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Controversy in Catalonia due to the lucrative coral fishing

by DiveSSI - 22nd June 2018
The flow of moneyOften there are pure economic arguments that prevent rational decisions followed by consequences which are no longer…
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Arctic microalgae are survivalists

by DiveSSI - 12th June 2018
Microalgae communities in coastal waters remain productive under variable environmental conditionsThey are the basis of the Arctic food web -…
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The Mediterranean Sea: a focal point for plastic pollution

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2018
Tourist crowds intensify plastic problemRecord volumes of microplastics were detected in the Mediterranean, as revealed by a recent WWF report…
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Invasive ctenophora: currents as a driving force

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2018
New study shows first comprehensive inventory of European crab jellyfishFor 12 years, the Atlantic jellyfish Mnemiopsis leidyi, originating from the…
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Ear problems with water – it hits more people than you think

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2018
Whether in the summer by the sea or in the swimming pool - many people suffer from problems caused by…
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Sowing corals: how we could pave the way for effective coral reef restoration

by DiveSSI - 19th April 2018
In a study led by SECORE Internationl, scientists pioneered the development of a novel approach to simply sow coral recruits…
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Japanese whalers kill 333 whales in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 3rd April 2018
Science as an excuse for whaling for commercial reasonsAs in previous years and despite international protests, Japan also killed 333…
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Wreck diving in Cyprus

by DiveSSI - 29th March 2018
Zenobia - a dormant giantHer reputation is legendary. Experienced wreck divers count them among the ten most beautiful wrecks worldwide.…
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“License to Krill”

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2018
Greenpeace: industrial krill fishing endangers the Southern OceanThe fishing industry is jeopardizing the ecological balance of the south polar food…
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Greenpeace expedition proves marine species worthy of protection in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2018
Oscar winner Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic marine reserveUp until now unexplored parts of the Antarctic seabed harbour sensitive and…
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Starting coral restoration sooner or when will it be too late…?

by DiveSSI - 27th February 2018
Many of us have witnessed with our own eyes the threats coral reefs are facing today: pollution and destruction of…
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Deep-sea mining has serious consequences for marine ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2018
Concrete measures required to protect marine environment Increasing globalization and the greater use of high-tech materials has increased the demand…
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Methane as basic food: Special ecosystem discovered in Mexico’s water caves

by DiveSSI - 2nd December 2017
Methane forms foundation of the food chain in caves of Yucatan In subterranean rivers and caves on the Mexican Yucatan…
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The end of a diving instructor’s career

by DiveSSI - 27th October 2017
A severe diving accident - but why? In September 2015, the German diving instructor Matthias U. was on a diving…
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Malta/Gozo: Photographic Competition,

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2017
The Blue Dolphin of Malta Underwater Photographic Competition, first held in 1987 will be organised for its 12th Edition in…
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Go on an Ocean Odyssey at New York’s Times Square

by DiveSSI - 12th October 2017
Take a dip into a huge aquarium without any water Last weekend, New York welcomed a new sensation. National Geographic…
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Diving with risk

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2017
Kuredu Island in the north of Lhaviyani Atoll (Maldives), well known for its beautiful diving spots. The island is 150…
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Ice-free Arctic: Increased shipping carries incalculable environmental risks

by DiveSSI - 29th September 2017
Heavy oil ban in arctic waters is the only effective measure for the protection of the environment In view of…
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places II

by DiveSSI - 20th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight…
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places I

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight…
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The Solomon Islands

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2017
Mirror-calm waters, no current and only two metres of depth, yet I am anxious and every natural instinct wants me…
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Fever in the tropics

by DiveSSI - 16th August 2017
An unpleasant and dangerous companion In October 2016, Susanne and her boyfriend Heiko travelled to Indonesia and the Philippines for…
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Dominica

by DiveSSI - 11th August 2017
Legend has it that when Christopher Columbus returned to Spain from the New World, he was asked to describe the…
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St Vincent

