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New Hand Signal for Divers: The P for Plastic

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2019
Did you know that there is a new hand signal in the diving world? A group of Dutch divers, diving…
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Microplastics discovered in new deep sea species

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2020
Researchers officially name flea cancer "Plasticus"Only five centimetres tall, its home in about 6,500 meters depth in the Pacific Ocean…
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Dead Whale found in Scotland full of Plastic Trash

by DiveSSI - 4th December 2019
Plastic pollution of the seas is increasingly threatening marine mammalsA sperm whale did and stranded on the Scottish Isle of…
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Fight against plastic waste: rivers to be cleaned

by DiveSSI - 31st October 2019
The Ocean Cleanup Project wants to clean rivers of plastic wasteThe Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which is currently making…
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Western Atlantic heavily polluted with microplastics

by DiveSSI - 5th September 2019
The Sargasso Sea is a plastic seaThe concentration of microplastics in the West Atlantic Sargasso Sea is apparently similar to…
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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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From the surface to the seabed: Microplastics

by DiveSSI - 11th June 2019
Highest concentration of plastic particles at depths of 200 to 600 metersA newly published study in the journal Scientific Reports…
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Great Britain: Microplastic in dolphins, seals and whales

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2019
Researchers found plastics in every dead marine mammalResearchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, supported by…
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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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Uncontrollable plastic flood

by DiveSSI - 16th March 2019
UN environmental summit ends without effective agreement on plastic waste The UN Environment Conference in Nairobi ended on Friday, March…
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Our seas are a sink for plastic waste

by DiveSSI - 1st March 2019
Call for global "UN-plastic convention" The United Nations (UN) dedicates the Day of Species Protection on 03 March 2019 to underwater…
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Entire life cycle of plastics is a threat to human health

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2019
Greenpeace: departure from disposable plastic now! A new report from the Center for International Environ mental Law (CIEL) - Center…
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Sea turtles contaminated with micro-plastics worldwide

by DiveSSI - 7th December 2018
Researchers examined more than 100 animals of all seven speciesResearchers from the University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory,…
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Plastic litter in the sea: Fundamental changes necessary

by DiveSSI - 5th November 2018
Experts discuss the EU ban on disposable plasticThe EU wants to ban disposable products such as drinking straws or ear…
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Yummy – seasoning with plastic …

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2018
More than 90% of the salt brands worldwide contain microplasticAccording to a new study led by Seung-Kyu Kim, a professor…
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The path of plastic in the oceans

by DiveSSI - 3rd September 2018
Microplastic connects to naturally occurring particles and forms aggregatesAlthough vast amounts of plastic are drifting in the oceans and new…
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Microplastic even at Pole of inaccessibility

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2018
Volvo Ocean Race provided valuable data for scienceIn The Hague (Netherlands) the Volvo Ocean Race 2017/2018 ended. The Kiel Cluster…
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The Mediterranean Sea: a focal point for plastic pollution

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2018
Tourist crowds intensify plastic problemRecord volumes of microplastics were detected in the Mediterranean, as revealed by a recent WWF report…
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World Oceans Day 2018: in the sign of the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 7th June 2018
Film premiere of "Blue" should shake the world Since 2009, the 8th of June has been celebrated annually as the…
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The top of the plastic mountain

by DiveSSI - 4th June 2018
Progress and gaps in the EU directive on disposable plasticThe European Commission has issued a directive to reduce environmental damage…
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Researchers are measuring a record concentration of microplastic in the Arctic sea ice

by DiveSSI - 29th May 2018
The plastic particles come from the garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean and from fishing vesselsResearchers at the Alfred Wegener…
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Earth Day 2018: Fight the plastic garbage

by DiveSSI - 18th April 2018
Protest against plastic in the sea on Sylt with gigantic beach artWith a 40-meter “sand painted” whale, the German Environmental…
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Plastic garbage makes corals sick

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2018
Plastics transports pathogensAn international team of scientists has found that contact with plastic waste greatly increases the likelihood of coral…
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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…
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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.…
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Plastic particles from textiles and tyres – major source of ocean pollution

by DiveSSI - 27th February 2017
IUCN study highlights major causes of plastic pollution Small plastic particles washed out of synthetic clothing and tyres may constitute…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Plastic trash makes its way to the Arctic

by DiveSSI - 28th October 2015
Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) has shown that for the first…
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20 Fun Facts about Sharks

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2021
Whether you love sharks or not, there is no denying these incredible animals are awesome! To celebrate Shark Awareness Day…
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Top 10 Travel Essentials for the XR Diver

by DiveSSI - 9th July 2021
Holiday time has finally arrived and you have a week of XR diving or a place on a technical liveaboard…
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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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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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10 Ways to be an Environmentally Conscious Diver

by DiveSSI - 15th April 2021
There is not a diver out there that doesn’t care about the environment somehow - a bold yet true statement.…
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Trash Waste Solutions

by DiveSSI - 11th March 2021
Trash Waste Solutions is a young, small non-profit organization founded in 2019 by a group of divers concerned about the…
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Join the Blue Oceans community

by DiveSSI - 31st July 2020
Blue Oceans Offers FREE Programs to Both Divers and Training Centers to Further Ocean Conservation In a world where plastic…
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Cyprus: Aphrodite’s home

by DiveSSI - 9th January 2020
According to legend, the goddess Aphrodite was born off the coast of Cyprus from the foam produced by Uranus's genitals,…
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Partnership between SSI China and Hunan International Economics University Diving Association

by DiveSSI - 2nd January 2020
SSI China and Hunan International Economics University Diving Association start partnership. The Hunan International Economics University in Changsha is the…
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Canary Islands declared Hope Spot

by DiveSSI - 20th December 2019
Better protection for important marine area During the world climate conference in Madrid, the waters between Tenerife and La Gomera…
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Paradisiacal biodiversity at Atlantic Seamount

by DiveSSI - 7th November 2019
Life on Mount Vema is recovering after fishing banGreenpeace activists aboard the "Arctic Sunrise" found impressive evidence of the effectiveness…
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Sunlight Breaks Down Polystyrene Faster Than Expected

by DiveSSI - 15th October 2019
Certain plastics are decomposed by sunlightA study published by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene,…
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Climate-Neutral Resort in Sulawesi, Indonesia

by DiveSSI - 10th October 2019
Since the end of September ‘Celebes Divers’ is the first climate-neutral dive resort in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. The well-known climate…
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The Ocean Cleanup retains debris from the sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2019
It’s working! First technical problems are solvedThe Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which develops advanced technologies to clean the oceans…
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Mermaiding – Which fins are suitable?

by DiveSSI - 4th September 2019
Mermaid swimming - the latest trendMermaid swimming or mermaiding is the latest trend in water sports. With colorful mermaid fins…
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Sharks in the Mediterranean Sea: threatened predator

by DiveSSI - 15th July 2019
WWF: Mediterranean is the most dangerous sea for sharks worldwide Over half of all shark and ray species living in the…
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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,…