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Call for entries: Our World Underwater 2014 Photo

Call for entries: Our World Underwater 2014

The 2014 Our World Underwater contest is now live and calling for entries. Hosted by Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide, there are over $85,000 worth of prizes, including $1,000 in cash. The deadline is quite tight, all entries must be received by 2 February, so please don’t delay.

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New Zealand sets out to ban finning Photo

New Zealand sets out to ban finning

X-Ray magazine has posted an article about the New Zealand government implementing a timetable to ban shark finning. The ban will be phased in, with the first species being protected from October 2014, and all 113 species that exist in New Zealand waters being included in the ban by 2016. (Image from Shutterstock)

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Aquatica unveils the AE-M1 housing Photo

Aquatica unveils the AE-M1 housing

Aquatica has released details of their housing for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera. The AE-M1 will ship with a vacuum leak detection system and Aquatica will provide port support all popular underwater lenses for the camera. It can also be fitted with Aquatica’s Aquaview viewfinders.

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Appeal: Housi Neuenschwander needs our support Photo

Appeal: Housi Neuenschwander needs our support

Hans “Housi” Neuenschwander, a dive guide and friend working in Indonesia, is suffering from liver failure and desperately needs to be repatriated to Switzerland for a liver transplant. While he waits, he has been put into an induced coma in Bali. Housi worked on liveaboards in Indonesia, including Pindito and Mutiara Laut so many of you will have dived with him, and now he needs to go home to be made healthy. He needs our support to do so.

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Nauticam announces their housing for Sony A7 Photo

Nauticam announces their housing for Sony A7

Nauticam has released details of their new housing for the Sony A7 and A7R cameras. The NA-7 has a switch that allows the user to choose either LCD or EVF and a Nikonos 5 pin bulkhead. Perhaps most interestingly, Nauticam are producing a Nikonos adaptor, allowing the use of the Sea & Sea 12mm fisheye or Nikonos 15mm lenses.

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Tagged:nauticam, news, sony a7a7r
Rick Sammon’s new UW Wonders App Photo

Rick Sammon’s new UW Wonders App

Underwater photographer Rick Sammon has released a new educational app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod. The app features underwater photographs as well as fun facts and anecdotes of marine animals.

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Tagged:news, rick sammon, underwater wonders
Study shows coral adapts to acidification Photo

Study shows coral adapts to acidification

A team from the Woods Hole Institute has discovered a coral reef ecosystem that has adapted to very acidic water conditions in Nikko Bay, Palau. This gives hope that coral may be able to evolve to cope with effects of increasing acidification of the planet’s oceans. (Image from Shutterstock).

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Tagged:acidification, environment, news