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New Year’s greetings to the Wetpixel Community Photo

New Year’s greetings to the Wetpixel Community

All off us at Wetpixel wish everyone celebrating the Gregorian New Year a very happy New Year. 2016 has been another amazing year in the Wetpixel community largely due to the amazing willingness of people to share their skills, time and experience so freely. May 2017 bring you amazing encounters, hassle free travel, phenomenal light and safe diving!

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Scientists determine fish are magnetic Photo

Scientists determine fish are magnetic

In a study recently published in Current Biology, scientists from the University of Oldenberg in Germany have determined that fish use magnetic fields to find their way back to their birthplace. Consistent experiments show that the larvae of Doederlein’s cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus doederleini, will swim south south-east after being thrust into the ocean’s currents. However, when scientists applied a magnetic field to tanks of newly hatched larvae, and then adjusted it by 180-degrees, the fish adjusted their direction every time.

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National Geographic and NPS explores inside the well preserved USS Arizona Photo

National Geographic and NPS explores inside the well preserved USS Arizona

Archaeologists from the National Park Service and photographers from National Geographic have just completed a 10-day expedition to document interior portions of the U.S.S. Arizona that have previously not been seen since the ships’ sinking in 1941. The 608-foot long battleship sits in 40-feet of water and is one of the most well studied shipwrecks, but sections within the ship have been unreachable until now.

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Tagged:news, pearl harbor, uss arizona
Call for Entries: UPY 2017 Photo

Call for Entries: UPY 2017

The Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) contest is making its final call for entries for the 2017 competition. This year it offers 11 categories, including one for the Underwater Photography Book of the year. The deadline for entries is 2 January 2018, with the results due to be announced in early February.

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Tagged:call for entries, news, upy2017
Subal announces housing for OM-D E-M1 Mark II Photo

Subal announces housing for OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Subal has announced their new housing for the Olympus O-MD E-M1 Mark II camera. It features Subal’s new locking system and is compatible with their Type 3 ports. Strobe triggering is via electric or optical, with optional bulkheads or electro optical converter fitted.

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Tagged:news, om-d e-m1 mark ii, subal
2017 Wreck and Shark Shootout dates announced Photo

2017 Wreck and Shark Shootout dates announced

The 2017 North Carolina Wreck and Shark Shootout is calling for entries. The event is hosted by Olympus Dive Centre in Morehead City and will be running from 1 to 4 June, with 2 option “recon days” available prior to the the actual shootout

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Tagged:news, north carolina, shark shootout
Inon announces compatibility with RX100 cameras Photo

Inon announces compatibility with RX100 cameras

Inon has released details of the compatibility of their products with the Sony DSC-RX100 series housings for RX100 Mark 1 through to 5 cameras. Included are Inon’s wide angle and macro conversion lenses, strobes, arms and LED lights.

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President Obama announces Arctic protection Photo

President Obama announces Arctic protection

President Obama has banned drilling for oil and gas in the majority of US-owned Arctic and North Atlantic. Canada has concurrently applied the same protection to its waters in the area. The US president has used a 1953 law which bans the leasing of offshore resources indefinitely. (Picture from Shutterstock.)

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