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2017
An intimate knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for marine life are attributes that define some of the best dive guides. Such…
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Diving – a matter of the heart?!

by DiveSSI - 19th July 2017
In March 2016, 55-year-old Stefan R. (who lives in southwestern Germany near Mannheim) and his wife go on a journey…
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12 top tips for perfect buoyancy!

by DiveSSI - 1st July 2017
Diving skills for beginner and advanced divers EXERCISES FOR EVERYONE After learning the basics, buoyancy control and trim will be…
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Optimal trim for diving

by DiveSSI - 30th June 2017
Diving skills for beginners and advanced divers In diving, “trim” refers to the leveling of the body in a horizontal…
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Buoyancy control

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2017
Diving skills for beginner and advanced divers With this report on buoyancy control, we kick off a short series on…
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WWF publishes code of conduct for shark and ray tourism

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2017
Many people think that running into a shark underwater is a horrible experience. However, more and more divers would regard…
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Scuba diving – the next chapter

by DiveSSI - 22nd May 2017
Meeting the expectations of older divers By as early as 2020, 30 percent of the population will be at least…
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Sea Slug Tethys Fimbria

by DiveSSI - 29th April 2017
A sea slug called Tethys fimbria If you are lucky to come across a Tethys fimbria when diving in the…
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Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

by DiveSSI - 27th April 2017
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment…
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Melting of sea ice may cause juvenile polar cod to starve

by DiveSSI - 17th March 2017
Biologists verify polar cod's strong dependence on ice algae The humble polar cod plays an integral role in the Arctic…
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DAN Europe Research Internship in Malta

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2017
Internship starts in July 2017 Young people interested in diving medicine and physiology, biomedical engineering and research are invited to…
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Growing corals along the Riviera Maya

by DiveSSI - 6th March 2017
A unique project has its headquarters in Puerto Morelos: scientists, aquarists, local stakeholders and authorities work together to restore Mexico's…
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Day 9 and 10 – Heavy to handle

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2017
The day started the same as usual, but just up to the point where we loaded up our 4x4’s, because…
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Day 6 – Earthquake underwater?

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2017
Do you remember? Yesterday’s dive spot was great. So nice that we decided to go to the north tip of…
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Amazon Reef photographed for the first time

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2017
Greenpeace explores the newly discovered reef Off the Brazilian coast, where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean, researchers discovered…
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Got questions about Gadus morhua? Atlantic cod? Cod?

by DiveSSI - 17th January 2017
FishBase, the world's largest information database, has the answers More than half a million visitors are registered on the world's…
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What you always wanted to know about coral reef restoration

by DiveSSI - 11th January 2017
Things don't look good for corals. With only a few truly healthy coral reefs left and forecasts not getting any…
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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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Atlantic killifish able to adapt to high levels of pollution

by DiveSSI - 28th December 2016
Wild Atlantic killifish populations have been found to possess the ability to adapt to toxic pollution, according to a new…
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Greenpeace finds farmed fish like salmon and trout to be contaminated with pesticides

by DiveSSI - 16th December 2016
Farmed fish is heavily contaminated with the chemical ethoxyquin, according to a laboratory study carried out by Greenpeace on fish…
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Juvenile splitnose rockfish siblings do not just go with the flow

by DiveSSI - 23rd November 2016
Research at Oregon State University shows that a splitnose rockfish’s (Sebastes diploproa) offspring stick together in groups from the time…
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LED Lights: Lighting up the deep seas

by DiveSSI - 15th November 2016
GEOMAR team wins first prize at ideas competition Two staff members of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel…
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Is Freediving the new Scubadiving ?

by DiveSSI - 8th November 2016
Many years ago Scubadiving had been one of the great adventures in Life. Of course there has also been sports…
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Magic nights of coral spawning

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2016
On certain nights, around full moon, corals have their tryst of love. Diving on such a night is a lifetime…
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Authorities reassure that Great Barrier Reef “not dead”

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2016
The largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, has been greatly affected by coral bleaching…