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After 100-years, scientists realize Chesapeake Bay Sea Nettles are their own species Photo

After 100-years, scientists realize Chesapeake Bay Sea Nettles are their own species

Irritating and stinging sea nettles are an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay, but have found themselves the subject of a centuries-old case of mistaken identity. The sea nettles inhabiting the Chesapeake were long thought to be the same species as the Chrysaora quinquecirrha living in the Atlantic, however, some scientists decided to take a closer look. Low and behold, the newly described Bay Nettles are half the size, have half as many tentacles, and have arms that are almost twice as long as the long recognized Sea Nettle. The new species has been named Chrysaora chesapeakei, or Bay Nettle Jelly.

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Adelie penguins in the Antarctic suffer “catastrophic” breeding season Photo

Adelie penguins in the Antarctic suffer “catastrophic” breeding season

In the second “catastrophic” breeding season for Adelie penguins in five years, conservationists are calling for drastic measures to save the species. All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in the 2017 breeding season. The last high mortality breeding season occurred in 2015 when every single chick died. Scientists say the record amount of sea ice meant adults needed to travel farther for food as well as increased competition for a primary food source of krill from commercial fishing vessels.

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Canon has announced the G1 X Mark III compact camera Photo

Canon has announced the G1 X Mark III compact camera

Canon has announced the G1 X Mark III compact camera which features a 24.3MP APS-C sized sensor. It also has Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF and an ISO range of 100-25,600. Video is available at 1080/60P with 5 axis movie image stabilization. Canon will offer a waterproof housing (WP-DC56) for the camera too.

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Nauticam ships housing for Nikon D7500 camera Photo

Nauticam ships housing for Nikon D7500 camera

Nauticam](http://www.nauticam.com) are shipping their NA-D7500 housing for the Nikon D7500 DX camera. It features levers for accessing key camera functions, a pushbutton for the user assignable AE-L/AF-L and a “pinky lever” for the Fn1 control.

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Gates announces SPR80 travel Port Ring system Photo

Gates announces SPR80 travel Port Ring system

Gates Underwater Products has announced their SPR80 Stackable Port Ring system. It allows for complete modular support of a wide variety of lens options in a single package and is hence being marketed to on location traveling filmmakers as a light, comprehensive solution for many different lenses.

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A diver’s POV of diving the GOM Dead Zone Photo

A diver’s POV of diving the GOM Dead Zone

There is a Dead Zone that has been occurring along the Texas and Louisiana coastline’s during the summer months since researchers started measuring it in 1985. This August, assistant professor Cameron Thrash carried a GoPro while he dove the dead zone 60 feet below the surface approximately 30 miles south of Cocodrie. A dead zone is where bacteria has depleted the water of oxygen and life fails to thrive.

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Alien Skin releases Exposure X3 Photo

Alien Skin releases Exposure X3

Alien Skin has released their Exposure X3 RAW Photo Editor. New functionality includes keyword support, collection tool, virtual copies, additional color and mono support, enhanced editing linear and radial gradient tool overlays and signature presets.

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Woman rescues shark trapped in rock pool with bare hands Photo

Woman rescues shark trapped in rock pool with bare hands

Melissa Hatheier, an Australian woman who frequently swims the rock pools next to the ocean in Cronulla, Australia, rescued a 3-foot long shark that had found itself trapped in the pool. Hatheier spotted the shark and then called her daughter to come see it for herself. Once her daughter arrived, and started filming with her phone, Hatheier corralled the shark, scooped it up and threw it back into its ocean home. They are not sure whether the shark was a Port Jackson or a Wobbegong shark. They are also surprised by all the attention. Prior to the impromptu rescue they called the emergency number for expert help.

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Cayman’s Kittiwake toppled onto port side after tropical storm Nate Photo

Cayman’s Kittiwake toppled onto port side after tropical storm Nate

The USS Kittiwake, one of Cayman’s most popular dive sites, has been toppled onto its port side following the onslaught of tropical storm Nate. Eyewitnesses that dove the site on sunday report that the decommissioned ship is resting along the reef and appears to have impacted the dive site known as San Chute more than once. The artificial reef was sunk in 2011 at a depth of 64-feet, but now appears to be sitting 20-feet deeper.

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