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Mission to save river dolphins in Amazon

by DiveSSI - 9th December 2017
WWF expedition equips river dolphins with trackers for the first time The river dolphins of the Amazon are extremely rare…
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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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Evidence for subglacial lakes

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2017
Glacial retreat accelerated due to Meltwater lakes under the Antarctic Ice Sheet The ice in the Antarctic was far thicker…
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Solving the mystery of floating rocks

by DiveSSI - 31st May 2017
Scientists have discovered how rocks can float Some rocks can float on water for years at a time, forming miles-long…
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Scientists on quest for harbour porpoises

by DiveSSI - 23rd May 2017
Wind direction determines route Harbour porpoises are in the spotlight! Dr Corinna Hoffmann and Alexander Holtz are very hopeful about…
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Blooms of phytoplankton caused by thinning sea ice in Arctic

by DiveSSI - 26th April 2017
Melt ponds that lower ice's reflectivity another cause Conditions under the Arctic sea ice are too dark for photosynthesis to…
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New way of getting air and water samples

by DiveSSI - 19th April 2017
Kiel researchers use drone for first time in sample collection For the first time, a drone has been successfully used…
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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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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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Southern Italy: Active tectonic plates puts region at risk

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2017
International research team publishes latest seafloor maps Tectonically, the Mediterranean is very active and faces the threat of natural disasters,…
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Day 7 – rEvo Rebreather and recreational dive equipment under the ice

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2017
All team members are getting used to the schedule: 7:30am meeting and packing up the equipment – 8:00am breakfast –…
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Day 4 – Dive Sessions on Oltrek Island

by DiveSSI - 17th February 2017
Finally we got under the ice today! The morning got off to a challenging start since the temperature dropped below -28°C. Everything…
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Day 3 – Arrival in Khuzhir on Olchon Island

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2017
Today we left our cozy, comfy hotel in Irkutsk. Lake Baikal was the final destination and the village Khuzhir on Olchon…
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Day 1 – Arrival at Irkutsk

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2017
The first day on site was challenging for all team members. A 7,000km flight in Economy Class through 7 time…
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Russian Ice Diving Adventure

by DiveSSI - 20th January 2017
From February 14th to February 22nd 2017, a team of seven intrepid divers will be heading to Siberia to experience the…
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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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Our first project – Extreme cold is the name of the game!

by DiveSSI - 11th January 2017
What works best if you want to see how your products perform when being used? EXTREME CONDITIONS! Mares has spent…
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Inspired by experience – A new team of experts is born!

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2017
'Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come' - This quote from Victor Hugo could have been the spark for founding the MARES /…
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Earthquake gives rise to methane seepage at seafloor

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2016
 Researchers publish findings after studying aftermath of 2010 earthquake in Chile Most severe earthquakes take place beneath the seafloor. For…
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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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Tsunami research: Reconstructing the lateral collapse of a volcano

by DiveSSI - 14th November 2016
Flank collapses of volcanic islands produce massive landslides Volcanic eruptions can cause destructive tsunamis. As part of an expedition, marine…
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Visit the German Oceanographic Museum and Ozeaneum Stralsund on Google Arts & Culture

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2016
Experience natural history in virtual reality Seven German organisations are the latest addition to Google Arts & Culture's natural history…
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Ecological consequences of deep-sea mining highlighted at ISA Session

by DiveSSI - 29th July 2016
Scientists call for more protection and monitoring needed In July 2016, at the 22nd Session of the International Seabed Authority…
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Researchers discover Arctic climatic conditions during the late Miocene era

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2016
An international team of scientists led by the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research has…
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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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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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24-hour diving event returns to Maldivian resort

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2016
Come 25 April 2016, guests at the Angsana Ihura in the Maldives can take part in a special 24-hour scuba diving…
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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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Thistlegorm to take a “break” in January

by DiveSSI - 1st December 2015
HEPCA takes action to protect wreck For 15 days in January 2016, the famous Thistlegorm wreck in the Red Sea will be closed to…
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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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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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Deep-Sea Research Exhibition

by DiveSSI - 13th August 2015
New Exhibition Showcases Development Of Deep-Sea Research And Technology If not for technical breathing apparatus and underwater equipment, the true beauty…