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Video: How Brian Skerry got this shot of a great white off Cape Cod Photo

Video: How Brian Skerry got this shot of a great white off Cape Cod

National Geographic has published a behind the scenes video of what it took for underwater photographer Brian Skerry to get the shot of a great white shark out of the water off the coast of Cape Cod. Great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod is a relatively new phenomenon that is becoming more and more regular, but the behavior of the sharks is different than anywhere else in the world.

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The National Aquarium in Baltimore to move dolphins to a sanctuary Photo

The National Aquarium in Baltimore to move dolphins to a sanctuary

On tuesday, the National Aquarium in Baltimore announced plans to move its dolphins to a seaside sanctuary. The move comes as public opinion to marine mammals in captivity has shifted to a more negative stance. After weighing options for the dolphins for the last five years, the aquarium has concluded it will move their current dolphin residents by the year 2020.

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California Academy of Sciences opens deep oceans exhibit Photo

California Academy of Sciences opens deep oceans exhibit

California’s Academy of Sciences has opened an exhibit today entitled: Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed. Focusing on species and environments beyond the reach of divers using normal scuba gear, but at depths suitable for rebreather divers, it features rarely seen fish and invertebrates and shows bioluminescence and a special tank for newly discovered species.

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Faces of Freediving photo series by Tim Calver on DeeperBlue Photo

Faces of Freediving photo series by Tim Calver on DeeperBlue

DeeperBlue.com and underwater photographer Tim Calver have joined forces to present a photo series showcasing portraits of free divers above water. The series is titled Faces Of Freediving. The studio type portraits were shot at Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas during the free diving competition, Vertical Blue.

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NG publishes 17 of David Doubilet’s images for World Oceans Day Photo

NG publishes 17 of David Doubilet’s images for World Oceans Day

National Geographic has published 17 of underwater photographer David Doubilet’s most “jaw-dropping” images as well as an interview in honor of World Oceans Day. Doubilet, widely considered one of the most influential underwater photographers of all time, had his first image published in National Geographic magazine in 1972. It is fitting to choose the images of such a well respected photographer as a window into the ocean on this day.

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Oceans Day 2016 Photo

Oceans Day 2016

Profusions of vibrant marine life cover this reef in a vivid bouquet of colors in Komodo, Indonesia. Today is World Oceans Day, a day earmarked to both celebrate the oceans and to encourage collaboration to preserve them for the future. The theme for 2016 is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”, with an aim of reducing plastic pollution.

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Turkey sinks an Airbus to attract diving tourism Photo

Turkey sinks an Airbus to attract diving tourism

Turkish officials have sunk an Airbus A300 in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey to create an artificial reef. The move comes as tourism to the country is in sharp decline following tensions with Moscow. The airplane was dismantled and sunk off the resort town Kuşadası, which is a popular diving destination in Turkey.

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Michael Muller photographs great white sharks Photo

Michael Muller photographs great white sharks

Phase One has released a video featuring celebrity and advertising photographer Michael Muller as he tries to capture great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) breaching off South Africa. His goal was to use studio lighting and medium format cameras to capture the sharks in mid air in a way never attempted before. (All images © Michael Muller.)

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