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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 strandings This spring, there have been numerous strandings of sperm whales at the…
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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 vision US Navy divers may soon be wearing helmets equipped with a futuristic…
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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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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 tuna Tuna fishermen who share information with other fishermen…
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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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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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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 still present in the…
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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…
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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…
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Current environment spells bad news for coralline red algae

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2016
NGOs call for more rigorous implementation of legislation Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increased ocean acidification…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 research – which involved 25 species,…
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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…
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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…
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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 waves of Lanzarote, one…
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25 years on: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary celebrates

by DiveSSI - 23rd November 2015
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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Electric Eels – complex hunters

by DiveSSI - 17th November 2015
Vanderbilt University. Having been in South America for the last three years, Catania has studied how the electric eel uses…
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Colossal visibility amidst seawater with low nutrient content at Easter Island

by DiveSSI - 10th November 2015
in the south-eastern Pacific, Easter Island is best known for their stone Moai statues that are up to 1,000 years…
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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,…
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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.…
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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 recently. In…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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, the populations of marine animals, seabirds, reptiles…
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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…
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The COTSbot: A robot with a licence to inject

by DiveSSI - 15th September 2015
Using technology to combat starfish scourge The crown-of-thorns starfish is a real bane for coral reefs, both worldwide and specifically…
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Japan starts hunt of minke whales in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2015
Scientific? Whale Hunt Japan’s Ministry of Fisheries have announced the start of the annual hunt for minke whales off the…
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The Maldives Takes Top Spot As Top Island Destination

by DiveSSI - 25th August 2015
Dive Destinations Are Top Spots For Travellers Mallorca has always been known as a favourite holiday island destination in Europe.…