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Researchers are reconstructing the history of the sea level

The sea level rises according to current forecasts between 80 and 180 centimetres by the end of the century. For a detailed impact assessment, it is important to know how sea levels have behaved in recent geological history. In a new study, an international research team has now published for the first time a centimetre-accurate sea level reconstruction in the central Pacific over the past 6,000 years.

Buddy-Watcher: Wireless Charging

Free-Linked GmbH, manufacturer of the dive signal transmitter Buddy-Watcher, has been offering its products with a new wireless charging function since January 20th - existing customers can exchange their used devices for new devices with the induction charging function for a small surcharge. The German company not only wants to increase user-friendliness, but also to keep up with the times.


Because IDE is not exhibiting at the BOOT show 2018 in Dusseldorf, the company offers a big discount on their BAVARIA model. Stephan Adam, CEO of IDE: „We want to pass this enormous cost saving through a fantastic price for our model BAVARIA FUN II to our customers and friends.“

Greenpeace travels to unexplored parts of the Antarctic

Greenpeace will explore previously barely known regions in the Antarctic Weddell Sea in the coming weeks, travelling with the expedition ship Arctic Sunrise. Under the guidance of Antarctic researcher Dr. Ing., Susanne J. Lockhart will arrive at the ship in the northern Weddell Sea in the course of the week. Lockhart is accompanied by the German Greenpeace marine expert Sandra Schöttner.

Three freediving world records broken during weekend at the Weissensee

The multiple Swiss freediving champion and world record holder Peter Colat returned to Carinthia's Weissensee in Austria last weekend with a 15-strong team and a new “breath-taking” project. His objective: to break three world records in freediving – all of them under the ice, in the 2-degree Celsius waters of the Weissensee.

Logbook writing – made easy

After each dive the diver logs his dive profile as well as the seen fishes in the logbook. This is often very time consuming if you do not know what fish characteristics to look for. With dive stickers, the stick-on fish pictures, the dives from the last holidays becomes unforgettable

Deafening fish in the Gulf of California

Researchers in the Gulf of California have measured the volume of a particular species of fish: their calls are louder than an airplane taking off. Their deafening calls can damage the hearing of other marine creatures.

Ocean acidification affects mussels in early life stages

Shells have a hard, calcareous shell to protect themselves against environmental hazards and enemies. Increased acidification in the ocean makes it increasingly difficult for organisms to form their shells. Researchers from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) and GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel have recently published a paper in the journal Nature Communications describing their discovery that mussel larvae are sensitive to ocean acidification, which leads to reduced calcification rates and shell dissolution.