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Researchers puzzle over possible causes for disappearance of sea snakes

by Herbert - 11th December 2017
Western Australia: High genetic diversity in sea snakes found Scientists have studied the genetic diversity of sea snakes in different locations. T...
Herbert

Researchers are developing a new method for restoring damaged coral reefs

by Herbert - 1st December 2017
Successful breeding and application of coral larvae For the first time, researchers have accelerated the formation of new coral colonies on small a...
Herbert

Seawater cools upper layers of earth’s crust

by Herbert - 29th November 2017
Seawater penetrates much deeper than expected How deep can seawater penetrate through cracks and fissures into the seafloor? Using a new analysis m...
Herbert

Increase in melting sea ice may lead to higher food supply in Arctic

by Herbert - 26th September 2017
In the Arctic, melt ponds are formed every year when snow and sea ice melt at the end of winter. As a result of global warming, there are increasingly...
BGfU

‘Expect the unexpected’ – Underwater archaeological research around the island of Mozia, Sicily

by BGfU - 22nd August 2017
In July 2017, scientific divers of the Bavarian Society for Underwaterarchaeology (BGfU) and the Philipps University Marburg were invited by the Sop...
Herbert

Freshwater sources in the sea

by Herbert - 20th July 2017
The invisible water resource

In the scientific journal Earth Science Reviews, geologists Nils Moosdorf and Till Oehler from the Leibniz Cen...
Gerald

Tasmania – Seadragon World

by Gerald - 28th June 2017
Kelp forests Not many divers from Europe know this part of the world. The flight from Europe passes over a number of tropical dream destinations – ...
Herbert

Southern France: Best of Mediterranean diving

by Herbert - 1st May 2017
World-famous wrecks and a marine reserve

When in the Mediterranean, be sure to visit Côte d'Azur in southern France, where the "Presqu'il...
Scuba Diver Girls

The Scuba Diver Girls meet some curious seals!

by Scuba Diver Girls - 14th April 2017
“What is that?!” I gasped as I felt something tug my fin. I glanced over at Stephanie who was on top of the water with her GoPro. She had her c...
Mares

Kelp along Southern California coastline resisted warmer temperatures

by Mares - 16th December 2016
In early 2014, when a large-scale heat wave in the Pacific Ocean produced temperature anomalies greater than anything seen since the early 1900s (...
Mares

Germany proposes protection for Weddell Sea

by Mares - 20th October 2016
The European Union has submitted a request for a marine protected area (MPA) to be established in the Weddell Sea. The scientific basis was provided...
Mares

Arctic sea ice at its second-lowest ever this September

by Mares - 16th September 2016
In September 2016, the surface of the Arctic sea ice shrank to nearly 4.1 million square kilometres – the second smallest recorded area since sate...
Cat

The Red Sea still drawing in the divers…..

by Cat - 11th July 2016
I am sat in my office trying to catch up on some paperwork in between packing my bags once again to travel to Europe and I am looking ...
Mares

Book launch at Maritime Museum shines light on first German deep-sea expedition

by Mares - 7th March 2016
Zoologist Carl Chun from Leipzig was fascinated by the possibilities within the deep sea. In a speech to the German Association of Natural Scientist...
Mares

Mallorca: Plastic Waste In The Sea

by Mares - 11th August 2015
Head to Beaches Of Mallorca For Fun In The Sun... And Trash The plastic waste that periodically gets washed up at the beaches of Mallorca, as well...
Herbert

Eilat: In The Sea And On The Sand For Your Fun In The Sun

by Herbert - 17th July 2015
For Your Fun In The Sun When temperatures start to drop during those winter months in Germany, many of us would be heading for the next best place...
Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona

XR Wreck Tour 2018 – Part 1

by Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona - 4th September 2018
When my friend Giorgio Canepa told me about his idea to plan a week of dives, visiting some of the most interesting wrecks in the seas of southern Ita...
Herbert

Coral Bleaching: Reefs suffer equally from El Niño and La Niña

by Herbert - 8th November 2017
Researchers study effects of coral bleaching on Western Australia's reefs Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), the ARC Centr...
Herbert

Nutrient Mix enables phytoplankton to flourish

by Herbert - 6th November 2017
Combination of nutrients is necessary to promote plankton growth For the food webs in the ocean and processes such as the carbon cycle, photosynthe...
Herbert

Florida: Shipwrecks as reef oases

by Herbert - 18th October 2017
Panama City Beach offers five historic wrecks along Panhandle Shipwreck Diving Trail Located in the northwest of Florida, Panama City Beach is prim...
Herbert

Successes in fight against dolphin threats in South Africa

by Herbert - 27th September 2017
First shark nets dismantled After the fourth incident earlier in 2017 involving an endangered humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea) in a shark net off R...
Franco and Sabrina

Fun, tech diving, photo pro, friends … what else?

by Franco and Sabrina - 25th July 2017
All over Croatia the sea is crystal clear with millions of shades, promising and seductive. It embraces a strip of land broken up into tiny islands wi...
Herbert

Glacial retreat accelerated by meltwater lakes under Antarctic Ice Sheet

by Herbert - 4th July 2017
During the last glacial period, the ice in the Antarctic was thicker and extended farther offshore than it does today.

