Articles & News Tagged “News”


How to love a whale shark Photo

How to love a whale shark

Scientific American has published an article about the impact of ecotourism with whale sharks. It evaluates whether the burgeoning trade in whale shark watching is of benefit to the animals themselves.

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Tagged:ecotourism, news, whals sharks
Divers carry out sea urchin cull Photo

Divers carry out sea urchin cull

The LA Times reports that divers will be carrying out a cull of purple sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) off the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. (Image by Kirt L. Onthank, many thanks to Christopher Robinson, Editor, Outdoor Photographer magazine for the heads up).

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Tagged:environment, news, sea urchins
Wetpixel Whale Sharks 2014 Photo

Wetpixel Whale Sharks 2014

We are building a list of people who may be interested in an expedition to Isla Mujeres for the whale shark aggregation in 2014. Dates and prices for the trip are still to be confirmed, however by adding you name to the list we will ensure that as these details become firmer you will be kept in the loop. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact us via the Wetpixel contact page.

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Tagged:2014 wetpixel whale sharks, news
Contour closes its doors Photo

Contour closes its doors

Action cam manufacturer Contour has closed its doors and ceased production. The reasons cited for the failure are the prominence of GoPro in the market and the company’s Seattle base making it difficult to access funding.

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10 Bar announces housing for Olympus OMD-EM5 Photo

10 Bar announces housing for Olympus OMD-EM5

10 Bar has released details of their housing for the Olympus OMD EM-5 mirrorless camera. It has an aluminum front section, with a clear acrylic back featuring a double o ring seal. Strobe triggering is available via fiber optic bulkheads and 10 Bar has port support for the 12-50mm, 60mm, 14/20mm and 8mm lenses.

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Video: Crab vs. methane vent Photo

Video: Crab vs. methane vent

An ROV surveying methane vents at 4,130 ft as a part of Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute project around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, captured some amazing footage of a deep-sea crab “hunting” a vent.

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Nikon: Mirrorless camera sales disappointing Photo

Nikon: Mirrorless camera sales disappointing

The New York Times has reported that Nikon has cut its planned full year profit forecast. Executives have blamed the demise of the compact camera market, which has been usurped by the cameras on smartphones, and a lack of growth in mirrorless camera sales in the U.S.A. and Europe.

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Call for entries: Ocean Art 2013 Photo

Call for entries: Ocean Art 2013

The Ocean Art Photography Competition 2013 is now calling for entries. The competition has 12 categories, including a novice dSLR category and 3 compact camera categories as well as super macro, cold/temperate water, nudibranchs, and divers/fashion. Other more traditional categories include wide-angle, macro, marine life portraits, and marine life behavior.

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