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Girls that Scuba announces female only underwater photo competition Photo

Girls that Scuba announces female only underwater photo competition

Girls That Scuba has announced their first female-only underwater photography competition. The competition is accepting entries from September 13th to October 13th 2018. There are four categories for the competition: Beginner, Macro, Wide Angle, and Videography. One prize per category will be awarded, including a Red Sea live aboard trip with Emperor Divers.

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California State Parks debuts first underwater trail Photo

California State Parks debuts first underwater trail

California’s first underwater trail opens to the public on October 1st in Lake Tahoe. The underwater trail consists of four dive sites comprised of several historic small watercraft. California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation established the underwater trails. “This collection is the largest, most diverse group of sunken small watercraft of its kind, in their original location, known to exist in the nation.

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Irix announces 150mm macro lens Photo

Irix announces 150mm macro lens

Irix has announced that they will be producing a manual focus 150mm f/2.8 macro lens. It offers a 1:1 magnification ratio at 0.345 m (0.92 ft) and a maximum aperture of f/32. It will be available with Nikon F, Canon EF, and Pentax K mounts and is constructed with 12 elements in 9 groups, and an 11 bladed aperture diaphragm.

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Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture Photo

Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture

Jason deCaires Taylor’s “Sculpture Coralarium” has been destroyed by police in the Maldives. The semi-submergerd structure and sculptures was destroyed using pick axes, ropes, and saws in front of the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi resort on Friday of this past week. The move came after a civil court ordered the destruction of the artwork. Former president Abdulla Yameen, who did not win re-election this weekend, ordered the removal in July.

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Basking sharks recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland Photo

Basking sharks recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland

Basking sharks have been recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland. Scientists used a monitoring device secured to a 25 foot basking shark that recorded a breaching event after three hours. Additionally, the team recorded 20 breaches from basking sharks while being filmed from shore. Although the team was able to record breaching events as well as estimate speeds during the events, the question of why basking sharks breach is still unanswered.

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