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Franco and Sabrina

Good News from the CITES

by Franco and Sabrina - 5th October 2016
CITES voted yesterday (4th October) on proposals to list silky sharks, all three species of thresher sharks and all nine…
Herbert

One hundred years after WWI ships’ sinking in port of Kea

by Herbert - 1st October 2016
Memorial service and conference commemorates 100th Anniversary The municipality of Kea and the Friends of Kea Society organised an international conference…
Mares

Environmental factors, not just climate change, can also affect isotopic composition of corals

by Mares - 28th September 2016
Important details found in calcium carbonate skeletons of corals The calcium carbonate skeletons of corals retain important details about their…
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…
Mares

WDC partners with Walflüsterer (Whale whisperer) project to promote sustainable whale watching

by Mares - 21st September 2016
The “Walflüsterer” (Whale whisperer) project, which promotes sustainable whale-watching trips, has chosen the Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s (WDC) as partner…
Herbert

Seafloor of Red Sea formed at least 12 million years ago

by Herbert - 20th September 2016
Discovery overturns present understanding of region’s geological development Geoscientists find the Red Sea fascinating as it represents an ocean in…
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…
Mares

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016

by Mares - 14th September 2016
Volunteers to clear trash from beaches throughout Germany On 17 September 2016, volunteers worldwide will come together to do their…
Mares

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…
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…
Gianluca

Freediving Philosophy

by Gianluca - 8th September 2016
Most people who have never experienced the emotion of freediving see this discipline as a test of bravery or a…
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…
Mares

Fishermen from Niendorf and Travemünde supportive of Fishing for Litter

by Mares - 5th September 2016
Schleswig-Holstein secures funding of project for another three years Since the middle of August 2016, fishermen have been able to…
Mares

NABU Cruise Rankings 2016 : Cruise ships fall short in environmental protection

by Mares - 1st September 2016
People living in the Mediterranean will suffer as a result Based on the NABU Cruise Rankings 2016, all European cruise…
Mares

High pollution potential found in sediment

by Mares - 23rd August 2016
Plastic particles act like magnets to bind pollutants and toxins A research team has revealed that microplastics have the ability…
Herbert

Stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) enchants scientists

by Herbert - 21st August 2016
Squid charms scientists with its googly eyesWhen filming the ocean depths at about 900 metres off the Californian coast recently,…
Mares

Three fishermen on trial for killing dolphins for shark bait

by Mares - 18th August 2016
Evidence against them obtained in secret Three Peruvian fishermen were tried in court on August 16th for killing dolphins and…
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…
Mares

Underwater station and shark observer submersible go on a road trip

by Mares - 17th August 2016
Marine artefacts on loan to Munster for a year Two large marine artefacts from the Stralsunder Nautineum are on their…
Mares

Whale sharks and hammerhead sharks go into the red

by Mares - 16th August 2016
IUCN Red List now names them as “Endangered” The July 2016 update to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of…
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

Fishes find sanctuary

by Mares - 4th August 2016
Larger MPA established based on the movement of fishermen's favoured fish species Beneath the waves of Palikir Pass (or P-Pass)…
Herbert

Humpback whale spotted in Bay of Greifswald

by Herbert - 2nd August 2016
Public requested to report sightings to German Oceanographic Museum On the mornings of July 27th and 28th, a whale was…
Mares

WWF salvages discarded ghost nets in Baltic Sea

by Mares - 1st August 2016
Divers can help by reporting location of ghost netsIt was a successful start to the campaign: A big trawl net…
Peter

Free, self-contained or extended…what’s for you?

by Peter - 29th July 2016
Mares – 'just add water' and your 'pure instinct' will come to life, so you can explore the 'extended range' ahead of you!…
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…
Mares

Underwater robot begins one-year mission

by Mares - 28th July 2016
Autonomous deep-sea robot at work Deep on the Arctic seabed, an autonomous deep-sea robot has been hard at work, having…
Herbert

Potentially pathogenic bacteria discovered in microplastic particles

by Herbert - 28th July 2016
Bacteria population soars when temperatures increase Rising water temperatures have made it more likely for potentially pathogenic bacteria to make…
Mares

Exploring hydrothermal vents at Azores archipelago

by Mares - 23rd July 2016
Researchers investigate hydrothermal vents on research vessel's 30th anniversary cruise Welcome to the world of the hydrothermal vents, where organisms…
Herbert

European Parliament urges Japan to stop whaling

by Herbert - 19th July 2016
Calls made for whaling issue to be part of EU-Japan free trade agreement negotiations Once again, Japan’s whaling activities is…
Mares

Scientists gather new data on effects of El Niño

by Mares - 18th July 2016
Findings indicate changes in equatorial undercurrent. October 2015 saw one of the strongest measured El Niño occurrences in the eastern…
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…
Gianluca

Tremiti Islands: a paradise for freedivers

by Gianluca - 14th July 2016
The Tremti Islands are one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic Sea for freediving and scuba diving and…
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…
Herbert

Diving into the jaws of history

by Herbert - 13th July 2016
On the trail of the giant prehistoric sharks. A chat with fossil hunter William “Bill” Eberlein William “Bill” Eberlein has…
SV Delos

Introducing Delos! A world cruising sailboat! (Part 2)

by SV Delos - 12th July 2016
(Read part 1 here) For Brian and his partner, the moment of reality came in 2008.  The research on boats, planning,…
Herbert

Turtle herpes outbreak may be due to pollution

by Herbert - 11th July 2016
Disease causes growths that obstruct turtle's vision Green sea turtles, which are currently endangered, are facing another threat – a…
SV Delos

Introducing Delos! A world cruising sailboat! (Part 1)

by SV Delos - 11th July 2016
Here I am.  50 Meters underwater.  In a dark black hallway. Swimming my way towards “The Lady”.  I’m following the…
b_rad

Unique Mares Photog Party, Micronesia

by b_rad - 8th July 2016
MantaFest is an annual international photography festival held in Yap at Manta Ray Bay Resort & Yap Divers that is known for being…
Marcel

Great White Shark Tagging

by Marcel - 5th July 2016
Finning, bycatch in commercial fishing, over fishing, sport fishing, contamination, pollution and targeted killing let the shark populations rapidly sink…
Mares

Reintroduction of European flat oysters in German North Sea

by Mares - 30th June 2016
Three-year trial will set up foundation for restoration of species For the first time, the German Federal Agency for Nature…
Herbert

Seaweed threatens coral reefs in the Pacific

by Herbert - 28th June 2016
Researchers call for more protection of herbivorous fishCoral reefs in the Pacific Ocean are coming under increasing threat of the…
Mares

Pipefish give birth to conjoined twins

by Mares - 27th June 2016
Extremely rare to have two conjoined twins within 24 hours During a routine experiment, researchers at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for…
Mares

Fresh hope for coral reefs

by Mares - 23rd June 2016
Global study uncovers “bright spots” where coral reefs thrive Researchers have discovered certain places where coral reefs have managed to…
Herbert

Researchers discover that sponges are host to surprising diverse range of microbes

by Herbert - 17th June 2016
Discovery opens door to potential new discoveries in the futureSponges are important hosts for microbes, making up a significant part…
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…
Mares

Enhancing the analysis of climatic changes in the Arctic

by Mares - 16th June 2016
Scientists head northwards with new autonomous instruments On 13 June 2016, a team of scientists set off to Spitsbergen on…
Mares

Deciphering the history of plate tectonics in North Pacific

by Mares - 14th June 2016
Researchers embark on ten-week expedition The land along the archipelago of the Aleutian Islands and the Kamchatka Peninsula is one…
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