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NOAA predicts La Niña for Fall Photo

NOAA predicts La Niña for Fall

NOAA has predicted that the strong El Niño effect that has been in place in the tropical Pacific for the past year will give way to a La Niña effect by Fall 2016. El Niño’s sea temperature rises have brought numerous effects to the oceans, and has been implicated in mass coral bleaching and abnormal weather patterns.

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National Geographic launches its Summer of Sharks Photo

National Geographic launches its Summer of Sharks

National Geographic Magazine has kicked off their “Summer of Sharks”. The June 2016 issue features an article about diving wth tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) at Tiger Beach. Forthcoming issue over the summer will feature great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) and oceanic whitetips (Carcharhinus longimanus).

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Model dies during underwater shoot Photo

Model dies during underwater shoot

Taiwanese model Olivia Ku has drowned during an underwater photographic modeling session near Hengchun Township, in Taiwan’s southern Pingtung County. News.com.au reports that she suffered an asthma attack while underwater. Our thoughts go out to her husband and daughter as well as to her family and friends. (Images: CEN/australscope)

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Stay tuned for reports from the Lembeh-Gulen Shootout Photo

Stay tuned for reports from the Lembeh-Gulen Shootout

This weekend marks the start of the Lembeh-Gulen Critter Shootout. This event will pit two teams of photographers against each other, one at Lembeh Resort in Indonesia, and the other at Gulen Dive Resort in Norway. The Gulen team is being led by Keri Wilk, and the the Lembeh team by Tobias Friedrich. Alex Mustard is co-ordinating the two teams and overseeing the judging process. Each team will be submitting images for a public vote, on the event’s Facebook page. Wetpixel will be on hand and reporting “live” from the event, so please stay tuned for in-depth coverage.

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Mangrove ships housing for JVC camcorders Photo

Mangrove ships housing for JVC camcorders

Mangrove has announced their housing for the JVC GY-HM200 and GY-HM170 camcorders. The housing offers LANC control of 37 camera functions, including manual white balance. It also has an in-built 3.5” High–Resolution TFT LCD monitor which has its own power source, so as to preserve the camera’s battery. The MVHJ-HM200 is compatible with Mangrove’s port system.

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Top 10 underwater photo tips by Digital Rev Photo

Top 10 underwater photo tips by Digital Rev

Digital Rev has published a list of their top ten underwater photography tips. The list was compiled by Hannah Scott who spoke to several professional underwater photographers and got their top tips. Contributing photographers included David Doubilet, Benjamin von Wong, and Matt Draper.

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Wes Skiles’ widow seeks $25M in wrongful death lawsuit Photo

Wes Skiles’ widow seeks $25M in wrongful death lawsuit

Opening statements were made in the trial of Wes Skiles’ widow, Terri Skiles, versus Dive Rite Express, owned by Lamartek Inc. Terri Skiles is seeking $25 million in damages, claiming the manufacturer was negligent in testing the safety of the rebreather her husband was using when he drowned off Boynton Beach while filming Goliath Grouper in 2010.

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Great White Shark Mary Lee returns to Jersey Shore Photo

Great White Shark Mary Lee returns to Jersey Shore

A well known individual Great White shark, Mary Lee, has returned to the Jersey Shore to presumably feed. Researchers have tracker her movements for four years now since they originally tagged her off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The nearly 3,500 pound female shark has swam nearly 34,000 miles since originally being tagged. Image from Shutterstock.

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