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Hannah

Diving World Record Attempt in Florida

by Hannah - 21st June 2017
The early morning sun was bright on Saturday, June 17th, casting glaring rays from the east atop the water to the edge of the beach where we stood. ...
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Herbert

253 people creates world’s largest 3D bodypainting image

by Herbert - 21st August 2017
Last Saturday, a world record was set at Messe Wien (Viennese exhibition center). On 187 square meters, 253 people created the largest 3D bodypainting...
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Mares

IUCN Report: “We are making the world sick”

by Mares - 9th September 2016
Drastic changes within the marine environment Since the 1970s, the oceans have absorbed more than 93 percent of the enhanced heating caused by clima...
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Mares

Thirty percent of UNESCO natural World Heritage Sites at risk

by Mares - 6th October 2015
Almost one-third of all 229 UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites worldwide are being threatened by mining activity and the extraction of fossil fuels, ...
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Emir

La Goergette-René, a wreck in a cave !

by Emir - 7th June 2017
In Algeria you can find unusual things, like this boat from the 19th century discovered in the lake of Bir Bensomane in Guelma, East Algeria. This ...
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Herbert

Project REEFCALENDAR 2017

by Herbert - 30th April 2017
World record attempt for our reefs and oceansNothing in the universe is as versatile and beautiful, complex and sensitive as the oceans. Oceans are ...
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Franco and Sabrina

Moments of a lifetime caught on camera : Snorkelling side by side with the sperm whales of the eastern Caribbean Sea

by Franco and Sabrina - 29th November 2016
This post starts our contribution to the Mares blog, to which we are absolutely grateful, and our first post is about the sperm whales of the Car...
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Gianluca

A goodbye to Enzo Maiorca from Gianluca Genoni

by Gianluca - 21st November 2016
Dear Enzo, As you well know, under certain circumstances I don’t particularly like to say anything, it’s too easy to fall in to rhetoric or the...
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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 southern ...
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Mares

For all things ‘freediving’ check out Gianluca Genoni – on board with the Mares blog!

by Mares - 14th July 2016
Gianluca Genoni has been a Mares testimonial since 1996, has established 18 world records in numerous freediving specialties and is now International...
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Marcel

Red Bull Cliff Diving and Mares Freediving come together

by Marcel - 16th June 2016
Only very occasionally does a jump from the pool side look so graceful – I had the great pleasure of joining freediving world record holder Chr...
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Herbert

Bluefin tuna return to North Sea

by Herbert - 2nd October 2017
Researchers tag fish with satellite trackers After an absence of more than 50 years, the endangered bluefin tuna has returned to the North Sea. A j...
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Herbert

9th Rebreather Reunion Hemmoor Germany

by Herbert - 4th September 2017
Meeting took place on 25 to 27 August 2017 On August 25th to 27th, the ninth "Rebreather Reunion Hemmoor Germany" was held at the Kreidesee in Hemm...
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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 2017), the WWF issues a warni...
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Hannah

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week finally features females

by Hannah - 21st July 2017
No doubt about it, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week gets a lot of attention with more than 2.5 million viewers in 2015. However, the network has bee...
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Hannah

Waiting with Ba(i)ted Breath

by Hannah - 2nd June 2017
We have all been waiting with ba(i)ted breath to see our first silky shark of the year here off the east coast of Florida. Our shark survey data sho...
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Franco and Sabrina

Vamonos à bucear

by Franco and Sabrina - 15th May 2017
The look of the Baja California Sur can appear tedious: cactus, desert, rocks, beaches and vice versa, but the underwater side of the coin is aweso...
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Carlo

Teaching freediving: a passion for fun

by Carlo - 11th May 2017
Since I started teaching freediving courses in 2004 things have changed a lot on both the national and international freediving scene. More and more ...
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Fred Buyle

Freediving – a tool for marine biology

by Fred Buyle - 5th May 2017
For my first Mares blog I have decided to write about one of the most exiting projects I’m involved in: Darewin. Darewin is the brainchild of Fab...
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Herbert

YO-44 aka Kodiak Queen: Richard Branson to sink WWII ship that survived Pearl Harbor attack

by Herbert - 12th April 2017
Ship targetted to become artificial reef These days, weather permitting, a ship is scheduled to sink. Nothing special? In the course of the day, the...
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Mares

Researchers gather at Great Barrier Reef to study latest coral bleaching

by Mares - 21st March 2017
Aerial and underwater surveys to be conducted As coral bleaching strikes the Great Barrier Reef for the second year in a row, coral researchers ar...
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Herbert

Yap: Manta Mania in its third year

by Herbert - 2nd March 2017
Science and fascination within one's reachEvery year, during the mating season of the manta rays in Yap, scientists and interested divers from all ove...
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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 listening...
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Mares

Map of seafloor shows new details about 2015 eruption at Axial Seamount

by Mares - 29th December 2016
The Axial Seamount, an underwater volcano about 470 kilometres off the Oregon coast, is one of the world's most active volcanoes and one of the most...
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Mares

Tracing how the relationship between corals and algae began

by Mares - 26th November 2016
How corals met algae: Tracing how their symbiotic relationship startedThe symbiotic relationship between algae and modern corals began more than 210 ...
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Gianluca

Artificial Blue Holes

by Gianluca - 28th October 2016
Until recently, deep freedive training during colder seasons in a swimming pool was impossible, but this is no longer the case. The first deep pool...
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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 the Black ...
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Mares

Larger-sized animals at higher risk of extinction

by Mares - 22nd September 2016
Serious consequences for the marine ecosystems Uncontrolled fishing practices have given rise to a new trend that places larger animals at greater...
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New butterflyfish species discovered in Hawaii

by Mares - 13th September 2016
Butterflyfish found in deep coral reefs Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of butterflyfish in the deep coral reefs of the P...
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Mares

White orca returns after absence of several years

by Mares - 7th September 2016
"Iceberg" the white orca has resurfaced in the Russian Far East. First sighted in early 2012, he captured worldwide media interest as white cetacean...
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Peter

The Privilege of Diving

by Peter - 17th August 2016
The Privilege of Diving What was your first window to the ocean like? Through mine everything was black and white, it could speak and had no remot...
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Mares

Mares welcomes blogger Ben Reymenants!

by Mares - 29th July 2016
Ben Reymenants was born in Belgium where he did his first dives in 1991. 25 years later he has dived and taught all over the world and holds trainer ...
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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 southern c...
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Mares

An interview with Katarina Linczenyiova, freediver

by Mares - 10th June 2016
A rising star Katarina Linczenyiova is a rising star in the world of freediving, although she is relatively unknown in Western Europe. We met this...
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New Sea Shepherd campaign launched

by Mares - 21st March 2016
Sea Shepherd has launched a campaign called Operation Driftnet focusing on the illegal and destructive method of driftnet fishing in the Indian Ocea...
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New European satellite to monitor the oceans and environment

by Mares - 19th February 2016
Carrying four Earth-observation instruments on board, a satellite lifted off on Tuesday on its mission to bring us a more comprehensive picture of o...
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Mares

Tackling rising ocean temperatures

by Mares - 1st October 2015
Rising sea temperatures are threatening marine ecosystems worldwide, and this has a major impact on our climate, weather, fish stocks and bird populat...
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Herbert

Biology: Sunfish

by Herbert - 1st September 2015
Floating "Millstones" In The Ocean? At first glance, these curious-looking fish look like gigantic fish heads without a body. They are known as ...