Article shows hope for coral reefs Photo

Article shows hope for coral reefs

The BBC Earth section has posted an extended article about coral regeneration after bleaching events. Entitled ” The corals that came back from the dead”, the article talks about the “Phoenix Effect” which was first described in 1992 by David Krupp. It describes a process whereby corals can regrow from a small fragment of life after a sea temperature rise. Up until now, this has been observed only in disk corals, but the articles cites Peter Mumby’s experience with Porites sp corals in Rangiroa lagoon, French Polynesia.

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INON unveils LF1100-W LED light Photo

INON unveils LF1100-W LED light

Inon has announced the LF1100-W LED light. The new light is the first wide version in the LF series with a maximum output of 1100 lumens and an angle of 85 degrees. The light uses 3 AA batteries. The light is native 5000K and can also be used as a dive light with its low mode setting.

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Report: El Hierro Fotosub Photo

Report: El Hierro Fotosub

The El Hierro Fotosub contest was held from 11 to 19 October on the island of El Hierro, Spain. Photosub contests are “splash in” style contests that concentrate on the images that are produced in camera. Carlos Villoch writes that “the winning team was led by last year’s CMAS Spain Champion Marc Gimenez with the second placed team led by CMAS World Champion David Barrio.

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Results: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Photo

Results: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

The results of the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest were announced last night at a gala occasion at the Natural History Museum in London, England. The winner of the Underwater Species category was Indra Swart Wonowidjojo of Indonesia with an image of two whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) taken at Cenderawasih Bay. Heartfelt congratulations to all those placed in the contest.

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DEMA 2014: Image Resource Center Schedule Photo

DEMA 2014: Image Resource Center Schedule

The schedule for the 2014 Image Resource Center at the DEMA Show has been posted onto the DEMA website. The IRC serves as a centerpiece to the imaging section of the show. Speakers include Cristian Dimitrius, Erin Quigley, John Ellerbrock, Berkley White, Stephen Frink and Chris Parsons. As always Wetpixel will be reporting from the show for those that can’t make it!

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