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Wetpixel asks the Pros: Backup strategies Photo

Wetpixel asks the Pros: Backup strategies

Wetpixel asks the Pros is a new monthly feature on Wetpixel that aims to tackle questions about underwater imaging by asking industry leading professionals how to do it! Our first article deals with the often ignored but absolutely crucial issue of backing up images and footage. 18 of the world’s leading underwater photographers and filmmakers give us their insights.

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West coast sardine population collapses prompting fishing ban Photo

West coast sardine population collapses prompting fishing ban

Due to rapidly declining sardine population numbers, federal regulators agreed yesterday to halt commercial sardine fishing off the west coast from Mexico to Canada immediately and close next year’s season as well. Regulators hope to prevent the level of fishery collapse that famously affected Monterey Bay’s Cannery Row. (Image from Shutterstock)

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Review: Spyder5 monitor calibration system Photo

Review: Spyder5 monitor calibration system

As underwater image makers, we often ignore the devices that we use to store and edit our imagery on. Color management is a key ingredient in ensuring that images look their best, both on screen and in print and key ingredient in this is the calibration of monitors to ensure that they accurately reflect colors. Datacolor has just released their Spyder5 monitor calibration system, and Wetpixel has been able to test it.

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Video: The Bulls of BAD by Howard Hall Photo

Video: The Bulls of BAD by Howard Hall

Howard Hall has posted a stunning short film featuring the bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) of the Beqa Lagoon, Fiji onto Vimeo Featuring footage shot in 5K, Howard describes that the site sometimes gets around 100 bull sharks at one time, and that the sharks are so numerous that they chase the tiger sharks ((Galeocerdo cuvier) off!

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ROV encounters sperm whale Photo

ROV encounters sperm whale

The Nautilus Expedition has set out and is currently investigating the effects of natural gas seeps that occur in the Gulf of Mexico. The expedition is using ROVs to gather samples and data from the water column. During one of the vehicle’s dives, the ROV encountered a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) at 598m (1,962 ft). The animal was curious, circling the vehicle and its TMS a few times before moving off.

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FIX ships the Neo 1500 DX SWR light Photo

FIX ships the Neo 1500 DX SWR light

FIX has announced their new Neo 1500 DX SWR light’s specifications. Billed as a video, focus or macro light in one package, it features a 100° or 30° 1500 lumen beam that can be stepped in 25% or 1% increments and switched to a red mode. Its batteries can be swapped, or charged via external charging points as required.

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