It has been speculated ...
Herbert

Why do krill stocks in Antarctica fluctuate?

by Herbert - 9th June 2017
Climatic influences not as important as previously thought

Although just six centimeters long, the Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) play...
Mares

Santorini: How explosive was the Aegean?

by Mares - 18th April 2017
German-Greek research team investigate Santorini's volcanic past

The Santorini archipelago in the southern Aegean Sea is one of the best spots...
Herbert

Sounds of the ocean

by Herbert - 2nd February 2017
Findings on background sounds in Southern Ocean published

For nearly three years, using underwater recording devices, scientists have been l...
Ben

Deep Cave Exploration in Thailand

by Ben - 26th January 2017
It took 8 years, and multiple expeditions, to reach the 200m mark in what might be one of the planet's biggest sinkholes. Located deep in the souther...
Florent M. Locatelli

MT Haven (ex Amoco Milford Haven) – Ligurian Wrecks (Part II)

by Florent M. Locatelli - 12th January 2017
MT Haven, formerly Amoco Milford Haven, is a VLCC-class oil-tanker (Very Large Crude Carrier), in other words a super-tanker, built by Astilleros Espa...
Franco and Sabrina

Baikal Lake, the blue pearl of Siberia

by Franco and Sabrina - 4th January 2017
Last summer I went to the Baikal Lake in Russia and lead a group of passionate cold-water divers and amateur underwater photographers on ...
Herbert

Whales: The killing continues…

by Herbert - 28th November 2016
Japanese whaling ships set off on lethal mission

Despite having adopted a new method to control their scientific whaling activities at this ye...
Herbert

Free-diving legend Enzo Maiorca dies at age of 85

by Herbert - 15th November 2016
A great fighter, a fine spirit

On 21 June 1931, he was brought into this world in Syracuse, Sicily. Today, he has been laid to rest in his s...
Mares

Great Barrier Reef continues to be under threat from coral bleaching

by Mares - 4th November 2016
Scientists publish interactive map

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University are survey...
Mares

Irrawaddy dolphins “functionally extinct” in Laos

by Mares - 1st November 2016
No hope left for the remaining dolphins

The Irrawaddy dolphin has lost the battle for survival in Laos. The WWF declared the species function...
Herbert

World’s largest marine protected area established in Antarctica

by Herbert - 28th October 2016
Just off the southern coast of Antarctica is the Ross Sea, where the largest marine protected area (MPA) will be established.

It will cover 1...
Morne Hardenberg

The greatest ocean safari on the planet!

by Morne Hardenberg - 19th October 2016
Every year, over the months of June/July, we spend 40 days on South Africa's "Wild Coast" waiting for the mass migration of sardines which moves up th...
Herbert

Submerged Mediterranean port actually eight acres large

by Herbert - 30th August 2016
Site of a major fortress and port during the Roman period

It turns out that the ancient Mediterranean port of Triport in Albania, which had be...
Herbert

Stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) enchants scientists

by Herbert - 21st August 2016
Squid charms scientists with its googly eyes

When filming the ocean depths at about 900 metres off the Californian coast recently, American ma...
Mares

Climate change modifies ocean currents

by Mares - 1st July 2016
Asia to get warmer and stormier Global warming is causing a change in some ocean currents. Scientists have shown that wind-driven subtropical boun...
Herbert

The Discovery of the Rio de Janeiro

by Herbert - 16th June 2016
The Search For A WWII Shipwreck

On 14 June 2015, after a seven-year search, the wreck of the Rio de Janeiro has been found off Norway's so...
Mares

Scientists find thousands of red crabs “swarming like insects”

by Mares - 14th April 2016
Off the Pacific coast of Panama, researchers studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount got more than they bargained for. From within the D...
Mares

Straits of Gibraltar no deterrent to breeding eels

by Mares - 12th April 2016
Researchers, including one from the Technical University of Denmark, have proven for the first time that eels from the Mediterranean Sea do have a p...
Mares

Tsunami risk at Mount Etna? Scientists install geodetic network at the foot of Europe’s largest volcano

by Mares - 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 on...
Mares

Ocean acidification slows down coral reef growth

by Mares - 17th March 2016
By manipulating the seawater chemistry of a reef to study how excess carbon dioxide caused by human activity affects coral reefs, a team of scientis...
Mares

How stable is the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?

by Mares - 12th February 2016
Exceeding critical temperature values can lead to collapse of the ice sheet and strong rise in sea level A future warming of the Southern Ocean due ...
Mares

Genome of eelgrass mapped for the first time

by Mares - 4th February 2016
The genome of eelgrass (Zostera marina) has been mapped out by scientists after eight years of extensive research. It is the first marine flowerin...
Mares

Plankton Found To Be Factor In Cloud Formation

by Mares - 27th July 2015
In a recent study, scientists have shown that plankton promoted cloud formation over the oceans. Using satellite measurements and computer models, ...
Herbert

Teenagers Rescue Beer Mugs From Watery Grave

by Herbert - 13th July 2015
On 4 July 2015, youths mounted a 'rescue operation' to salvage treasures lying at the bottom of  Lake Tegernsee in southern Bavaria. These 'tr...