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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...
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Sustainable fishing helps both animals and people, says WWF on World Food Day

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2015
On World Food Day on October 16th, the WWF reiterated its warning about the impact of overfishing on man and nature. “We eat the seas empty. The ...
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South American meeting ends with fresh protection measures for the La Palta dolphin

by DiveSSI - 15th October 2015
At a recent working meeting of the Franciscana consortium in Brazil, researchers and government officials have decided to implement measures to safegu...
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Fotoforum Award 2016

by DiveSSI - 13th October 2015
The Fotoforum Magazine is calling for entries for its Fotoforum Award 2016, on the theme of animals. All photographers (including underwater photog...
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Scientists discover spawning ground of Pacific eels

by DiveSSI - 9th October 2015
To learn more about the migration and spawning grounds of eels in the Pacific (specifically those in Vanuatu in the South Pacific), zoologist Robert S...
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Divers find sunken treasure during clean-up exercise

by DiveSSI - 7th October 2015
On September 26th, when conducting a clean-up exercise at Wellington Harbour in New Zealand, volunteer divers from 99 Crew Dive came across sunken tre...
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Whale stranded in shallow waters of well-Wiek

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2015
The Sowerby’s beaked whale, which appeared on the coast of Mecklenburg in the well-Wiek, a bay on the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in lat...
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First 3-D look at an underwater canyon

by DiveSSI - 29th September 2015
For the first time, researchers managed to capture three-dimensional images of an underwater canyon. The star of this project was Whittard Canyon i...
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EU Commission to raise maximum limits for mercury in fish products

by DiveSSI - 23rd September 2015
Easing of restrictions may affect public healthThe European Commission is planning to raise the limitations of mercury in fish. This was revealed in ...
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Latest Living Blue Planet Report sounds alarm bells for the world’s oceans

by DiveSSI - 21st September 2015
Dramatic drop in biodiversity The biodiversity of the oceans is decreasing. On average, thepopulations of marine animals, seabirds, reptiles and fish...
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Free webinar on diving and smoking

by DiveSSI - 17th September 2015
We all know that smoking is an unhealthy habit. Besides incurring the health risks, every smoker voluntarily sacrifices seven to ten years of his or...
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The COTSbot: A robot with a licence to inject

by DiveSSI - 15th September 2015
Using technology to combat starfish scourgeThe crown-of-thorns starfish is a real bane for coral reefs, bothworldwide and specifically in Australia. T...
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Japan starts hunt of minke whales in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2015
Scientific? Whale HuntJapan’s Ministry of Fisheries have announced the start of the annualhunt for minke whales off the coast of Hokkaido, for “sc...
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More treasures recovered from 19th century Spanish wreck

by DiveSSI - 3rd September 2015
A 80cm long cannon was among the treasures recovered from a 19thcentury Spanish wreck off the southern coast of Portugal. Othersalvaged items like a g...
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Huge Coral Reef Discovered Off Southern Australia

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2015
Discovery Made By ROVDiscovering a new reef doesn't happen every day. So, when theoceanographers from the Environmental Protection Agency in ParksVict...
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The Maldives Takes Top Spot As Top Island Destination

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2015
Dive Destinations Are Top Spots For TravellersMallorca has always been known as a favourite holiday islanddestination in Europe. However, according to...
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Germany’s Top Climate Scientists Explain Climate Change

by DiveSSI - 21st August 2015
Learn About Climate Change From Germany's Top Climate ScientistsA free online course about climate change and its consequences is now available at th...
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DAN Supports Hyperbaric Chamber On Nosy Be

by DiveSSI - 17th August 2015
In July 2015, Madagascar's first hyperbaric chamber became fully operational on the small island of Nosy Be, in the “Viet et Harmonie” health ce...
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Deep-Sea Research Exhibition

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2015
New Exhibition Showcases Development Of Deep-Sea Research And TechnologyIf not for technical breathing apparatus and underwater equipment, the true b...
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Tenerife Güímar Open Fotosub 2015

by DiveSSI - 10th August 2015
International Underwater Photo and Video Competition In GüímarNow in its sixth year, the international photo competition Open Fotosub Tenerife Gü...
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Ocean Acidification And Marine Communities

by DiveSSI - 5th August 2015
When Ocean Acidification Intensifies, Which Species Will Be The Ultimate Survivor?What impact does ocean acidification have on the plankton community ...
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Hydrothermal Vent Discovered In Gulf Of California

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2015
While searching for carbon emissions related to volcanic activity inthe Gulf of California, the German deep-sea research vessel Sonnediscovered a unde...
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More Than 250 Pilot Whales Slaughtered So Far In Faroe Islands

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2015
Annual Mass Slaughter Of Pilot Whales In Faroe IslandsOn 23 July 2015, more than 250 pilot whales were brutally slaughtered at the beaches of Denmark'...
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Dolphins Found To Breathe Fast And Furious

by DiveSSI - 23rd July 2015
Dolphins Can Empty Their Lungs In MillisecondsA new study has proved that dolphins are world champions in'speed-breathing', exhaling up to 137 litres ...
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Surf Ride Underwater

by DiveSSI - 20th July 2015
Hoover Get 'Hoovered' Into Oceanic AbyssIt was supposed to be another dive trip at Nakalele Point in Maui. Our troop of divers and photographers went...
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Increased Ocean Temperatures Lead to Higher Rainfall Extremes

by DiveSSI - 16th July 2015
The rise of ocean temperatures in our oceans, caused by climate change, has in turn led to more rain, according to scientists from Germany and Russi...
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Global Shark Count

by DiveSSI - 14th July 2015
Roll Call For The World's SharksEvery year, as many as 100 million sharks worldwide are killed fortheir fins and meat. This has caused severe declines...
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Experience Marine Research First-Hand

by DiveSSI - 9th July 2015
GEOMAR Open House in Kiel on 12 July 2015How dangerous is plastic waste in the ocean? How much World War II munitions is there still left in the sea?...
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Cyprus: Zenobia Week 2015

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2015
Diving a Super-Sized WreckThe Zenobia wreck is legendary. Often regarded as one of the world'sten most beautiful wrecks, it attracts divers from all o...