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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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How do you weigh a living whale?

by DiveSSI - 14th October 2019
New technique uses drone photos to weigh whalesFredrik Christiansen of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies and colleagues have developed…
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5 Incredible Ways Whales are Saving the Oceans

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2019
Love whales? These incredible animals have fascinated humans for a very long time and rightly so. Swimming or diving with whales…
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Baleen whales: More rapid habitat alteration in the Atlantic than in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2019
Gulf Stream provides a rich food supply in the Northeast AtlanticA new study has compared the incidence of baleen whales…
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Japan is killing whales again

by DiveSSI - 3rd July 2019
Japan resumes commercial whaling In December 2018 Japan announced that it would hunt and kill whales for commercial purposes in…
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Canary Islands: whale watching instead of dolphinariums

by DiveSSI - 21st May 2019
WDC encourages travelers to avoid dolphinariumsThere are a total of four dolphinariums in the Canary Islands that hold seven orcas…
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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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Right Whale in Distress: New Report on the Threat of the North Atlantic Right Whale

by DiveSSI - 4th April 2019
Stock of the North Atlantic Right Whale has shrunk to 411 copiesThe North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) is a…
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Sustainability Seal MSC does not adequately protect whales and seabirds

by DiveSSI - 5th March 2019
Study again reveals serious deficiencies in the seal for fish productsA recent study by the NABU umbrella organization Birdlife International…
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Iceland wants to kill more than 2,000 whales in the next few years

by DiveSSI - 25th February 2019
Icelandic whale meat probably intended for the Japanese marketThe Icelandic Minister of Fisheries granted a permit to continue whaling on…
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California: Whales always return to sonar testing areas

by DiveSSI - 7th February 2019
Sonar free areas poor in foodUsing data from underwater robots, scientists have discovered that beaked whales prefer to feed within…
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Live-Feed: Follow the autumn-migration of the humpback whales

by DiveSSI - 4th December 2018
Whales from the Barents Sea are heading towards the CaribbeanThe humpback whales have started their autumn-migration, but where are they…
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New Red List: Hope for whales

by DiveSSI - 16th November 2018
Overfishing: Diverse fish species threatenedNature protection measures have given new hope to fin whales, according to the update of the…
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Japan fails, whales benefit

by DiveSSI - 17th September 2018
Whaling ban remainsAt the meeting of the International Whaling Commission on September, 14th 2018, Japan's application for "sustainable whaling" was…
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Norwegian Whaling Report confirms: Whales die in agony

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2018
Industrial whaling is cruelAt the beginning of the 67th session of the International Whaling Commission, a report by the Norwegian…
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Icelandic whalers kill blue whale

by DiveSSI - 12th July 2018
Whale protectors speak of environmental crimeThe Whale and Dolphin Conservation Organization (WDC) is alarmed by photographs documenting the cut up…
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Wild living whales at audiometry

by DiveSSI - 27th June 2018
Beluga whales are more sensitive than previously thoughtScientists have carried out the first audiometry (listening tests) on a wild living…
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Iceland slaughters first fin whale after a two-year break

by DiveSSI - 23rd June 2018
Iceland continues to disregard biodiversityAfter a break of two years, the Icelandic whaling ship "Hvalur 8" harpooned the first fin…
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Cambodia: Great hope for small whales

by DiveSSI - 1st June 2018
The stock of the critically endangered Mekong dolphin is rising again for the first timeGood news from Cambodia: The stock…
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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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Japanese whalers kill 333 whales in the Antarctic

by DiveSSI - 3rd April 2018
Science as an excuse for whaling for commercial reasonsAs in previous years and despite international protests, Japan also killed 333…
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Study identifies microbiome in whale blow

by DiveSSI - 20th October 2017
Drones used in collection of samples A research group, together with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has used drones…
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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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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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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…
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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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Niki and the whaleshark

by DiveSSI - 4th October 2016
I spent a great time in Somabay in Egypt, being invited by Orca Dive Clubs. I have been to the…
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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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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…
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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 This spring, there have been numerous strandings of sperm whales at the…
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Whale stranded in shallow waters of well-Wiek

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2015
The Sowerby’s beaked whale, which appeared on the coast of Mecklenburg in the well-Wiek, a bay on the Baltic coast…
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Japan starts hunt of minke whales in the Pacific

by DiveSSI - 9th September 2015
Scientific? Whale Hunt Japan’s Ministry of Fisheries have announced the start of the annual hunt for minke whales off the…
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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…
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Best Scuba Diving in Mexico Part 4 – Yucatán

by DiveSSI - 11th October 2021
The Yucatán Peninsula offers some of the most diverse scuba diving in Mexico. It is home to Cozumel, which Jacques…
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10 Dive Locations with a Difference

by DiveSSI - 5th October 2021
For a dive trip with a difference, you cannot beat exploring the world’s lesser-known dive locations. Between them, they offer…
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Welcome to Paradise – Bikini Atoll Diving 101

by DiveSSI - 1st October 2021
Sitting in the central Pacific Ocean, the Marshall Islands are a chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls waiting to…
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7 Liveaboard Dive Trips For Experienced Divers

by DiveSSI - 28th September 2021
When it comes to liveaboard diving, experienced scuba divers can have it all. As well as diving at the most…
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Mexico’s Best Pt 3 – Guadalupe Diving With Sharks

by DiveSSI - 23rd September 2021
Gin-clear waters and abundant sharks have put Guadalupe firmly on the map as the world’s best place to go cage…
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Explore More – 9 Remote Dive Spots

by DiveSSI - 21st September 2021
From exploring icy Arctic waters to cruising paradise islands few tourists know about, there are some incredible remote dive spots to visit.…
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Top Liveaboards for Advanced Divers – Part 2

by DiveSSI - 16th September 2021
Liveaboards are the best way to explore far-flung dive destinations and immerse yourself in diving. As an advanced diver, you have numerous…
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Top Liveaboards for Advanced Divers – Part 1

by DiveSSI - 13th September 2021
Liveaboard diving is the best way to reach the most sought-after and remote dive destinations in the world. As an…
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8 Great Destinations for Experienced Divers

by DiveSSI - 30th August 2021
The world is truly your oyster as an experienced diver! You have perfected your skills, are confident in the water,…
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The Best Mexico Diving Part 2 – Sea of Cortez

by DiveSSI - 27th August 2021
Offering crystal-clear warm waters teeming with marine life large and small, the Sea of Cortez is an unmissable highlight of…
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Mexico’s Best Diving Part 1 – The Socorro Islands

by DiveSSI - 23rd August 2021
Sitting in the open ocean and washed by ever-changing currents, the Socorro Islands are a paradise for marine megafauna fans.…
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8 Idyllic Diving Destinations For Advanced Divers

by DiveSSI - 12th August 2021
As an advanced diver, it is time to explore more challenging dive sites, put your skills into action and visit those…
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Diving in Thailand – 15 Unmissable Dives

by DiveSSI - 28th July 2021
Offering everything from striking wrecks, remote reefs, and challenging pinnacles, to coral-encrusted walls and easy shore dives, Thailand is a…
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20 Best Diving Spots in the Coral Triangle

by DiveSSI - 26th July 2021
The spectacular Coral Triangle is the underwater equivalent of the Amazon rainforest and is the epicenter of marine biodiversity. Encompassing…
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16 best cave diving spots in the world

by DiveSSI - 19th July 2021
There is something about exploring dark, mysterious caves that is irresistible and attracts divers into the thrilling world of cave…