Japanese whaling fleet yet to leave dock Photo

Japanese whaling fleet yet to leave dock

The Japanese whaling fleet should be underway by now if it is to reach it’s hunting grounds in the Southern Oceans. However, Sea Shepherd reports that it is still in dock. The fleet normally leaves before November 19 which was more than 10 days ago and this means they will certainly not be able to begin whaling around December 20th as normal. It would seem that part of the reason is the lack of a fleet re-supply vessel.

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Bite-Back launches 2011 calender Photo

Bite-Back launches 2011 calender

Environmental charity Bite-Back has launched it’s 2011 calender. This uses images from David Doubilet, Doug Perrine, Brian Skerry, Eric Cheng and Alex Mustard amongst others to remind us on a daily basis what is at stake if we carry on overfishing the world’s oceans.

Bite-Back has run a very successful campaign to force the UK’s supermarkets to re-think their sourcing policies, and is active in persuading Chinese restaurants to remove shark fin from their menus. Full details of the calender and the organization are on their website.

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James Wood to be Associate Director of Waikiki Aquarium Photo

James Wood to be Associate Director of Waikiki Aquarium

James B. Wood, Wetpixel moderator , has accepted the position of Associate Director at the Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii. James is an educator, author, webmaster, research scientist and pioneer in informal education. He has been featured in several Discovery Channel specials on squid and octopuses. Waikiki Aquarium is the 3rd oldest public aquarium in the US and part of the University of Hawaii system. The aquarium serves 320,000 guests a year.

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Aquatica releases renderings of AD7000 housing Photo

Aquatica releases renderings of AD7000 housing

Aquatica has released renderings of their new AD7000 housing for the Nikon D7000 SLR. A full press release is expected next week, but expected features include: A combined port lock / lens release and pinion gear relief lever, the multi controller pad is relocated further to the right for easier access and its design replicates the one found on the camera and the internal flash actuation lever operates with one press to flip it open and then just lift to close.

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