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Viruses affect functions in the marine ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Scientists are showing a new picture of the role of viruses in the seaViruses are known primarily as pathogens of…
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The importance of the “ocean weather” for ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2018
Biologists advise against investigating only long-term changesClimate change is increasingly affecting the oceans. Temperature and sea level rise, ocean acidification…
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Heatwaves can change coastal ecosystems

by DiveSSI - 10th July 2018
Long-term study shows effects of short-term extreme eventsModel calculations predict an increase in extreme events such as heat waves as…
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Ocean acidification harms the entire ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2018
Acidification of the seas only creates losersFrom the tropical seas to the Arctic Ocean: The increasing acidification of the oceans…
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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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Top 10 most pristine reefs to dive in 2021

by DiveSSI - 28th June 2021
It may appear that the world is falling apart, not just from the frantic pace of modern life and the…
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New! Marine Guide Recognition Rating for SSI Ecology Experts

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2021
Recognizing our Professionals who are SSI Marine Ecology experts. We are launching a NEW SSI Marine Guide Recognition Rating for…
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How learning to scuba dive will change your life

by DiveSSI - 11th May 2021
Learning to scuba dive is an incredible journey that shifts your perspective in numerous ways. It starts the moment you…
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Discover the 10 Best Freediving Spots in the World

by DiveSSI - 6th May 2021
There is nothing like freediving for experiencing the ocean in a life-changing new way. This amazing sport will take you…
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Maldives Government is NOT Lifting the Shark Fishing Ban.

by DiveSSI - 21st April 2021
A Ministry of Fisheries media statement was released by the Maldives government on 20th April 2021, confirming their shark fishing…
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Earth Day 2021 – Help 1 Billion People Restore Our Earth

by DiveSSI - 19th April 2021
EARTHDAY.ORG is on a mission to empower and expand the environmental movement – starting with you! On 22nd April, join…
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Maldives considering legalizing shark fishing

by DiveSSI - 31st March 2021
The Maldives government is in discussions to legalize shark fishing in a bid to boost their struggling economy. The Maldives…
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Western Australia proposes new shark cull

by DiveSSI - 25th March 2021
The Western Australia government has proposed a new shark cull in response to fishers concerns about their loss of catches…
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Free Marine Ecology Digital Kit

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2021
Based on the fact that a lot of countries are either once again locked down or you cannot get in…
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Launch of Manta & Ray Ecology

by DiveSSI - 3rd March 2020
SSI has launched a new ecology program – Manta & Ray Ecology. Like all SSI Ecology programs, Manta & Ray…
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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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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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Bladderwrack in the climatic stress

by DiveSSI - 28th October 2019
Fucus vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) shows coupled reactions to environmental changes Short-term heat waves, long-term warming and acidification, increasing over-fertilization and oxygen depletion…
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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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5 Incredible Ways Whales are Saving the Oceans

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2019
Love whales? These incredible animals have fascinated humans for a very long time and rightly so. Swimming or diving with whales…
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New method for monitoring CO2 sources on the seaground

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2019
Researchers studied natural gas leaks in the Mediterranean off ItalyThe storage of carbon dioxide in the seabed is one of…
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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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Huge carpet of pumice stones floating in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2019
The volcanic rock carpet is heading for AustraliaThe rock carpet was discovered in August by sailors and covers an area…
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Green sea turtles “enjoy” plastic particles that look like seaweed

by DiveSSI - 21st August 2019
Plastic particles that look alike natural food are more likely to be swallowed Green sea turtles are more likely to…
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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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SharkCam reveals the secret life of giant sharks in the UK

by DiveSSI - 7th August 2019
New technology delivers unique images An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called REMUS SharkCam was first used in the UK to…
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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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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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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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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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American researchers discover unknown deep-sea corals

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2019
At least two different types of bubble gum corals identified DNA analysis has now confirmed that scientists from the Woods…
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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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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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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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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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Florida Keys: new “Connect & Protect” campaign

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2019
Florida Keys & Key West focus on tourism The Florida Keys & Key West Tourism Office is showing visitors the…
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Ammunition in the Baltic Sea: monitoring, recovering or leaving behind?

by DiveSSI - 8th February 2019
Researchers provide instructions and decision aids The Baltic Sea contains a dark legacy of ca. 50 000 tons of dumped…
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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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Remote coral reefs are doing better

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2019
NOAA studied US coral reefs in the Pacific Coral reefs in remote, uninhabited areas of the Pacific are generally in good…
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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…
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Australia: Less sharks in Queensland

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2019
Decreasing stock since 50 yearsAccording to an analysis of the data from the Queensland Shark Control Program, the decline in…
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Myanmar: Researchers discover new catfish species

by DiveSSI - 12th December 2018
A total of 157 new species discovered on the MekongIn the Mekong region, a total of 157 new species were…
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Ocean acidification: Experiment proves disturbance of the food web under high CO2 conditions

by DiveSSI - 28th November 2018
Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algaeIf carbon dioxide levels continue to increase in the atmosphere and consequently also…