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Video: Blue whale lunge feeding in Monterey Bay Photo

Video: Blue whale lunge feeding in Monterey Bay

Earth Touch News has published a video of a blue whale lunge feeding in Monterey Bay. Blue whales, the largest animals on earth, are some of the rarest to encounter in the wild. Even more so to get a perfect view of a blue whale feeding on krill, their main food source. But, wildlife photographer Slater Moore did just that while on a whale watching boat off Monterey last month.

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Issue 97 of UwP Magazine is available Photo

Issue 97 of UwP Magazine is available

Underwater Photography (UwP) Magazine issue 97 is now available to download. It features reviews of the Olympus TG-5, Cinebags CB27, Olympus 8mm and Nauticam 140mm dome and the Videux video management app. Phil Rudin celebrates his fiftieth article in UwP and Chris Knight talks about the Cay of Pigs in the Bahamas. As always, UwP is also full of information about new products, books and imagery.

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Fantasea ships FML system ports Photo

Fantasea ships FML system ports

Fantasea has announced their FML range of ports, extension rings and zoom gears compatible with their FA6500 housing for the Sony a6500 and a6300 mirrorless cameras. The ports give support for the following Sony lenses: E 10–18mm f/4, E PZ 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6, E 30mm f/3.5 Macro, FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro and the E 16mm f/2.8 with or without Sony’s Fisheye Lens or Ultra-Wide Lens Converters

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Canon announces 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2 cameras Photo

Canon announces 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2 cameras

Canon has announced two new SLR cameras. The EOS 6D Mark II has a full frame 29.2 MP sensor, a native ISO range of 100-40000 and a 45 points all cross type autofocus (AF) system. The EOS Rebel SL2 9EOS (200D in Europe) has an APS-C 24.2 MP sensor, an ISO range of 100-25600 and Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

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Micron Discontinues Lexar memory cards Photo

Micron Discontinues Lexar memory cards

Micron Technology announced today that it is discontinuing its retail sales of the ubiquitous Lexar memory cards in order to focus on “increasing opportunities in higher value markets and channels.” Micron are seeking a buyer for al or part of the Lexar business. If this is unsuccessful, Lexar as a brand will cease to exist.

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Ron Watkins: Salmon Shark - Behind the Shot Photo

Ron Watkins: Salmon Shark - Behind the Shot

Ron Watkins recently shared a fantastic shot of a Salmon Shark (Lamna ditropis) on the Wetpixel Facebook page, and it got a lot of attention since these are incredibly hard sharks to shoot - skunking many an underwater photographer. We asked him to share how he got the shot and the settings behind the shot with the Wetpixel Community. Here is his story.

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Tagged:behind the shot, news, salmon shark
USPS announces Sharks Forever Stamps Photo

USPS announces Sharks Forever Stamps

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced a set of stamps featuring iconic shark species. Norbert Wu, among others, has has his image of a great white (Carcharodon carcharias) immortalized as postage stamp. The release aims to highlight shark’s role in the oceans and to offset some of the demonization they face from society.

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Genus Manta ceases to exist Photo

Genus Manta ceases to exist

A paper in the Zoological Journal reports that DNA sequence data from mitochondrial genomes and c. 1000 nuclear exons has proven that the members of the genus Manta actually sit within Mobulla. Hence the oceanic manta previously known as Manta birostris and the reef manta, Manta alfredi are now known as Mobula birostris and Mobula alfredi.

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Dominican Republic bans shark fishing Photo

Dominican Republic bans shark fishing

The Dominican Republic has announced a ban on the fishing and trading of sharks, rays, parrotfish and sea urchins within its waters. FIS has also reported that the trade of any derivate products, including import and export will be banned. The sharks fishing ban is for an indefinite period, whereas the other species have either a 2 or 5 year ban.

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Tagged:dominican republic, environment, news
Underwater photo series brings awareness to ghost nets Photo

Underwater photo series brings awareness to ghost nets

Underwater photographer Jose Cano and performance artist Cristine Beggs collaborate to bring awareness to the problem of ghost nets. The pair worked together to produce underwater images that put Beggs and other models in uncomfortable looking situations with nets to represent the plague of ghost nets on ocean wildlife. The pair hopes that through these images change can be made.

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Tagged:ghost nets, news, photo series