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Pollution levels in the Mariana Trench are at ‘Extraordinary’ levels Photo

Pollution levels in the Mariana Trench are at ‘Extraordinary’ levels

In a recently published study, scientists have shown that organic pollutants are present in full ocean depths at many times higher than even the most polluted river in China. Scientists found that pollutants in crabs collected in the Mariana Trench, which is 36,000 feet deep, were 50 times higher than crabs found in the Liaohe River, one of the most polluted rivers in China. Two chemicals found were POPs that were produced between the 1930’s and 1970’s, showing a long term effect on the environment.

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Nikon announces cut backs and job losses Photo

Nikon announces cut backs and job losses

Nikon Japan has announced a series of cost cutting measures. These include seeking voluntary redundancy for 1,000 workers, a “notice of extraordinary loss” and the cancellation of the DL series of compact cameras. Nikon are citing a “slow-down of the market” as the reason for the planned restructuring.

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Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017: Results Photo

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2017: Results

The Underwater Photographer of the Year has announced its results First place was awarded to Gaby Barathieu for his image of a hunting octopus. The winner of the British photographer contest was Nick Blake. Congratulations to all those that placed in the contest, especially to the many members of the Wetpixel community.

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Ikelite ships housing for Sony a6500 Photo

Ikelite ships housing for Sony a6500

Ikelite are shipping their housing for the Sony a6500 mirrorless camera. Constructed of Ikelite’s new ABS-PC material and featuring their TTL (with Ikelite strobes) strobe triggering, the housing also has their new DLM port mounting system.

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Diver encounters 10 critically endangered sawfish off Florida coast Photo

Diver encounters 10 critically endangered sawfish off Florida coast

Earth Touch News has released a video filmed by diver John Dickinson. The remarkable thing about Dickinson’s video is that is shows the ten sawfish he came across in two different locations of Florida’s Jupiter inlet. The sawfish are a critically endangered shark, and to see that number of them in the span of two locations in quite remarkable.

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Tamron announces 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 lens Photo

Tamron announces 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 lens

Tamron has announced their 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 ultra wide angle lens for cropped sensor cameras. It features Vibration Compensation, Fluorine coating and a “moisture resistant” coating. Minimum focus distance is 0.24m (9.4 in) and it is available for Nikon and Canon.

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Beyonce announces second pregnancy to the world with underwater photographs Photo

Beyonce announces second pregnancy to the world with underwater photographs

Beyonce, American singer, songwriter and actress, announced her latest pregnancy of twins with a photography album of images that was underwater photography centric. The initial image that was released, although not underwater, was the most liked image on Instagram ever. Although the underwater maternity images are not the most technically impressive photographs, they have certainly brought attention to a under appreciated medium of maternity photography.

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