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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...
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Newborn harbour porpoises attain full hearing abilities the fastest

by DiveSSI - 7th March 2017
Fastest hearing development among mammals

Although all mammals have the ability to hear, it is not something that is fully developed at bi...
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Growing corals along the Riviera Maya

by Carin - 6th March 2017
A unique project has its headquarters in Puerto Morelos: scientists, aquarists, local stakeholders and authorities work together to restore Mexico'...
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Extended Range Instructor Training

by Chad - 23rd February 2017
"Welcome to Los Angeles International, this is your captain speaking. We’re going to be sitting on the tarmac for a bit due to the fog,...
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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 ...
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How North Atlantic became a “heat pirate”

by DiveSSI - 21st February 2017
International researchers discover development of ocean currents

The Gulf Stream transports ocean heat across the Atlantic towards the nor...
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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: starving pol...
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Expedition to Antarctica’s glaciers

by DiveSSI - 13th February 2017
Research will improve forecasts for global sea levels

How has alternating warm and cold time periods affected the West Antarctic Ice Sheet...
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Japan seeking to get whaling ban overturned

by DiveSSI - 8th February 2017
Representatives dispatched to persuade other countries to support them

The Japanese government is doing everything it can to overturn the ban...
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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 discov...
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Director of acclaimed Sharkwater dies in dive accident

by DiveSSI - 6th February 2017
He had been in Florida to film sequel

Rob Stewart caught the world's attention in 2006 with his award-winning documentary Sharkwater, in whi...
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Making sense of the plankton puzzle

by DiveSSI - 3rd February 2017
Scientists call on public to help in compilation

In the course of their research work, marine biologists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Oc...
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Actor Sigmar Solbach is new Chairman of GRD

by DiveSSI - 1st February 2017
Solbach attended at boot show 2017

Well-known actor Sigmar Solbach has been appointed as the new Chairman of the German Society for the C...
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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 largest...
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New online dive magazine: Shooting alongside the best

by DiveSSI - 13th January 2017
Heinz D Ritter launches free magazine on underwater photography

The renowned former editor of the German UNTERWASSER scuba dive magazine, He...
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What you always wanted to know about coral reef restoration

by Carin - 11th January 2017
Things don't look good for corals. With only a few truly healthy coral reefs left and forecasts not getting any better, it may be a tight squeeze f...
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Protected area for harbour porpoises established in Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 9th January 2017
Area south of Gotland is important breeding site

The government of Sweden will set up a protected area for the endangered harbour porpoise...
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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 to the WWF. Their popula...
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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 report published in the S...
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Scientists get up to speed on the light-harvesting Secrets of photosynthetic algae

by DiveSSI - 23rd December 2016
Since millions of years ago, photosynthetic algae have been refining their technique for capturing light.

As a result, their light-harvesting...
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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....
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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 products like ...
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Oil spills and sunlight not a good mix for fish

by DiveSSI - 13th December 2016
Exposure to sunlight in the event of an oil spill lowers the survival rates of fish that live near the surface during their larval stage.
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New online maps predict location of blue whale hotspots

by DiveSSI - 6th December 2016
Tool aimed at helping ships avoid collisions with blue whales

Researchers from NOAA Fisheries, Oregon State University and the University of...
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Great Barrier Reef suffers largest loss of corals ever

by DiveSSI - 2nd December 2016
Scientists have confirmed the largest die-off of corals at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, with the northern part being the worst affected area. Thi...
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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 they a...