Gabon announces newest marine reserve of 18,000 square miles
On wednesday the president of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, announced at the opening of the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress that 18,000 square miles of ocean, nearly a quarter of its waters, will be protected from commercial fishing. More than 20 species of sharks and rays inhabit Gabon’s coastline as well as 20 species of marine mammals, and four species of sea turtles, which includes the world’s largest breeding leatherback turtle population and the Atlantic Ocean’s largest breeding olive ridley turtle population.
Light and Motion unveils the SOLA 8000
Light & Motion has announced their new SOLA 8000 video light. Featuring an output of 8000 lumen and a burn time of 50 minutes at full power, which can be monitored via an OLED display, the light utilises Light & Motions “direct cooling technology”.
Amphibico to release 5.6” HD monitor
Amphibico has announced that they will be releasing an HD monitor in 2015. It will feature a 5.6” (14.2 cm) 16:9 IPS display that will run off 2 18650 Lithium Ion Cells. Connection is via HDMI and it will mount on all Amphibico, Aquatica or other housings.
Aquatica announces housing for Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Aquatica has announced that it will be shipping a housing for the Canon EOS 7D Mk II in early 2015. The new housing will have improved ergonomics, will be compatible with Aquatica’s port system and large control knobs. It will be available with optical, Nikonos or Ikelite strobe connections.
JVC announces affordable 4K cameras
JVC has announced three handheld 4K cameras. All three feature dual SDHC/SDXC card slots, 3.5-inch LCD displays and 1.56 megapixel color viewfinders, both with smart focus assist functions, and offer two-channel audio recording. The GY-LS300 has a super 35mm sensor with a MFT lens mount, the GY-HMI70 a fixed zoom lens, and the GY-HM200 can stream video via Ustream or other destinations.
Sony poised to revolutionise image sensors
It looks as if Sony is poised to revolutionise sensor technology. PetaPixel has posted an article about a new patent made by the company that appears to show a whole new technique of recording color information at pixel level. “Active-Pixel Color Sampling” (APACS) uses a pixel level moving electronic color filter to sense RGB information, rather than the conventional interpolation process. (Image by Shutterstock).
Final call: Ocean Art 2014
Maryland family uncovers 15 million year old shark skeleton in backyard
A family in the Calvert Cliffs area of Mayland had the find of a lifetime when they began excavating their backyard for a new sunroom. What began with a couple of intact vertebrae about a foot and a half into the ground turned into one of the most complete fossils of a 15-million year old snaggletooth shark.
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