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Florida Keys: new “Connect & Protect” campaign

by DiveSSI - 11th February 2019
Florida Keys & Key West focus on tourism The Florida Keys & Key West Tourism Office is showing visitors the new "Connect & Protect" cam...
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Australia: Less sharks in Queensland

by DiveSSI - 10th January 2019
Decreasing stock since 50 years

According to an analysis of the data from the Queensland Shark Control Program, the decline in coastal sharks i...
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Hawaii: How does an eel get into the nose of a seal?

by DiveSSI - 11th December 2018
Eals in Seals: Researchers are puzzled

Monk seals with eels in their noses have been observed several times in recent years on the Hawaiian Isl...
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Global warming: “Robust” corals are better prepared

by DiveSSI - 6th November 2018
Advantage for Brain corals & Co.

A new study has shown that "robust" reef-building corals are the only known organisms in the animal kingdo...
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Malaysia’s various diving spots

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2018
Various diving spots for beginners, advanced, tech divers and photographers

Malaysia impresses with diversity: scenic, cultural and culinary. T...
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Virtual dive into the Baltic Sea

by DiveSSI - 8th October 2018
NABU presents "OstseeLIFE" - a 360-degree virtual world

The Baltic Sea is Germany's No.1 holiday destination. Statistics say roundabout 6.5 mil...
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Clownfish: complete genome decrypted

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2018
The genome of the reef fish is available online

An international research team has mapped the genome of the real clown fish (Amphiprion percula...
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Ireland: Successful Ghost Net Removal

by DiveSSI - 18th September 2018
Divers remove lobster pots and ghost nets from the bottom of the sea

From 3 to 6 September 2018 divers from the Dutch Ghost Fishing Foundation,...
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Why Diving Tiputa Pass should be on your dive bucket list

by DiveSSI - 11th September 2018
Tiputa Pass is one of the top dive sites of French Polynesia. As a Mecca for divers, French Polynesia has everything a diver could possibly want, spre...
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Body painting for the protection of the oceans

by DiveSSI - 28th August 2018
"Reefcalendar - The Show" shows a living picture in record size

Together with professional singers and dancers, the largest 3D body painting pi...
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Only 13 percent of the world’s oceans are still untouched

by DiveSSI - 27th July 2018
The marine wilderness of the world is dwindling

An international study led by scientists from the University of Queensland (UQ) concludes that ...
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Polar Regions: Hotspots of Species Genesis

by DiveSSI - 5th July 2018
Not warm coral reefs but icy polar seas are centres of species development for marine fishes
 
Warm tropical coastal seas are home to up to...
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Dive destination Grenada

by DiveSSI - 26th June 2018
Under water highlights are a number of wrecks and a sculpture park

The Caribbean Sea around Grenada offers just about everything that makes scu...
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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 art

With a 40-meter “sand painted” whale, the German Environmental Aid (Deut...
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Huge cold water coral mountains under water

by DiveSSI - 5th April 2018
International research team examines coral reefs off Mauritania

On a length of about 400 kilometres, the seabed in front of the coast of Maurit...
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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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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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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 and in coastal a...
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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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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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Malta/Gozo: Photographic Competition,

by DiveSSI - 24th October 2017
The Blue Dolphin of Malta Underwater Photographic Competition, first held in 1987 will be organised for its 12th Edition in Gozo on the 09-11th Novemb...
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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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Go on an Ocean Odyssey at New York’s Times Square

by DiveSSI - 12th October 2017
Take a dip into a huge aquarium without any water

Last weekend, New York welcomed a new sensation. National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyss...
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places II

by DiveSSI - 20th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight from Brisbane; yet they rem...
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The Solomon Islands – Special Places I

by DiveSSI - 19th September 2017
The Solomon Islands have the credentials of an absolutely first class dive destination and are only a 3-hour direct flight from Brisbane; yet they r...
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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 Vincent

by DiveSSI - 9th August 2017
An intimate knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for marine life are attributes that define some of the best dive guides. Such qualities enable them to tu...
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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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Buoyancy control

by DiveSSI - 29th June 2017
Diving skills for beginner and advanced divers

With this report on buoyancy control, we kick off a short series on skills and hope that you ...
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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 sum...
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Scuba diving – the next chapter

by DiveSSI - 22nd May 2017
Meeting the expectations of older divers

By as early as 2020, 30 percent of the population will be at least 60 years old. This is a fact...
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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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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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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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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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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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Magic nights of coral spawning

by Carin - 24th October 2016
On certain nights, around full moon, corals have their tryst of love. Diving on such a night is a lifetime experience and this is not overstated at...
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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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Join us on a coral journey

by Carin - 15th October 2016
On the tropical island of Curacao, SECORE International's annual board meeting has just taken place. Scientists, aquarium professionals and the memb...
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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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Atlantic: EU bans bottom trawling in deep sea

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

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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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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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Baby fish less stressed when large predators are around

by DiveSSI - 3rd May 2016
Stress levels in baby fish can be reduced by slightly more than one-third in the presence of large predatory fish, as the latter would scare off mediu...
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Fish distracted by motorboat noise become easy prey

by DiveSSI - 25th April 2016
In areas where motorboats regularly operate, prey fishes have a higher tendency of being caught and eaten by other marine animals. This was the concl...
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Environment groups call for more effective marine protection

by DiveSSI - 18th March 2016
German environmental organisations have called for a more effective level of marine protection in the North and Baltic Sea by Federal Minister of Food...
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24-hour diving event returns to Maldivian resort

by DiveSSI - 22nd February 2016
Come 25 April 2016, guests at the Angsana Ihura in the Maldives can take part in a special 24-hour scuba diving event organised to commemorate the 1...