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Conservation round-up 2016

by DiveSSI - 31st December 2016
The winners and losers 2016 has not been a good year for the great apes, lions, giraffes or vaquitas, according…
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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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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…
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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…
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8 Reasons Why Freediving Is So Amazing

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2020
Few things can make you feel as free and at one with the world around you as freediving. The act…
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DEEP Indonesia 2020

by DiveSSI - 6th April 2020
UW Photo-Contest with hundreds of photographers from all of the worldDivePhotoGuide and Wetpixel are proud to announce the winners of…
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The secret life of the sponges

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2020
Time-lapse photos expose movementsYou might think that deep-sea sponges are about as active as cleaning sponges. But this is not…
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Lanzarote: Angel Shark Project

by DiveSSI - 10th February 2020
The Canary Islands are the home of the Angelshark, and if you want to meet this beautiful shark species, you…
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Stop Finning – Stop the Trade

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2020
European Citizens' Initiative against shark finning SHARKPROJECT and many other NGOs support the demands of the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Finning…
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Partnership between SSI China and Hunan International Economics University Diving Association

by DiveSSI - 2nd January 2020
SSI China and Hunan International Economics University Diving Association start partnership. The Hunan International Economics University in Changsha is the…
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Canary Islands declared Hope Spot

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2019
Better protection for important marine area During the world climate conference in Madrid, the waters between Tenerife and La Gomera…
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Blue boats are reef robbers – the new maritime threat for the Asia Pacific?

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2019
Illegal fishing on a large scale by Vietnamese wooden boatsA flotilla of Vietnamese fishing boats with crews working in harsh…
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Impact of climate change threatens ocean life

by DiveSSI - 6th December 2019
New Greenpeace report calls for global action to save the oceansLarge parts of the oceans could soon fail in their…
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Dead Whale found in Scotland full of Plastic Trash

by DiveSSI - 4th December 2019
Plastic pollution of the seas is increasingly threatening marine mammalsA sperm whale did and stranded on the Scottish Isle of…
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Climate change: Nemo in trouble

by DiveSSI - 3rd December 2019
Clown fish can not adapt to rapid environmental changesThe well-liked anemonefish, which became popular through the films "Finding Nemo" and…
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Marine mammals threatened worldwide

by DiveSSI - 1st December 2019
World Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4, 2019On the occasion of the World Wildlife Conservation Day on December 4, 2019,…
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Hawaii: Scuba divers document state of corals

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2019
Scientists rely on the help of scuba divers and snorkelers Between 2014 and 2015, roundabout 50 to 90 percent of…
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Baltic Sea: Mine blasting in the marine reserve kills porpoises

by DiveSSI - 25th November 2019
Dramatic environmental damage in the FehmarnbeltIn August 2019, the German navy blew up 42 ground mines in the German Baltic…
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Diving in Watamu Marine National Park!

by DiveSSI - 12th November 2019
Kenya's coast is long, the area around the place Watamu of which is the most scenic. Also, off the coast…
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No marine reserve in the Antarctic Weddell Sea

by DiveSSI - 4th November 2019
International commission for protecting marine life in Antarctica has failed for the eighth consecutive time to create a marine parkThe…
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Demonstrating for better protection of endangered shark species

by DiveSSI - 21st October 2019
Fishing in the Atlantic kills 25,000 endangered mako sharks each yearAgainst the capture of tens of thousands of endangered sharks…
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Sunlight Breaks Down Polystyrene Faster Than Expected

by DiveSSI - 15th October 2019
Certain plastics are decomposed by sunlightA study published by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene,…
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Lack of marine protection in Europe

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2019
WWF report: EU misses goals to protect marine biodiversityA new WWF report shows significant deficiencies in the protection of Europe's…
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Baltic Sea: strictly protected reefs in the Fehmarn Belt

by DiveSSI - 10th September 2019
NABU: planned Fehmarn Belt tunnel now has one more problemReefs instead of sandy soil: The NABU has presented biotope mapping…
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Coral reefs are endangered but still can be saved

by DiveSSI - 15th August 2019
The world's largest study investigates endangered coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific The world's largest coordinated study on coral reefs has…
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Granted mining licenses for one million square kilometers of seabed

by DiveSSI - 5th August 2019
Greenpeace Report: Deep-sea mining threatens marine ecosystemsThe planned large-scale mining of manganese nodules in the deep sea threatens to destroy…
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Deep-sea snail on the Red List of Threatened Species for the first time

