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North Sea

The Drowned Lands of Doggerland

X-Ray Magazine article |  
Once upon a time there was a land... Doggerland—a huge area of dry land that once stretched from Scotland to Denmark—was slowly submerged by water between 18,000 BC and 5,500 BC. Today it is a shallow bank and productive fishing ground in the middle of the North Sea.

Operation Deadlight

X-Ray Magazine article |  
At the end of Second World War, the allied forces were in possession of 120 German U-boats. They decided to let them sink in the deep water of the Atlantic Ocean during a special operation for this purpose.
61 - Jul 2014 | Operation Deadlight

Scuttled WW2 German U-boat found off Scotland

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A team of divers from the Buchan Divers group found the wreck of the German U-boat scuttled by its crew off the Scottish coast after a 12 year search

Ghostfishing

X-Ray Magazine article |  
It is the nightmare of every diver who dives the Dutch North Sea—getting entangled in a fishing line of old net, unable to free yourself. The Dutch wrecks are becoming an ever popular destination for both the fishing and diving industry. A threat to both, fishing boats and anglers can lose their nets and lines on wrecks, and divers can lose their lives.
40 - Jan 2011 | Ghostfishing

Saltstraumen

X-Ray Magazine article |  
The current grabs you as soon as you enter the water. Your first thought, this is going to be a wild one! The adrenalin is flowing as fast in your veins as the currents is flowing past kelp covered rocks. Diving the strongest malstroem on the planet is not for the fainthearted. It is extremely fun though!
19 - Oct 2007 | Saltstraumen

German submarine lost during WWI found off Dutch coast

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The Dutch Navy has discovered a German submarine which was lost along with its more than 40 crew members during the First World War

Dutch petition to prevent WW1 wrecks from being demolished

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Off the coast of Scheveningen two Dutch salvage vessels are currently plundering three British WW1 wrecks; The Cressy, Aboukir and the Hogue. Local divers and anglers ask you to support an end to these practices.

Wind farm in North Sea has positive net impact on fauna

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For fish and marine mammals, it provides an oasis of calm in a relatively busy coastal area, according to researcher Prof. Han Lindeboom at IMARES, part of Wageningen UR, and several of his colleagues and fellow scientists at Bureau Waardenburg and Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ).

Concerns over North Sea dolphins

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The UK Government agrees to investigate concerns that proposed oil and gas exploration threatens bottlenose dolphins in parts of the North Sea

Sea Fishes and Invertebrates of the North Sea

Books & Media |  Sea Fishes and Invertebrates of the North Sea reveals the profusion of marine life that exists in this diverse but little-documented region.
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