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Increased CO2 content affects the hunting behaviour of squid

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2018
Ocean acidification in the sea has an impact on the behaviour of cephalopods

Blake Spady of the ARC Center for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) a...
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“License to Krill”

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2018
Greenpeace: industrial krill fishing endangers the Southern Ocean

The fishing industry is jeopardizing the ecological balance of the south pola...
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Arctic sea ice: negative record

by DiveSSI - 12th March 2018
The arctic ice cover was never smaller in a February than 2018

The Arctic sea ice is dwindling: since satellites in the 1970s have the white ca...
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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 reserve

Up until now unexplored parts of the Antarctic seabed harbour sensitive and thus ...
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogens

An international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of...
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Methane gas off Spitsbergen: climate change is innocent

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2018
New study identifies post-glacial processes as the cause

For years, methane sources on the seabed have been observed in the Arctic Sea off Spit...
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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 reefs, coral bleaching, t...
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WWF appeals against MSC certification of tuna fisheries

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2018
Efficient fishing method leads to massive bycatch of juvenile fish and sharks

Tuna is a difficult case for green consumers - too many stocks ar...
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Deep-sea octopus: Dumbo filmed hatching

by DiveSSI - 23rd February 2018
Scientists examine a newly hatched dumbo octopus

With their big fins Dumbo octopods (Grimpoteuthis) remind of the giant ears of Disney's elepha...
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Rising water temperatures change the habitats of lobsters

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2018
American lobsters migrate to deeper waters and move northward

Rising temperatures at the bottom of the Atlantic force American lobsters (H. ame...
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Researchers are reconstructing the history of the sea level

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2018
Fossil coral reefs as a key to 6000 years of development

The sea level rises according to current forecasts between 80 and 180 centimetres by t...
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Green turtle” in oil”

by DiveSSI - 20th February 2018
East China Sea: Oil spill from tanker "Sanchi" is spreading

The oil spill of tanker "Sanchi" sunk in the East China Sea in mid-January 2018 con...
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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...
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Nanoplastics in the sea causes brain damage in fish

by DiveSSI - 14th February 2018
Smallest plastic particles in the food chain

A study by the University of Lund in Sweden shows that plastic particles in the water can eventual...
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Deafening fish in the Gulf of California

by DiveSSI - 12th January 2018
The mating call of this fish of the Sciaenidae family is louder than an aircraft taking off

Researchers in the Gulf of California have meas...
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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 Peninsula, scienti...
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Freediving allows divers to be one with the sea

by DiveSSI - 3rd November 2017
Euro-Divers to offer freediving from 2018

Divers can enter the water either in full gear or without any gear, and be armed with just a sing...
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Newly-described “parasol” sponges graceful but deadly

by DiveSSI - 21st October 2017
Deep-sea sponges feed on small crustaceans

When most people think of sponges, they think of those in the kitchen sink or perhaps graceful b...
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Study identifies microbiome in whale blow

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2017
Drones used in collection of samples

A research group, together with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has used drones to succ...
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Countering the jellyfish threat

by DiveSSI - 4th October 2017
European project focuses on finding innovative uses of jellyfish Global climate change and human impact on marine ecosystems have resulted in a dec...
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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 the recently documented reducti...
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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 to get out of the water. The source ...
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Ban on European eel fishing in Baltic Sea proposed

by DiveSSI - 1st September 2017
EU Commission is first to include eel in catch quotas

The European eel is fighting for survival. In the last 30 years, its population has d...
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MSC label for “dolphin deadly” tuna

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2017
Mexico’s tuna industry ignores dolphin deaths The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel stands for sustainable fishing. However, the award wa...
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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 island of Dominica. His response was t...
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St Lucia

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2017
European divers have been spoilt on the Red Sea and the Maldives. Although the Caribbean is a younger tropical location, there are things here that yo...
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Giant sunfish species eludes discovery for centuries

by DiveSSI - 2nd August 2017
International team discovers new sunfish species

An elusive new species of ocean sunfish has been discovered by an international team of re...
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Effects of climate change in Arctic driven by seasonality of sea ice

by DiveSSI - 25th July 2017
Dramatic changes to take place prematurely within next decade

At the Arctic Ocean, the sea ice cover shrinks, with the most ice loss observed...
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Exposure to oil impairs behaviour of reef fish

by DiveSSI - 20th July 2017
Oil makes fish "drunk"

A new study has found that petroleum-based oil in seawater – even in small quantities – leads to risky behaviour...
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Wreckdiving: The Salsette

by DiveSSI - 13th July 2017
A Fallen Champion

One of the busiest shipping zones in the world, the English Channel, is littered with hundreds upon hundreds of wrecks.&nbs...
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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 and extended furt...
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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 such an encounter as the h...
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European eels use internal compass to reach destination

by DiveSSI - 21st June 2017
Eels’ magnetic orientation follows Earth’s magnetic field

In a new study, scientists have discovered how the European eel larvae in the S...
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Remaining vaquitas still threatened by extinction

by DiveSSI - 13th June 2017
New agreement imposes permanent ban on gillnets

The vaquita, the world's smallest cetacean, remains under the threat of extinction.
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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 debris patches that drif...
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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 a...
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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 Mediterr...
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Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

by Carin - 27th April 2017
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitmen...
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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 take place, ...
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Close link discovered between deep currents and climate

by DiveSSI - 21st April 2017
GEOMAR researchers publish long-term observations from Labrador Sea

The Labrador Sea in the northwestern North Atlantic is one of the princi...
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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 successfu...
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Shrimp with large pink claw named after Pink Floyd

by DiveSSI - 13th April 2017
Claw can generate one of loudest sounds in the ocean

Another shrimp in the wall...

With its large brightly pink claw, it isn't surp...
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Sharks sanctuary or slaughter – contradiction in paradise

by DiveSSI - 11th April 2017
South Africa: What are you doing?

South Africa is blessed! There is hardly another country on Earth that has so much untouched beauty and ...
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Lack of funds and staff prevent Marine Protected Areas from fulfilling full potential

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2017
Shortfalls in manpower and funding prevented many MPAs from fulfilling their objectives

Although Marine Protected Areas appear to be the id...
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Coral activate specific genes in stressful conditions

by DiveSSI - 27th March 2017
Genes in corals help to predict whether the corals are experiencing stress

Scientists recently discovered a group of genes in corals that can h...
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Fisheries minister proposes plan to kill 2,000 minke whales annually

by DiveSSI - 22nd March 2017
Norway's catch quota in 2017 increased from 880 to 999

Norwegian fisheries minister Per Sandberg wants to double the recently increased catch ...
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Reducing plastic waste at sea

by DiveSSI - 21st March 2017
NABU, politicians and businesses work together to find solutions  

The problem of plastic waste in the oceans is massive. Every yea...
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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 food web. They feed o...