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William Trubridge breaks free diving world record, twice Photo

William Trubridge breaks free diving world record, twice

Free diver William Trubridge broke the world record in free immersion this past Saturday by diving to a depth of 122 meters, and then promptly broke it again on Monday by adding two more meters to his record. The world record dive of 124 meters (approximately 407 feet deep) was made at the annual Vertical Blue free diving competition in Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. The previous world record was made in 2011 by Trubridge as well.

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IPTC releases study about metadata stripping Photo

IPTC releases study about metadata stripping

The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) has just released the results of a second test that studied how social media sites interact with metadata. Most Wetpixel members are aware that metadata is important to track image usage and ensure that copyrights are not violated. Only one of the social media sites tested, Behance, retained all metadata. In fact many of the sites were removing more metadata now than they were in 2013.

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Drought affects Jellyfish Lake Photo

Drought affects Jellyfish Lake

Due to a severe drought affecting the nation, Palau’s famous Jellyfish Lake has been removed from the itineraries of most of the operators in the region. Estimates are that the population of jellyfish in the lake have dropped from around 8 million to under 600,000. Well-known local operator Sam’s Tours actually feel that there may be less than 300,000. (Image from Shutterstock).

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Tagged:envirnment, jellyfish lake, news
Underwater photo tips from surf photographer Sarah Lee Photo

Underwater photo tips from surf photographer Sarah Lee

Professional underwater surf photographer Sarah Lee has posted an article with her top seven tips for underwater surf photography. Sarah was recently profiled by [SmugMug(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sSX-AJNMjE&feature=youtu.be) and featured in a video discussing her surf photography techniques and inspiration.

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Sayang announces 14mm E mount lens Photo

Sayang announces 14mm E mount lens

Samyang has announced their first autofocus lenses. One of these is a 14mm wide angle for Sony E mount full frame sensors. As Sony full frame cameras wide angle choices are limited, this is an interesting development. Full specifications and minimum focus distance are still to be announced however.

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Issue 90 of UwP Magazine available Photo

Issue 90 of UwP Magazine available

Issue 90 of Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) is now available to download. It features articles about Gangga and Lochcarron, as well as NAD Lembeh. Phil Rudin reviews the Sony a7r II with the Ikelite a7r II housing and Vivid-Pix software. In addition, Mark Webster writes about the habits and biology of crustaceans in the coral triangle

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Nauticam ships housing for EOS 1D X Mark II Photo

Nauticam ships housing for EOS 1D X Mark II

Nauticam are shipping their housing for the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II. It offers full access to the camera’s multi controller, as well as “piano key” access to Quick Control and SET buttons. Customizable function can be operated from a lever, and there are additional levers for AF-On, Video Record/Live View, Info, and Playback. Nauticam has also announced a new TTL flash trigger for Canon.

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Article published on cookie cutter shark bites of whales Photo

Article published on cookie cutter shark bites of whales

A new article published this month in PLOS ONE journal gives insight into the mysterious deep sea shark, the cookie cutter shark. The scientists, Peter Best and Theoni Photopoulou of the Centre for Statistics in Ecology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, studied bite marks on whale carcasses for the study.

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Stanford develops underwater robot Photo

Stanford develops underwater robot

Engadget has published an article about OceanOne, a “humanoid diving robot” that has been developed by Stanford for use in research of coral reefs in the Red Sea. It has two “eyes” giving stereoscopic vision and a pair of dextrous manipulator arms. The latter are equipped with sensors that give the pilot feedback about the amount of force being applied.

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