in Indonesia and worldwide. The designation ...
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Service ratings in the tourism industry since 2009

by DiveSSI - 22nd October 2015
Central Europe, particularly the German-language countries, have long been world champions in travelling, until China won over this unofficial title...