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Coral protections lead UNESCO to remove Belize barrier reef from World Heritage Sites in Danger
In a victory for coral, UNESCO has removed the Belize barrier reef from the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger. The barrier reef of Belize is the largest barrier reef system in the Northern Hemisphere. The reef was included on the list of World Heritage sites in 1996, but then included on the list of sites in danger in 2009 due to oil exploration and mangrove destruction for real estate. Belize has implemented a moratorium on oil exploration in the entire maritime system of the country, which lead to the barrier reefs removal from the danger list. The purpose of the list is to bring awareness to threats facing World Heritage sites and to hopefully encourage corrective behavior.
Anilao Shootout announces judges
Wildscreen announces Panda Award Nominees
Issue 103 of UwP magazine is available
Issue 103 of Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) is now available. It features reviews of the Sealife DC2000, the UWCamerastore Dual snoot, the Sony A7RIII and Iklelite housing and the Nauticam WACP on Sony cameras. The Shootout is featured along with the Islands of Fire, Yap and Palau and Manta Rays.
$158 million addition all about Sharks opens in New York Aquarium
A new exhibit at the New York Aquarium opened this past weekend, and it is all about sharks. The 57,000 square foot and $158 million addition is called Ocean Wonders: Sharks! The addition comes as much the aquarium is still rebuilding from being hit by hurricane Sandy. The new addition of the aquarium, which is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society, has been in the works for the past 14 years. The goal of the addition was to educate visitors about the vital role sharks play in our oceans.
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Dates for 2018 Monterey Shootout announced
The 2018 Monterey Shootout will be held from 9 to 12 August. Hosted by the Northern California Underwater Photography Society and Backscatter, the event features the competition with seminars and classes running alongside. The infamous shootout cocktail party will be held on the evening of 12 August.
Issue 09 of Heinz Magazine is available
Backlighting: Article by Mike Bartick
This is the second installment of a series of articles by Mike Bartick of Saltwater Photo. Mike is a professional underwater photographer who is widely published and also manages the Crystal Blue Dive Resort in Anilao, Philippines. Wetpixel will be publishing a series of articles and images by Mike chock full of invaluable underwater photography tips and techniques.