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Ivana and Janez

Colourful Forests of the Seas

by Ivana and Janez - 28th July 2023
Gorgonias are my favourite soft corals. In my opinion, they are magical; they look like mini trees or bonsais under…
Ivana and Janez

Eilat, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea – A winter adventure in Israel

by Ivana and Janez - 11th April 2023
This year's first diving expedition took us to the Israeli resort of Eilat, on the coast of the Red Sea.…
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…
Herbert

Scientists present research results on ocean acidification

by Herbert - 31st October 2017
Ocean acidification and warming affect life in the sea In November 2017, the final phase of the German research association…
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.…
Mares

The living dinosaurs of the sea

by Mares - 4th August 2017
Out of the seven species of sea turtles, six have made it onto the International Union for Conservation of Nature's…
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…
Herbert

Deep sea mining threatens unique marine habitats

by Herbert - 3rd July 2017
Open letter: Marine researchers warn of the consequences of deep sea mining In an open letter published in the Nature…
Mares

Elevated carbon dioxide levels impairs cone snails’ hunting skills

by Mares - 7th February 2017
Cone Snails become hyperactive and “meandered around” Cone snails are expected to find it hard to catch their prey if…
Herbert

Black Sea mapping expedition uncovers more than 40 shipwrecks

by Herbert - 18th October 2016
Largest expedition of this kind in Black SeaAn international expedition mapping the submerged ancient landscapes at the Bulgarian coast of…
Mares

Greenpeace reports on research on microplastics in seafood

by Mares - 6th October 2016
Microplastics can accumulate in the food chain “In the environment, microplastics act like a foreign body with toxins. It contains…
Mares

Essential seaweed species in Baltic Sea under threat

by Mares - 11th August 2016
The Baltic Sea’s biomass of bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus) may soon decline due to rising sea temperatures and the presence…
Mares

Overfishing causes collapse of cod fisheries in Baltic Sea

by Mares - 15th July 2016
Scientists suggest revision of maximum catch quotas Cod is the great predator of the Baltic Sea and the main fish…
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…
Mares

Invasive seaweed develops stronger defences

by Mares - 4th January 2016
A higher level of defence has been found within an invasive strain of seaweed from Asia that has translocated to…
Mares

Arctic sea ice plays essential role in methane cycle

by Mares - 8th December 2015
Study uncovers link between seasonal melting of sea ice and release of methane gas The ice-covered Arctic Ocean plays a…
Mares

German research network on ocean acification concludes

by Mares - 8th October 2015
An in-depth assessment of the possible impact of ocean acidification on the environment, society and economy, as well as the…
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…
Mares

Nitrous Oxide From The Sea

by Mares - 26th June 2015
Kiel marine scientists have discovered that the South-East Pacific region has been emitting more nitrous oxide levels than previously expected.…
Franco and Sabrina

Are you looking for a mermaid?

by Franco and Sabrina - 26th May 2023
Okay then, get ready and hurry up before it's too late. Mermaids? Are you sure? All right, well, let's look…
Ivana and Janez

‘Bigrene’ bathtubs of Stopića Cave

by Ivana and Janez - 12th May 2022
This winter we carried out some research on Zlatibor Mountain in Serbia. One of the biggest attractions in this region, Stopića Cave,…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations: Niue

by Dan - 14th August 2020
2400km northeast of New Zealand lies a large coral atoll, only 65 kilometres in circumference and with its highest point…
Imran

Wonderland

by Imran - 23rd January 2020
Some of the most magical time spent photographing underwater is when you capture images which people least expect to look…
Semra

Diving in the Mexican Cenotes

by Semra - 19th November 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! My last blog was about 5 young Egyptian guys with the shared…
Ivana and Janez

Freshwater in salty water – Underwater springs

by Ivana and Janez - 15th October 2019
You have certainly, at some point, experienced an area where cold water rises up from the deep. It might be…
Ivana and Janez

In the heart of Dalmatia

by Ivana and Janez - 24th September 2019
The region of Dalmatia is located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, stretching from Rab in the north…
Ivana and Janez

