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Cornell offers free shark biology course Photo

Cornell offers free shark biology course

Cornell University, in collaboration with the University of Queensland, are offering a free four week course on shark biology during Discovery’s Shark Week. Subjects covered include: Habitats and distributions of sharks from around the world, evolutionary history and relationships of sharks and allies, functional anatomy of swimming, breathing, and eating, aspects of sensory biology, reproduction, and behavior, and the ecological roles of sharks.

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Adobe unveils Content Aware Crop Photo

Adobe unveils Content Aware Crop

Adobe has previewed a new feature that will be featured in a forthcoming major release of Photoshop CC. Content-Aware Crop will use the company’s Content-Aware technology to “intelligently” fill in the gaps when you use the Crop tool to rotate an image or expand your canvas beyond the image’s original size.

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Nauticam ships housing for D500 Photo

Nauticam ships housing for D500

Nauticam has announced that their housing for the Nikon D500 is now shipping. It features a bespoke Nauticam electro-optical converter which allows TTL optical flash triggering via hotshoe. The NA-D500 also has access to the camera’s user assignable buttons.

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Critter Shootout voting is now live Photo

Critter Shootout voting is now live

The first competition day for the Lembeh Gulen Critter Shootout is now open for voting. The first of three competitions, today’s photo contest is nudibranchs. Photographers from two countries, Indonesia and Norway, are competing against one another in a shootout competition. The best images from one day of diving are pitted against one another and open for 24 hours of voting.

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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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Tagged:national geographic, news, sharks
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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