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.
Applied Logic release dual control for Sony and Canon camcorders
Applied Logic has released a circuit that allows for two camcorders to be controlled via one input. This is similar to the developments at BS Kinetics, reported about in our 2010 DEMA coverage. The ability to do this is especially useful in 3D set ups when two cameras are employed to give a stereoscopic 3D view, and hence must be synchronized.
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.
Martin Edge’s underwater photo tips video
During the recent Martin Edge/Alex Mustard seminar, Martin used some video clips to illustrate some of the points he was making. The audience’s response to this was overwhelmingly positive. The video had been shot by Jo Horrocks and she has now posted these video clips, together with a narration onto YouTube. Many thanks to Jo for then posting them onto the forum.
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.
This is Your Ocean: Sharks trailer released
Featuring marine artists Wyland, Guy Harvey and Jim Abernethy and edited by George Schellenger, This is Your Ocean:Sharks sets out to change the way the world looks at sharks. Featuring footage from the Bahamas, the trailer has now been posted on Vimeo. Please stay posted for updates on the film’s progress.
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.
Firmware updates for Canon EOS 7D and Rebel T2i (550D)
dpreview reports that Canon has announced the release of firmware updates for the EOS 7D and Rebel T2i (EOS 550D). Both updates comprise bug fixes for issues with each camera, in the case of the 7D firmware v.1.2.3 fixes issues with using speedlights and macro lighting, and for the T2i, firmware v 1.0.9 prevents an issue with the Auto Lighting Optimizer settings.
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