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Indonesia creates new manta ray sanctuary Photo

Indonesia creates new manta ray sanctuary

The Indonesian government has declared over 4,000 square miles off Komodo and West Manggarai as a manta ray and shark sanctuary. The protected area includes coastal areas up to 12 nautical miles offshore.

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Sony announces new mirrorless cameras and lenses Photo

Sony announces new mirrorless cameras and lenses

Sony has announced two new mirrorless cameras and two new lenses. The α3000 has a 20.1 megapixel Exmor APS-C sensor with a native ISO range of 100-16000 and the NEX-5T is an update on the NEX-5R with the addition of Near Field Communication (NFC) for easy wi-fi connectivity. New lenses include the Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS and the E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS telephoto zooms.

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Call for entries: Beneath the Sea 2014 Photo

Call for entries: Beneath the Sea 2014

The annual Beneath the Sea (BTS) International Imaging competition is calling for entries. It has three major categories: The David Doubilet award for underwater photography, the Stan Waterman award for underwater videography and the Jim Church award for creative underwater photography.

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CM custom diffusers available Photo

CM custom diffusers available

Clark Miller has announced the commercial release of his custom dome diffuser range. These are available for Inon, Ikelite and Sea & Sea strobes and in opacities suitable for either wide-angle or macro photography

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Shark Savers and WildAid to merge Photo

Shark Savers and WildAid to merge

Conservation organizations, Shark Savers and WildAid, have joined forces. The merger will allow the pooling of their resources into campaigns to stop shark finning and shark conservation, and increased efficiency of operations.

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Memory card survives 8 months underwater Photo

Memory card survives 8 months underwater

A hobbyist photographer’s camera and memory card were snagged by an alligator he was photographing. Thinking the camera was lost forever, he was shocked when eight months later a gator came out of the pond with the lost camera wrapped around his leg. Even more surprising was the fact that the memory card worked after all that time.

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New research into Yucatan whale shark movements Photo

New research into Yucatan whale shark movements

Robert Hueter, a marine biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, has published a paper in the PLoS ONE journal describing the movements of the whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) that aggregate around the Yucatan Peninsula off Mexico.

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