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OSPAR meets – Growing Resistance to UK Shell platform disposal

Almost unnoticed by the "big" news, a spectacle is currently taking place in the North Sea northeast of the Shetland Islands and just 200 kilometres off the Norwegian coast. The Greenpeace ship “Rainbow Warrior” with activists are on site in the harsh North Sea. Since Monday morning they have been demonstrating in the Brent Oilfield, climbing two of the four platforms in the northern North Sea and attaching banners on Brent "Alpha" and Brent "Bravo" with the slogan: "Shell - The sea is not your dump!".

Bio-inspired robot can fly and dive

A bio-inspired robot uses water from the environment to create a propellant gas and start from the water surface. The robot was developed by researchers from Imperial College London. It can fly about 26 meters after launch and could be used to take water samples in dangerous and confusing environments such as floods or marine pollution monitoring, according to Mirko Kovac's team in Science Robotics magazine.

3x Winner of TAT Award: Quality Divers Centre Sea Bees Diving

Quality Divers Centre Sea Bees Diving was honoured with the prestigious award: The Amazing Andaman Underwater. During 12th Annual TAT Award ceremony recognised the Thai travel industry’s best and brightest for their excellence in delivering remarkable service and experience to local and international tourists.

Viruses affect functions in the marine ecosystem

Viruses are known primarily as pathogens of diseases. Scientists of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel are now showing in cooperation with other German and international partners how viruses also influence the ecology of unicellular marine predators. This sheds new light on the role of viruses in ocean ecosystems.

Ice diving at its best in the East of Greenland

The wind blows streaks of powdery snow over the ice, forming wave patterns, elevations and valleys as one would expect in the Sahara and at low tide on the beaches of the North Sea.

10 things you did not know about ice

Ice is water in its solid form, but it is also important to our planet. Climatologists Anne Britt Sandø and Vidar Lien of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research reveal some of the secrets of the ice

The Ocean Cleanup retains debris from the sea

The Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, which develops advanced technologies to clean the oceans of plastic, has announced that its latest ocean cleaning prototype, the "001 / B System", is successfully collecting plastic waste. The new system uses the natural forces of the ocean to passively trap and concentrate plastics and debris.

Less chance for Shark babies in stressed environments

An international research team has found that shark babies born in environments affected by man-made stressors are in poorer physical condition than those raised in undisturbed areas. Dr. Jodie Rummer of the ARC Center for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University is co-author of a study comparing the foraging and condition of two populations of newborn reef sharks: one at St. Joseph's Atoll in Seychelles and the other at Moorea , French Polynesia.

EarPro sales start today

LiquidPro Ltd today announced that it has launched EarPro™ into the European market. The launch is supported by the giveaway of a fantastic 7 night dive trip onboard the S/Y Philippine. Blue o Two, a (blueotwo.com) a premium travel-agent for the scuba diving industry, is the official partner of the launch.

FINCLIP at INTERDIVE 2019

FINCLIP, the innovative device that allows you to don fins without having to bend down, will be present at INTERDIVE 2019. The German market is still in the top position in FINCLIP sales rankings and this make us very proud because we know very well the attention that the German divers have for the innovation and the quality of the products.