Articles & News Tagged “News”
Our World Underwater contest 2015 is open for entries
Wetpixel and our partners, DivePhotoGuide, are proud to announce that they are now accepting entries for the 2015 Our World Underwater Contest. In its tenth year the contest is, together with the DEEP Indonesia Contest, seen as the pinnacle of achievement for those that are placed in them. The deadline for entries is 8 February 2015.
New World publishes Roger Steene’s Colours of the Reef
New World Publications has announced the release of a limited edition 3 volume set of coffee table style books. Roger Steene’s Colours of the Reef represents 50 years of underwater imaging undertaken by the author and “has taken the art of underwater imagery to a new level” There will be only 900 sets published.
Wildlife Service closes Three Sisters Springs and releases proposed management plan
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) closed the Three Sisters Springs over the weekend of 13 and 14 December, due to the cold weather causing a high concentration of manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)). In turn this caused “high turbidity” making the area unsuitable for swimmers. If the colder weather continues, it is likely that there will be more closures in future. Please bear in mind that there are other areas where manatees can be viewed, although it will be worth checking with the Crystal River Wildlife Refuge by email prior to your visit if you are planning to go there.
Sea Save Foundation auction is underway
The Sea Save Foundation has launched their annual online auction. Over 50 lots, featuring trips, prints and experiences are available, with all the funds raised being used to fund Sea Save’s ongoing campaigns to educate individuals, encourage advocacy and to facilitate change in public policy. The auction ends on 16 December, so please head on over and bid soon.
Last chance to enter Ocean Views photo contest
The entry period for the 2014 Ocean Views photo contest is coming to a close. The deadline is monday December 15, 2014. Professional photographers, Amateurs, and Youth (18 and under) are welcome to enter. You may submit a total of up to 20 images for one entry fee.
Paper quantifies plastic pollution
The journal PLoS ONE has published a paper that sets out to quantify the amount of plastic pollution that exists in the world’s seas and oceans. The report is based on 24 worldwide expeditions undertaken between 2007 and 2013 which used surface netting and visual methods to quantify the extent of the pollution. The researchers came up with a statistic that suggests that there are more than 5 trillion plastic particles, weighing over 268,940 tons, floating at sea.
Keldan ships Video 8M lights
Keldan has announced via their US distributer, Nauticam USA, that they are now shipping their Video 8M light. The “M” stands for modular as there are a variety of light modules and reflectors available for each light. There are two standard models, the Video 8M Flux and Video 8M CRI. The former has an output of 9000 lumen and the latter 8000, but at a higher CRI value, which results in more faithful rendering of colors underwater.
Skol releases advert filmed underwater
The lager brand Skol has released a new advert filmed entirely underwater. It was shot by Brazilian cinematographer Lucas Gaspar Pupo and features a nightclub scene. The dancers were supplied with oxygen (sic) by divers out of shot. It was filmed on a RED Epic housed in a Gates Deep Epic housing.
Seagate to ship 8TB archival hard drive
Seagate has announced a range of archival hard drives, that will be shipping in January. These are designed for storage and as such have a 150MB/s read/write rates, but are designed for 24/7 operations with 800,000 MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure) hours and 18o TB of data transfer/year. Simply, they run cooler, more securely and with less power needed tag any other drive in their class. Seagate will be shipping 5, 6 and 8TB versions. With file sizes increasing in both video and still cameras, they may present good option for storing and backing up the large amounts of data that we are creating.