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Wes Skiles’ widow seeks $25M in wrongful death lawsuit Photo

Wes Skiles’ widow seeks $25M in wrongful death lawsuit

Opening statements were made in the trial of Wes Skiles’ widow, Terri Skiles, versus Dive Rite Express, owned by Lamartek Inc. Terri Skiles is seeking $25 million in damages, claiming the manufacturer was negligent in testing the safety of the rebreather her husband was using when he drowned off Boynton Beach while filming Goliath Grouper in 2010.

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Great White Shark Mary Lee returns to Jersey Shore Photo

Great White Shark Mary Lee returns to Jersey Shore

A well known individual Great White shark, Mary Lee, has returned to the Jersey Shore to presumably feed. Researchers have tracker her movements for four years now since they originally tagged her off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The nearly 3,500 pound female shark has swam nearly 34,000 miles since originally being tagged. Image from Shutterstock.

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Call for entries: San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition Photo

Call for entries: San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition

The Call for Entries for the 2016 San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) has been posted. The seventeenth annual event is being held on 7 and 8 October and introduces two new features. A $500 prize will be awarded on each of the two nights for the film that the audience votes as the best of that evening. In addition, there will be a new category of films up to 10 minutes long. SDUFEX’s venue is the Irwin M Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in San Diego.

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Happy Birthday David Attenborough! Photo

Happy Birthday David Attenborough!

Congratulations to wildlife champion, naturalist and broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough, on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. He has been synonymous with the very best of wildlife program making for over 60 years. Perhaps best known for the BBC’s Life Collection, he has been involved with over 100 wildlife related programs over a career spanning almost 7 decades.

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William Trubridge breaks free diving world record, twice Photo

William Trubridge breaks free diving world record, twice

Free diver William Trubridge broke the world record in free immersion this past Saturday by diving to a depth of 122 meters, and then promptly broke it again on Monday by adding two more meters to his record. The world record dive of 124 meters (approximately 407 feet deep) was made at the annual Vertical Blue free diving competition in Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. The previous world record was made in 2011 by Trubridge as well.

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IPTC releases study about metadata stripping Photo

IPTC releases study about metadata stripping

The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) has just released the results of a second test that studied how social media sites interact with metadata. Most Wetpixel members are aware that metadata is important to track image usage and ensure that copyrights are not violated. Only one of the social media sites tested, Behance, retained all metadata. In fact many of the sites were removing more metadata now than they were in 2013.

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Drought affects Jellyfish Lake Photo

Drought affects Jellyfish Lake

Due to a severe drought affecting the nation, Palau’s famous Jellyfish Lake has been removed from the itineraries of most of the operators in the region. Estimates are that the population of jellyfish in the lake have dropped from around 8 million to under 600,000. Well-known local operator Sam’s Tours actually feel that there may be less than 300,000. (Image from Shutterstock).

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Underwater photo tips from surf photographer Sarah Lee Photo

Underwater photo tips from surf photographer Sarah Lee

Professional underwater surf photographer Sarah Lee has posted an article with her top seven tips for underwater surf photography. Sarah was recently profiled by [SmugMug(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sSX-AJNMjE&feature=youtu.be) and featured in a video discussing her surf photography techniques and inspiration.

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Sayang announces 14mm E mount lens Photo

Sayang announces 14mm E mount lens

Samyang has announced their first autofocus lenses. One of these is a 14mm wide angle for Sony E mount full frame sensors. As Sony full frame cameras wide angle choices are limited, this is an interesting development. Full specifications and minimum focus distance are still to be announced however.

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