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Paper suggests alternate theory for shark bites Photo

Paper suggests alternate theory for shark bites

A new paper published in the Journal of Marine Biology examines why great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) bite surfers. The traditional theory is that they mistake them for prey animals, typically seals, due to the surfer’s silhouettes from below. The paper suggest that this view is erroneous and that they tend to bite in order to identify things in their environment. (Image from Shutterstock).

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New ocean conservation series on Animal Planet Photo

New ocean conservation series on Animal Planet

A new series on ocean conservation will premiere on Animal Planet on December 4th. The new series, Ocean Warriors, “traces activists, journalists and scientists working to fight poachers and organized crime in oceans across the globe.” The series is being produced by Robert Redford and Paul Allen.

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Study catalogs Great Barrier Reef bleaching Photo

Study catalogs Great Barrier Reef bleaching

A study by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies states that 67% of corals in a 700km wide stretch of the northern Great Barrier Reef have succumbed to bleaching. However, the central and southern regions only experienced 6% and 1% damage respectively.

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SAGA announces TRIO macro lens system Photo

SAGA announces TRIO macro lens system

SAGA has released the details of their new Trio macro wet lens system. Mounted via an M67 thread, the Trio gives 4 magnification options; namely 0, +5, +10 and +15. These are accessed via two levers on the front of the system.

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Free eBook: Lightroom Performance Photo

Free eBook: Lightroom Performance

Victoria Bampton, aka the Lightroom Queen, has released a free pdf eBook which gives practical information about how to improve Lightroom’s performance. She delves into how Lightroom works, how to set it up, hardware choices and workflow techniques, all in the aim of improving its speed and performance.

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Humpback whale hanging out in Hudson River off NYC Photo

Humpback whale hanging out in Hudson River off NYC

For about a week now, a humpback whale has been spotted in the Hudson River off New York City. About a year ago a similar sighting of a lone humpback whale in the Hudson River was made, which indicates this may be a new annual occurrence. Efforts have been made in recent decades to clean up the waters of the Hudson River as well as limiting menhaden fishing, a known humpback whale food source.

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Sea&Sea announces housing for EOS 5D Mark IV Photo

Sea&Sea announces housing for EOS 5D Mark IV

Previewed at DEMA, Sea&Sea has announced their MDX housing for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The new housing offers levers for important controls, dampers to ensure that the command dial controls do not slip and the shutter release tension is adjustable. The MDX-5D Mark IV is compatible with Sea&Sea’s Optical YS Converter (in manual mode only currently), ports and viewfinders.

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Sony announces the FS7 Mark II camcorder Photo

Sony announces the FS7 Mark II camcorder

Sony has announced the FS7 Mark II camcorder. It has the features of the original FS7, but adds electronic ND filters, a lever lock E-mount and “mechanical design improvements” It records to an XQD card and Sony has also announced a 256GB version, which allows for 45 minutes recoding at 4K 60P.

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