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Iceland wants to kill more than 2,000 whales in the next few years

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2019
Icelandic whale meat probably intended for the Japanese marketThe Icelandic Minister of Fisheries granted a permit to continue whaling on…
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How whales can save the polar bears

by DiveSSI - 15th February 2017
Protecting whales means protecting global climate They are the symbol of the threat that climate changes poses to our planet:…
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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 nautical…
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cephalopod Sex

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2019
How Squid, Octopus & Co. do it…The sex life of cephalopods is diverse and idiosyncratic. In a recent paper in…
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New knowledge: There are three types of electric eels

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2019
Study documents the most powerful biologically produced electric shockSouth American rivers host at least three different types of electric eels,…
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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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Mermaiding – Which fins are suitable?

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2019
Mermaid swimming - the latest trendMermaid swimming or mermaiding is the latest trend in water sports. With colorful mermaid fins…
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Mission Deep Blue becomes Blue Oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2019
Since its release in November 2018, we have received a lot of positive feedback on our Mission Deep Blue program.…
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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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Hard corals: Limits of adaptation

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2019
New study on coral growth in times of climate change Corals have been master builders of the seas for millions of…
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Malin Head: The Giant’s Graveyard (4)

by DiveSSI - 1st August 2019
Wreckdiving: SS Empire HeritageThe deep crystal-clear waters off Malin Head in Ireland were once a navigation route for wartime convoys…
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How to become a mermaid?

by DiveSSI - 30th July 2019
Mermaiding is the new water sport, which is gaining in popularity, especially among many young girls and women. Surely it…
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Malin Head: The Giant’s Graveyard (3)

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2019
Part 3: SS JusticiaThe deep crystal-clear waters off Malin Head in Ireland were once a navigation route for wartime convoys…
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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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Mermaiding

by DiveSSI - 22nd July 2019
It seems to be every woman’s childhood dream to turn into a real-life mermaid and to make a splash in…
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Malin Head: The Giant’s Graveyard (2)

by DiveSSI - 16th July 2019
Part 2: HMS AudaciousThe deep crystal-clear waters off Malin Head in Ireland were once a navigation route for wartime convoys…
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Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea: threatened predator

by DiveSSI - 15th July 2019
WWF: Mediterranean is the most dangerous sea for sharks worldwide Over half of all shark and ray species living in the…
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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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Japan is killing whales again

by DiveSSI - 3rd July 2019
Japan resumes commercial whaling In December 2018 Japan announced that it would hunt and kill whales for commercial purposes in…
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Researchers film giant squid in the Gulf of Mexico

by DiveSSI - 1st July 2019
Spectacular footage from 760 meters depthRare shots were made by researchers in the Gulf of Mexico. They managed to get…
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Malta: New rules for wreck diving

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2019
Better protection for historic wrecksFor some years, systematic archaeological investigations have been carried out in the waters around Malta. As…
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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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Tom Oberhuber’s fabulous 24-hour apnea world record

by DiveSSI - 5th June 2019
Smile, drink, perform: 26,350 meters to go24 kilometres without fins and of course without a breathing device: a challenge only…
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SSI Ecological Commitment

by DiveSSI - 28th May 2019
Reliable environmental protection is essential for sustainable economic growth and the well-being of ourselves, our society, and our oceans. Therefore,…
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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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The productivity of the North Atlantic has fallen by 10 percent in the industrial age

by DiveSSI - 14th May 2019
Less photosynthesis due to rising water temperaturesPractically all marine life depends on the productivity of phytoplankton - microscopic organisms that…
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Ozeaneum Stralsund presents historical diving machine

by DiveSSI - 9th May 2019
International Museum Day at the German Maritime Museum Stralsund: Diving activitiesThe German Maritime Museum Stralsund commemorates the International Museum Day…
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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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Corals in the Red Sea provide natural record of monsoon activity

by DiveSSI - 22nd April 2019
Barium in the coral skeleton records the intensity of the South Asian summer monsoonWhen it comes to understanding the future…
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The history of the quarries of Loebejuen

by DiveSSI - 7th April 2019
Dive into the former quarriesLoebejuen, a small town with a population of nearly 2,300, is located 15km north of Halle…
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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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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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Arctic deep sea: colonization in Slow Motion

by DiveSSI - 26th March 2019
Sedentary animals can only conquer new habitats extremely slowlyAt the bottom of the Arctic deep sea lives a variety of…
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The ocean as a reservoir for human carbon dioxide

by DiveSSI - 24th March 2019
Research project determines the CO₂ uptake of the oceans between 1994 and 2007Not all carbon dioxide (CO₂) released into the…
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Researchers want to explore life under hundreds of feet of ice

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2019
Antarctic expedition to the Larsen C ice shelf and iceberg A68An international research team led by the Alfred Wegener Institute…
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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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Dive Site of the Month

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2019
On the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, you have the opportunity to experience a shark phenomenon currently happening and being…
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Ocean acidification threatens Atlantic cod larvae

by DiveSSI - 4th March 2019
Young fish show organ damage at high CO2 concentrationsAtlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in…
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Coral Heros – Coral Reef Ecology for Kids!

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The new educational kids comic Coral Heros by awarded illustrator Bernhard Speh and SECORE International is published! Coral Heroes takes its readers…
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Parasites liquefy dead fish

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2019
The Kudoa-thyrsit converts fish meat to slimy mushWhen the host dies, microscopic Kudoa spores begin to digest the fish's flesh.…
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Corals light the way to a healthy partnership

by DiveSSI - 19th February 2019
Fluorescent light attracts microalgaeCorals know how to attract good company. A research study has shown that corals provide a tantalizing…
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Atlantic: new findings on deep water formation and ocean currents

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2019
Long-term observations contradict previous viewsThe subpolar North Atlantic plays a crucial role in global ocean circulation. By near-surface cooling, warm…
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US West Coast: Sunflower Sea Star almost disappeared

by DiveSSI - 5th February 2019
Diseases and ocean warming cause populations to collapse The combination of ocean warming and an infectious disease has caused the…
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A new tool for investigation and rescue of coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 17th January 2019
Web-based application improves data evaluation and availabilityCoral reefs are as vulnerable as they are beautiful. Climate change heats the seawater…
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In the focus: The oceans most productive areas

by DiveSSI - 16th January 2019
Researchers are investigating upwelling areas off Africa and South AmericaOn the eastern edges of the Atlantic and the Pacific, continuous…