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A shiver of 50 basking sharks off Big Sur Photo

A shiver of 50 basking sharks off Big Sur

On thursday of this past week, squid fisherman Kevin Reynolds witnessed a shiver of basking sharks off the coast of Big Sur. Before basking sharks were hunted to near extinction for their liver oil, large schools of them, or shivers, were common off the coast of Monterey. Reynolds estimates he saw 50 basking sharks at one time.

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Another rare white humpback whale spotted off Ireland Photo

Another rare white humpback whale spotted off Ireland

The sighting of an all white Humpback Whale off the coast of Baltimore in West Cork, Ireland has been causing quite the stir. Pat Collins and Gerard Minihane were out fishing when they spotted the albino Humpback Whale. Currently, there are only two other known albino humpback whales in the world, Migaloo of Australia and one that frequents the waters surrounding Norway.

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E1 Micro 4/3s POV camera on Kickstarter Photo

E1 Micro 4/3s POV camera on Kickstarter

Z Camera has launched their E1 Micro 4/3s 4K camera. Compatible with all Micro 4/3s lenses, it is capable of cinema quality 4K (4096x2160) video at 24 frames per second or ultra-high definition (3840x2160) at 30 frames per second and can shoot at ISO6400, whilst maintaining high image quality.

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3D scanning reefs to save them Photo

3D scanning reefs to save them

Sly Lee is the founder of The Hydrous, a nonprofit that 3-D scans coral reefs. The Hydrous uses Autodesk software that takes 200,000 or more of coral reefs and turns them into 3-D models. These 3-D models can be compared to those made years from now of the same reef to study changes.

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Panasonic announces the LUMIX GX8 Photo

Panasonic announces the LUMIX GX8

Panasonic has announced the release of their LUMIX DMC-GX8 mirrorless micro 4/3s camera. It features a 20.3MP sensor with a new version of the Venus processing engine giving an ISO range of 100 up to 25600. It has 6 axis body and lens optical stabilization, and can shoot 4K video at 24/25p and 100Mbps.

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Recsea ships housings for Sony AX series 4K camcorders Photo

Recsea ships housings for Sony AX series 4K camcorders

Recsea has announced two new housings for the Sony AX series 4K camcorders. One version has a window that allows the AX30/AX33/AXP33/AXP35’s LCD screens to be used, whereas the other (for AX33/AXP33/AXP35 only) uses the camera’s viewfinder for framing. Both versions are available now.

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Call for entries: Out of the Blue Photo

Call for entries: Out of the Blue

The Out of the Blue Marine Photography competition, run by The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit and the Royal Commonwealth Society is calling for entries. The purpose of the contest is to showcase the importance of our marine environment, the value it brings and the threats it is facing. The contest is open for entries now and closes on Sunday 6 September.

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Call for entries: Monterey Shootout 2015 Photo

Call for entries: Monterey Shootout 2015

The Northern California Underwater Photographic Society is calling for entries to the 2015 Monterey Shootout. The event is being held from 7 to 9 August and registration is now only $25. This entry fee grants entry into the competition as well as its associated cocktail party and seminars.

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