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Scientists find second garbage patch larger than Mexico in Pacific Photo

Scientists find second garbage patch larger than Mexico in Pacific

Scientists believe they have discovered a second Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean. The second Garbage Patch, which contains tiny plastic pieces floating at the surface, is thought to be larger than Mexico. The expedition was led by Captain Charles Moore and explored areas off Chile, Peru, and Easter Island during a six-month voyage. This newly discovered Garbage Patch is primarily composed of tiny bits of plastic that are extremely hard to clean up.

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FStoppers reviews the Aquatica Water Wizard remote trigger Photo

FStoppers reviews the Aquatica Water Wizard remote trigger

Jennifer Tallerico has reviewed the Aquatica Water Wizard for FStoppers. The Water Wizard is a housing for the Pocket Wizard III Transceiver, used for remotely trigger above water lighting. Tallerico used a 15-foot sync-cord from her Ikelite housing to the Water Wizard floating on the surface for testing in a pool environment.

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United Nations begins talks to protect open ocean fish Photo

United Nations begins talks to protect open ocean fish

After more than two years of talks, diplomats will begin the process of discussions to establish marine protected areas in the high seas. A place that is not regulated, governed or owned by individual countries, thus allowing many marine species to be exploited. The decisions will include what and how much to protect as well as how to enforce protection.

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Inon ships filter set for GoPro HERO5 Photo

Inon ships filter set for GoPro HERO5

Inon has announced that they are shipping a filter set for use with their conversion lenses on GoPro HERO5 cameras. The set includes magenta (pink), orange and red filters for green, shallow and blue water respectively and is designed to be used with the GoPro Super Suits dive housing and Inon’s UFL-G140 SD and UCL-G165 SD lenses.

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New species of shark glows in the dark Photo

New species of shark glows in the dark

A new species of shark that is bioluminescent and has glow-in-the-dark glands along either side of its underbelly. The scientific name of the shark is Etmopterus lailae and its other notable feature is its large nose. The small shark was found 1,000 feet deep off the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The shark was discovered 17-years ago, but scientists did not realize it was a new species until they went to describe the shark and publish their findings for review.

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Nauticam ships housing for Sony a9 Photo

Nauticam ships housing for Sony a9

Nauticam are shipping their NA-A9 housing for the Sony A9 mirrorless camera. It uses the same port systems as that of the NA-A7II and offers lens support for 13 Sony lenses, Canon EF lenses (via a port adaptor and lens converter) and Nauticam’s water contact lenses. The housing “inherits the core design elements from the Nauticam pro DSLR range, and bundles them in a more compact package.”

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Megamouth shark filmed in Komodo Photo

Megamouth shark filmed in Komodo

Divers Penny Bielich and Heikki Innanen were scuba diving in the right place at the right time (with a camera filming, too) when a Megamouth shark happened to swim by. The divers were visiting Komodo National Park in Indonesia aboard the Samata Luxury Liveaboard and diving at the Shotgun dive site. Bielich captured the incredible footage on his camera. They estimate that the shark was 5 meters long.

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Nikon trails the D850 Photo

Nikon trails the D850

As a part of the celebrations marking the company’s centenary, Nikon has trailed then release of anew FX format pro camera called the D850. As yet, there are scant concrete details beyond that it will be “next frontier in full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed SLR cameras.” As more official information becomes available, Wetpixel will keep updating this post.

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Michael Phelps didn’t race a real shark on Shark Week and the Internet wasn’t happy Photo

Michael Phelps didn’t race a real shark on Shark Week and the Internet wasn’t happy

The much anticipated Discovery Shark Week is now in full swing. After months of hype about the race between Olympian Michael Phelps and a great white shark, the race aired last night in the United States. Spoiler alert, Phelps did not in fact race a great white shark. Researchers took the average speed of a great white shark and Michael Phelps raced a cgi version of it. Of course for many reasons the race was logistically implausible to begin with, but regardless the Internet was not happy.

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