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2019
The scaly-foot snail occurs only in three places in the Indian OceanThe World Conservation Organization (IUCN) published an update of…
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Love Indonesia ? Here are 11 Must-dive Indonesian Dive Destinations

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2019
Indonesia, one of the best-loved liveaboard diving destinations in the world, has so much to offer it can be overwhelming…
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Rays threatened with extinction

by DiveSSI - 24th July 2019
Update to the Red ListThe largest extinction of species since the disappearance of dinosaurs continues. It is the fault of…
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Gulf of California classified as a threatened world heritage

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2019
Vaquitas: The world's smallest whale is critically endangeredThe World Heritage Committee has followed the advice of the IUCN and has…
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Squid: profiteers of climate change?

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2019
Cuttlefish are resistant to ocean acidificationCuttlefish will probably survive climate change and can thrive even in the worst scenarios of…
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From the surface to the seabed: Microplastics

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2019
Highest concentration of plastic particles at depths of 200 to 600 metersA newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports…
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Small reef fish live fast and die young

by DiveSSI - 3rd June 2019
Cryptobenthic fish are the cornerstone of the ecosystemNew research has shown that the short life and violent deaths of some…
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Algae bloom kills farmed salmon in Norway

by DiveSSI - 2nd June 2019
So-called "killer gene" in northern Norway threatens aquacultureMalignant bloom of the alga Chrysochromulina leadbeateri, which is widespread on the Norwegian…
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Canary Islands: whale watching instead of dolphinariums

by DiveSSI - 21st May 2019
WDC encourages travelers to avoid dolphinariumsThere are a total of four dolphinariums in the Canary Islands that hold seven orcas…
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Marine Diversity in Danger

by DiveSSI - 15th May 2019
Half of the coral reefs are already lost - AWI expert on the importance of marine biodiversityThe oceans have a…
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South Africa: Death trap for dolphins defused

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2019
Baited hooks instead of Shark netThe most dangerous shark net at the coast of South Africa has been dismantled. For…
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Gillnets endanger harbour porpoises of the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2019
Experts demand strict protectionThe protection status of the inner Baltic Sea porpoises has recently not been included in the list…
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Donation Campaign at the Boot Show 2019

by DiveSSI - 24th April 2019
Mission Deep Blue merchandise as donation campaign At the BOOT show earlier this year, SSI introduced the Mission Deep Blue…
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For the protection of the seas: Expedition from pole to pole

by DiveSSI - 16th April 2019
Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" is on a one-year expeditionFor the protection of the high seas, the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" set off…
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The open seas needs large protected areas

by DiveSSI - 8th April 2019
UN negotiates offshore protection in New YorkHow is it possible that a network of protected areas can protect at least…
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Plastic in the sea costs billions

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2019
Researchers estimate economic damage of plastic pollution The plastic waste in our seas not only severely damages our environment but…
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Right Whale in Distress: New Report on the Threat of the North Atlantic Right Whale

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2019
Stock of the North Atlantic Right Whale has shrunk to 411 copiesThe North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is a…
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Sylt: NABU files EU complaint against offshore wind farm

by DiveSSI - 2nd April 2019
Immediate protection measures for seabirds urgently neededNABU has formally filed a complaint at the European Commission against the Federal Republic…
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17 Shark Species Now Face Extinction

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2019
Updated IUCN Red List lists threatened sharks The Shark Specialist Group (SSG) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has published…
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Corals suffer due to salinity fluctuation

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2019
Reduced salinity of seawater has devastating effects on coralsRecent studies show that drastic changes in salinity in the sea, e.g.…
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Uncontrollable plastic flood

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2019
UN environmental summit ends without effective agreement on plastic waste The UN Environment Conference in Nairobi ended on Friday, March…
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Scientists support climate movement “Fridays for Future”

by DiveSSI - 13th March 2019
Scientists4future : Joint statement signed by over 12,000 scientists up to nowIn a joint statement, more than 12,000 scientists from…