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Final Results: The Shootout 2018 Photo

Final Results: The Shootout 2018

The public voting for the third and final round of The Shootout has now finished and the final results are now tabulated. It was a nail-biting finish but Team Gulen won the wide angle category. Overall, Team Lembeh were victorious while Gulen’s Galice Hoarau was the individual winner.

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Results for the Fish and Invertebrates round of The Shootout Photo

Results for the Fish and Invertebrates round of The Shootout

The Shootout 2018 kicked off on June 15th at both Lembeh Dive Resort in Indonesia and Gulen Dive Resort in Norway. The subject for the second of three rounds of photography was Fish and Invertebrates. Participants in both countries submitted their best images taken of Fish and Invertebrates during three dives and were then ranked by enthusiastic voters the world over.

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Results for the first round of the Shootout Photo

Results for the first round of the Shootout

The Shootout 2018 kicked off on June 15th at both Lembeh Dive Resort in Indonesia and Gulen Dive Resort in Norway. The subject for the first of three rounds of photography was nudibranchs. Participants in both countries submitted their best images taken of nudibranchs during three dives on June 17th and were then ranked by enthusiastic voters the world over.

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Inon announces underwater tripod system Photo

Inon announces underwater tripod system

Inon has released details of their new underwater tripod system. Designed to be modular, the tripod consists of a “Tripod Hub” that can have a variety of legs, ferrules, shoe mounts or the new “UW Pan head” attached to it. The latter is a specific 3-way ballhead specifically designed differ underwater use.

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Large food service company bans plastic straws at more than 1,000 locations Photo

Large food service company bans plastic straws at more than 1,000 locations

A large food service management company, Bon Appetit Foods, has banned plastic straws in its more than 1,000 locations across the United States. Bon Appetit runs restaurants at locations such as museums, college campuses, ball parks, and other notable places. The company announced that it had purchased 16.8 million plastic straws in 2017 alone. The company will offer compostable straws as an alternative to the plastic version. Bon Appetit hopes to fully implement the ban by 2019.

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Alex Mustard is awarded an MBE Photo

Alex Mustard is awarded an MBE

Many congratulations to Wetpixel Associate Editor Alex Mustard who has been awarded the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list for “services to underwater photography.”

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Newly invented chamber allows scientists to bring deep water fish to surface Photo

Newly invented chamber allows scientists to bring deep water fish to surface

A new device is allowing scientists to bring live specimens of deep dwelling fish to the surface for study without using invasive techniques. The pressurized chamber, known as the SubCAS (Submersible Chamber of Ascending Specimens), was invented by scientists at the California Academy of Sciences and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The devise specifically is meant for fishes living in the mesopelagic zone, 600 to 3,500 feet below the surface of the ocean. In the past scientist have punctured the swim bladder of fish to allow for escaping gases as they are brought to the surface, an invasive technique.

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DxO updates the Nik Collection Photo

DxO updates the Nik Collection

DxO has released a significant update to the Nik Collection of plugins. The company bought the suite from Google in 2017 and has rewritten the code to allow the apps to be fully compatible with Adobe CC and newer operating systems. The Nik Collection 2018 consists of the same seven apps as the original collection.

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Maluku Divers closes Photo

Maluku Divers closes

Maluku Divers, a much loved resort in Ambon, Indonesia has announced that as of 31 May, it has closed. The company has issued a press release citing issues around a land ownership dispute that has forced the closure. All deposited bookings for 2018/2019 will be fully refunded.

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