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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 were awarded ...
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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 ex...
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Rising temperatures disrupt fish behaviour

by DiveSSI - 1st November 2016
Fish's sense of sight, smell and hearing becomes impaired due to rising carbon dioxide levels

The survival instincts of fish have been impa...
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Plans for whale sanctuary in South Atlantic harpooned at IWC meeting

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2016
A proposal to establish a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic failed to receive sufficient votes for the resolution to be passed at the 66th meeti...
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Youths in Hamburg say no to microplastics in cosmetics

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2016
On 15 October 2016, accompanied by a three-metre long cosmetic bottle made of wood, about 70 youths took a dip in the Binnenalster in Hamburg to cal...
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Authorities reassure that Great Barrier Reef “not dead”

by DiveSSI - 18th October 2016
The largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, has been greatly affected by coral bleaching but it is by no means dead. ...
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Corals can influence microbes in their environment

by DiveSSI - 17th October 2016
Researchers have discovered that despite their static nature, corals do exert some influence on the microbes in the environment around them.
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Monkfish

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2016
The silent predator with the big mouth

The flattened grotesque head opens up suddenly, revealing rows and rows of teeth. Before the victim c...
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Better protection for some species of sharks and rays

by DiveSSI - 6th October 2016
Good news for marine species: Silky sharks, thresher sharks and mobula rays now receive greater protection as they have been placed under Appendix I...
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Trade in whale products by Iceland and Norway escalates

by DiveSSI - 30th September 2016
Norway and Japan are doing all they can to escalate commercial whaling

Conservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Icela...
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New measurements indicate greater mass loss from Greenland ice sheet than previous thought

by DiveSSI - 27th September 2016
Amount of annual ice loss actually 272 Giga tons

The loss of ice mass from the Greenland ice sheet is greater than previously thought, says a ...
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Help needed in quest to study deepwater coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 12th September 2016
It is not all doom and gloom for the world’s coral reefs. While things are indeed dire for those in the upper layers (from the surface to 100 feet d...
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Toxins in shark products linked to neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s

by DiveSSI - 8th September 2016
Toxins in shark products linked to neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s Here’s another reason to reject that bowl of shark’s fin the next tim...
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Bioherm structure at Great Barrier Reef three times larger than expected

by DiveSSI - 2nd September 2016
New research has revealed the existence of vast fields comprising circular mounds in the north of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) – in essence, it is a...
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Humpback whale sighted in the Bay of Greifswald

by DiveSSI - 29th August 2016
End of last week, scientists at the German Oceanographic Museum spotted a humpback whale in the Bay of Greifswald. It had been swimming east of the is...
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Can corals sustain themselves against falling pH values?

by DiveSSI - 8th August 2016
GEOMAR scientists examine internal pH values of corals in Papua New Guinea 
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Phantom hydrothermal vents in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2016
Research explain how organisms move between hydrothermal vents

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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

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Scientists study the ice algae-produced carbon in the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 22nd July 2016
“Ice Algae” play a large role in the Arctic food cycle

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Atlantic: EU bans bottom trawling in deep sea

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2016
Ruling brings forth better protection for oceans

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Greenpeace cleans up beaches of Spitsbergen

by DiveSSI - 6th July 2016
Remote places no longer untouched by trash

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Lionfish invades Mediterranean

by DiveSSI - 4th July 2016
Invasive species threatens natural biodiversity

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Coral reefs vulnerable to climate change

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2016
Global index of thermal stress has tripled since the late 19th century
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Gulf Stream: Scientists calculate path of Greenland meltwater

by DiveSSI - 24th June 2016
Increasing meltwater affects salinity of Gulf Stream 
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Why did 30 sperm whales get stranded at the North Sea coasts?

by DiveSSI - 15th June 2016
WDC reports on possible causes of whale strandings
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Tuna fishermen can save sharks by sharing information about sustainable fishing methods

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2016
Thousands of sharks become bycatch and perish on longlines meant for tuna
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How does seawater density affect cold-water coral reefs in Europe?

by DiveSSI - 25th May 2016
Data gathered by the paleoceanographers shows that cold-water corals off the coast of Europe require a specific density of seawater to thrive. However...
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Divers thwart scourge of ghost nets in North Sea reserve

by DiveSSI - 20th May 2016
More than one ton of fishing nets have been recovered near Sylt in the North Sea by divers from Ghost Fishing Foundation during a ten-day clean-up ope...
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Beluga II makes waves against plastic waste

by DiveSSI - 21st April 2016
Since April 16th, the Greenpeace ship Beluga II has been underway on a new journey to publicise the growing threat of plastic trash and microplastic...
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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 managed to shed some ...
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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, these measurements only...
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Solution to plastic trash found… in trash

by DiveSSI - 15th March 2016
Scientists from the Kyoto Institute of Technology have discovered a bacteria that can break down the widely used plastic material polyethylene terepht...
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Join forces with Sea Shepherd and fight marine crime

by DiveSSI - 8th March 2016
Have you ever gone diving and saw something illegal taking place? Perhaps some poaching occurring in a marine park, or a ship wantonly dumping waste m...
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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 volcano. The scientists, hailing from the...
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Greenpeace measures radioactivity caused by Fukushima nuclear disaster

by DiveSSI - 26th February 2016
Together with an international team of radiation experts, Greenpeace is currently at Fukushima, measuring the amount of radioactive contamination st...
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Four newly discovered species of flatworms named

by DiveSSI - 24th February 2016
The number of animal species known to us just been increased by four, thanks to MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) molecular biologist...
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Current environment spells bad news for coralline red algae

by DiveSSI - 16th February 2016
Elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and increased ocean acidification is having a detrimental effect on the growth of coralline red...
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Scientists develop digital method of mapping coral reefs

by DiveSSI - 9th February 2016
Climate change has affected many parts of the world, giving rise to ocean acidification in the oceans. Scientists have now developed a faster way of...
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Fight against illegal fishing continues

by DiveSSI - 3rd February 2016
NGOs call for more rigorous implementation of legislation Despite the European Union's efforts to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported ...
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Microplastics found in fish stocks from North and Baltic Seas

by DiveSSI - 2nd February 2016
Seabirds aren't the only animals that are threatened by the bane of microplastics. In two separate studies, scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institu...
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Fish Advisor app from Greenpeace

by DiveSSI - 29th January 2016
The latest edition of the Fish Advisor app from Greenpeace has just been served up, appearing both as a printed guide and an app. The guidebook and...
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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 seafloor. Publishing their findings in ...
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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 nau...
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Colossal visibility amidst seawater with low nutrient content at Easter Island

by DiveSSI - 10th November 2015
Located in the south-eastern Pacific, Easter Island is best known for their stone Moai statues that are up to 1,000 years old. Besides this, the isl...
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Launch of ‘Beneath the Waves’ photo gallery

by DiveSSI - 9th November 2015
Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke once said, "How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean" Perhaps, if ...
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Is “marine noise” for long-term predictions necessary?

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2015
Daily fluctuations in the sea surface temperature in the mid-latitudes influence the long-temporal variability in the atmosphere. Hence, the state of...
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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. It will sail to Cape To...