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Large whale die off along Alaska coast concern scientists Photo

Large whale die off along Alaska coast concern scientists

Scientists are concerned about a high number of whale deaths along the northwest coast of North America in recent months. At least 30 dead whales have been recorded off the Gulf of Alaska since May, which is more than triple the normal rate, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. At the current time, scientists are not certain what is to blame for the die off. The theory presently is that the large algae bloom is to blame, although only one tissue sample supports this.

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Delkin Devices announces XQD cards Photo

Delkin Devices announces XQD cards

Delkin Devices has announced that the will be shipping their premium XQD cards from mid to late October. They will be available in 64GB, 120GB and 240GB capacities and the cards have a possible write write speed of 400MB/s, allowing them capable of recording 4K and HD video at 180fps.

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PetaPixel features underwater images of plankton Photo

PetaPixel features underwater images of plankton

PetaPixel has featured the images of Japanese underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu. Minemizu’s images focus on microscopic plankton that rise to the surface during blackwater dives. The images are part of a solo exhibition entitled Jewels in the Night Sea that will be touring Japan later this year. The 40 images are featured and supported by Canon galleries in Japan.

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Florida declares state of emergency due to red tide Photo

Florida declares state of emergency due to red tide

Florida has declared a state of emergency due to the bloom of toxic red algae that has killed numerous animals and has affected tourism. Governor Scott promised $1.5 million in funds to help seven counties that stretches from Tampa to the Everglades. Animals killed and washed ashore have included fish, turtles, eels, porpoises, manatees, and one 26-foot whale shark. Difficulty breathing by humans is another little known symptom of red tides, due to blooms of Karenia brevis.

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