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Underwater Archaeological Exploration

by BGfU - 10th July 2017
The underwater archaeological exploration of a late roman shipwreck on the coast of the Istrian peninsula as part of a…
Herbert

Coastal ecosystems threatened by rising water temperatures

by Herbert - 7th July 2017
Higher water temperatures can lead to nitrite accumulation in marine environments worldwide, and this can ultimately disrupt oceanic food webs,…
Herbert

Underwater landslides may be caused by distant earthquakes

by Herbert - 5th July 2017
Researchers have discovered that large earthquakes can trigger underwater landslides thousands of miles away weeks or months after the occurrence…
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.…
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…
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…
Mares

Changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration can cause temperature fluctuations

by Mares - 22nd June 2017
Scientists use climate models to investigate fluctuations During the last Ice Age, the influence of atmospheric carbon dioxide on the…
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…
Gianluca

French Connection – A freediving course with the Mares France team

by Gianluca - 15th June 2017
A super freediving course with the Mares France team. A week spent learning more about freediving but also sharing our…
Herbert

Lubricated lips helps fish feed on mucus of corals

by Herbert - 12th June 2017
Scientists have discovered a species of fish that has developed a set of self-lubricating lips to consume corals. They have…
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) plays an…
Herbert

Future opportunities for coral reefs

by Herbert - 8th June 2017
In spite of global warming, reefs could change but remain the same Although the world’s coral reefs are under threat,…
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…
Herbert

Rabbitfish as trojan horses

by Herbert - 2nd June 2017
Researchers identify fish’s role in movement of invasive species. For some time, invasive species have been spreading from Indo-Pacific to…
Herbert

Corals create structures to promote reef recovery

by Herbert - 31st May 2017
Complex underwater structures catch coral larvae Scientists have discovered that coral larvae are dependent on their parents. By creating nooks…
Herbert

Iron deficiency inhibits marine microbes

by Herbert - 26th May 2017
Scientists discover important process in nutrient cycle in tropical North Atlantic Iron has been identified as an important nutrient for…
Mares

How are whales and dolphins doing in Europe?

by Mares - 24th May 2017
New population estimates released Ten EU Member States have carried out a survey of the distribution and abundance of whales…
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…
Mares

Compass jellyfish in Boka Bay, Montenegro

by Mares - 13th May 2017
Jellyfish...so graceful and elegant, yet at the same time found in so many different colors and shapes. Their movements remind…
Mares

Master of the coral reef – The Giant Moray Eel

by Mares - 12th May 2017
Sometimes ugly, sometimes frightening, and of imposing size, the Giant Moray Eel is the master of the coral reefs of…
Herbert

Marvels of the Arctic

by Herbert - 9th May 2017
Undertaking a cool journey of discovery Water temperatures of minus 3°C. It is so cold here that using salt to…
Herbert

Papua New Guinea: Simply a dream destination

by Herbert - 6th May 2017
Incredible biodiversity in PNG holds incredible biodiversity North of Australia and south of the Equator lies the independent island state…
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:…
Mares

Kiel Fjord as training ground for mussels

by Mares - 4th May 2017
Genetic adaptation likely to have occurred over many generations Mussels from the Kiel Fjord were discovered to be able to…
Herbert

Project REEFCALENDAR 2017

by Herbert - 30th April 2017
World record attempt for our reefs and oceans Nothing in the universe is as versatile and beautiful, complex and sensitive…
Herbert

Gozo: Azure Window – Azure Boulders

by Herbert - 29th April 2017
New dive spot: Azure BouldersBig news from a small island: Even in the United States and Australia, it was reported…
Hannah

Survey needs divers to speak up for value of Florida’s reefs

by Hannah - 28th April 2017
Beautiful coral reefs are priceless to divers and snorkelers. The intrinsic value of dipping below the waves, leaving the stress…
Herbert

Humpback whale calves whisper to keep safe

by Herbert - 27th April 2017
Vocalisations may be used to help mother and calf stay togetherTo avoid detection by killer whales, newborn humpback whales whisper…
Hannah

Surviving Murphy’s Law to study sharks

by Hannah - 24th April 2017
Have you ever had one of those days when just about everything goes wrong? Mine started out breaking one of…
Emir

Mediterranean Great Sharks Project

by Emir - 23rd April 2017
The 'GranResearch Program', named 'GREBA', has been running since 2015 and aims to identify, label and study shark species in…
Mares

Santorini: How explosive was the Aegean?

by Mares - 18th April 2017
German-Greek research team investigate Santorini's volcanic pastThe Santorini archipelago in the southern Aegean Sea is one of the best spots…
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…
Emir

Mares supports the immersion of the first artificial reefs in Algeria

by Emir - 12th April 2017
A year ago the Probiom, an Algerian network for the protection of marine biodiversity, started an ambitious program - the…
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…
Herbert

Gulf of Thailand: The Burma Maru Expedition

by Herbert - 6th April 2017
Wreck Discovery in the Gulf of Thailand There was little to forewarn the fate that would strike the lone cargo…
Denis

Under the Wave

by Denis - 5th April 2017
Underwater shooting: "Under the Wave" Aloha Production and Players Paris (Starloo) produced a short film in partnership with Tagheuer in…
Franco and Sabrina

The massive and solitary Sphyrna Mokarran

by Franco and Sabrina - 4th April 2017
A few weeks ago I was leading a micro-group of passionate divers and UW photographers to Bimini Island, a lovely sandy…
Herbert

Japan kills 333 whales in annual hunt

by Herbert - 1st April 2017
Whales supposedly killed for "research" purposes After four months at sea, the Japanese whaling fleet has returned from its controversial…
Herbert

Haliphron atlanticus: Deep-sea octopus feeds on jellyfish

by Herbert - 30th March 2017
Octopus then uses tentacles of jellyfish to defend itself The open ocean is the largest habitat on Earth. Within this…
Herbert

Litter in the sea: New portal offers comprehensive coverage

by Herbert - 29th March 2017
New online portal LITTERBASE compiles all data in one location Where is litter at sea and which species and habitats…
Mares

New coral species at World Heritage Site described

by Mares - 28th March 2017
Researchers believe this species is “first of many new hard coral species to be found” Lord Howe Island is already…
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…
Herbert

Programming drones to map oil spills

by Herbert - 7th March 2017
Team drew inspiration from mathematical principlesA team from the University of Buffalo is looking into how drones can be programmed…
Mares

Wave-Glider: Keeping track of marine research in real time

by Mares - 3rd March 2017
Online portal for Wave Glider missions launchedWave Glider missions can now be viewed online – and they are live. Operated…
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…
Morgan

Hello MARES Community

by Morgan - 28th February 2017
Hello MARES community, My name is Morgan Bourc'his, and I am a professional freediver (competitor, instructor, lecturer and brand ambassador).…
Herbert

Biorock project Curacao

by Herbert - 27th February 2017
Artifical reefs help to preserve valuable ecosystemsCuracao's intact coral reefs belong to the most popular attraction for divers and snorkelers.…
Herbert

Why the cockeyed squid has mismatched eyes

by Herbert - 23rd February 2017
Researchers solve mystery after examining 25 years of video footageThe animals in the deep seas comprise some of the most…