Freshwater vs marine diving

by Ivana and Janez - 13th November 2018
For more information on Marine Ecology, check out our friends at SSI! Most of us dive in a marine environment…
Mares

Dive Expedition – Mt. Treskavica Lakes

by Mares - 26th October 2018
Located thirty kilometers south of Sarajevo, the Treskavica mountain range is no doubt one of the most beautiful in Bosnia…
Ivana and Janez

The Wreck of the Brioni

by Ivana and Janez - 2nd July 2018
The wreck of the Brioni passenger and cargo ship is one of the most captivating wrecks in the Croatian part…
Cat

A New Cave Diver is Born!

by Cat - 16th April 2018
Cave diving... If you had asked me only last week about cave diving, my answer would have been very clear,…
Ivana and Janez

Icy Adventures

by Ivana and Janez - 9th March 2018
When you think of diving under the ice in Europe, what first comes to mind is Lake Weissensee, located in…
Herbert

EU project Nunataryuk investigates effects of permafrost thaw

by Herbert - 27th November 2017
Fragile Arctic environment threatened by retreating permafrost Permafrost makes up a quarter of the land mass in the Northern Hemisphere.…
Herbert

Storm waves from the past hold lessons for future

by Herbert - 13th November 2017
Huge boulders on coast retain clues about prehistoric storms In the Bahamas, tons of boulders have been washed onto the…
Franco and Sabrina

The treasures of the submerged archaeological park of Baia

by Franco and Sabrina - 10th November 2017
Can you believe that is possible to freedive and scuba dive side by side with a grouper or an octopus,…
Herbert

Mangroves: “Forests on stilts” in dire straits

by Herbert - 26th July 2017
Half of the world's mangroves already destroyed, says WWF on World Mangrove Day Today, on World Mangrove Day (26 July…
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.…
Mares

West Antarctica experiences accelerated glacier melting

by Mares - 13th December 2016
Research will lead to better predictions about rising sea levelsThe fastest ongoing rates of glacier retreat ever recorded have been…
Herbert

Submerged Mediterranean port actually eight acres large

by Herbert - 30th August 2016
Site of a major fortress and port during the Roman periodIt turns out that the ancient Mediterranean port of Triport…
Mares

High concentrations of gold found in Iceland’s geothermal systems

by Mares - 25th February 2016
On Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula, marine scientists found themselves prospecting for gold when they discovered very high concentrations of gold in…
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…
Herbert

Climate Change: Ocean Collapse irreversible?

by Herbert - 8th July 2015
Oceans Will Collapse If Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Not Reduced It's been confirmed: Even if we were to reduce our…
Alex

Galapagos – Diving Turned Up To 11

by Alex - 5th February 2024
Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands are an archipelago consisting of 13 main islands (five of which are inhabited), seven minor islands and…
Kathryn

6 of the best shark diving experiences for new divers

by Kathryn - 1st February 2024
For many scuba divers, going diving with sharks is a bucket-list experience and it can easily turn into a lifelong…
Kathryn

Dive fitness: Easy ways to get fit for your next dive vacation

by Kathryn - 31st October 2023
Scuba diving is a captivating sport and there’s nothing better than going on a dive vacation and exploring new destinations…
Andi

Diving into Darkness: The Adventure of Cave Exploration in South Australia

by Andi - 10th October 2023
When you start your scuba diving journey, you’re excited to just have the chance to breathe underwater. You fumble around…
Alex

Photographing History

by Alex - 26th September 2023
Like many people, my highlight of a Red Sea trip is often diving on the wreck of SS Thistlegorm, with…
Kathryn

Liveaboard diving 101: Everything you need to know before you go

by Kathryn - 11th September 2023
Imagine waking up to the gentle rocking of a boat, the sun rising over crystal-clear waters, and the promise of…
Andi

Against all odds: Fulfilling a dream to become an SSI Divemaster

by Andi - 19th August 2023
Starting something new, especially later in life, can feel like an extreme challenge. There’s a lot of fear that surrounds…