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Whale hunting in Europe starts

by DiveSSI - 6th April 2018
Species conservation organizations are calling for EU resistance to whaling in European watersBeginning of April 2018, the annual whaling season…
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Reproduction: Size matters!

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2018
Fishing pressure can change the mating behaviour of lobstersIf you have a large selection of sexual partners, lobster women choose…
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Ocean acidification harms the entire ecosystem

by DiveSSI - 20th March 2018
Acidification of the seas only creates losersFrom the tropical seas to the Arctic Ocean: The increasing acidification of the oceans…
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“License to Krill”

by DiveSSI - 19th March 2018
Greenpeace: industrial krill fishing endangers the Southern OceanThe fishing industry is jeopardizing the ecological balance of the south polar food…
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Increased deoxygenation of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th February 2018
A new study reveals dangers, but also solutions The areas of extreme oxygen depletion are growing both in the open ocean…
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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 sharksTuna is a difficult case for green consumers -…
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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 demand…
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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…
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Travel law: If the airline goes out of business

by DiveSSI - 17th July 2017
Tips for airline passengers and those going on package holidays What can you do if the airline you have bought…
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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…
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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. This…
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The Ocean Conference 2017

by DiveSSI - 8th June 2017
Delegates to discuss solutions for marine waste, overfishing and habitat destruction In New York, The Ocean Conference, an inaugural UN…
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Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

by DiveSSI - 27th April 2017
With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Growing corals along the Riviera Maya

by DiveSSI - 6th March 2017
A unique project has its headquarters in Puerto Morelos: scientists, aquarists, local stakeholders and authorities work together to restore Mexico's…
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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:…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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German Ocean Foundation and Prince Albert II Foundation to be involved in boot 2017

by DiveSSI - 6th January 2017
Prince Albert II of Monaco is Keynote Speaker at symposium The protection of the world's oceans is an international concern.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 whalingConservation and animal welfare organisations have confirmed that Iceland…
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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…
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Phantom hydrothermal vents in the deep sea

by DiveSSI - 3rd August 2016
Research explain how organisms move between hydrothermal ventsHighly specialised communities form at the hydrothermal vents in the deep sea. These…
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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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Atlantic: EU bans bottom trawling in deep sea

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2016
Ruling brings forth better protection for oceans After four years of negotiation, the EU has imposed a ban on bottom…
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Prince Albert II of Monaco to receive prestigious German Ocean Award in September

by DiveSSI - 20th June 2016
CIESM Congress to convene in Germany for the first time As President of the Mediterranean Science Commission (Commission Internationale pour…
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Year of Science 2016*2017: Seas and Oceans opens

by DiveSSI - 9th June 2016
More funds to be allocated to oceanic research In the coming years, the focus of research will be on The…
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High demand for totoaba fish threatens world’s smallest living cetacean

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2016
Only 60 vaquitas left at recent census The world's smallest living cetacean – the Gulf of California porpoise, also known…
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Major companies say “no” to cod fishing in previously ice-covered Arctic waters

by DiveSSI - 30th May 2016
Some major food companies and retailers, like Iglo and McDonald's, have signed a commitment with Greenpeace on 25 May 2016…
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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…
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Brandenburg’s Diving for Conservation project nominated for European Natura 2000 Award

by DiveSSI - 9th May 2016
The Brandenburg project “Diving for Conservation” has been nominated for the European Natura 2000 Award by the European Commission. Jointly…
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German Oceanographic Museum turns spotlight on cephalopods for 2016

by DiveSSI - 2nd April 2016
This year, step into the fascinating world of cephalopods, at the German Oceanographic Museum's Meeresmuseum and Ozeaneum. That's because 2016…
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“Seas and Oceans” theme for Year of Science 2016/17

by DiveSSI - 5th February 2016
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the Year of Science 2016/17, with the motto “Seas and Oceans – discovering,…
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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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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…
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Ocean Film Tour Volume 3

by DiveSSI - 25th January 2016
Back on its third voyage, the International Ocean Film Tour sets sail this March with the year's best documentaries about ocean adventures…
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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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25 years on: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary celebrates

by DiveSSI - 23rd November 2015
Some major food companies and retailers, like Iglo and McDonald's, have signed a commitment with Greenpeace on 25 May 2016…
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Huge Coral Reef Discovered Off Southern Australia

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2015
Discovery Made By ROV Discovering a new reef doesn't happen every day. So, when the oceanographers from the Environmental Protection…
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Germany’s Top Climate Scientists Explain Climate Change

by DiveSSI - 21st August 2015
Learn About Climate Change From Germany's Top Climate Scientists A free online course about climate change and its consequences is…
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More Than 250 Pilot Whales Slaughtered So Far In Faroe Islands

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2015
Annual Mass Slaughter Of Pilot Whales In Faroe Islands On 23 July 2015, more than 250 pilot whales were brutally…