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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 exhibits,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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)…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 invade and…
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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…
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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…
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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'Exploration…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…