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Deepwater shark spawning ground discovered off Scotland Photo

Deepwater shark spawning ground discovered off Scotland

Scientists from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University have recently discovered a deepwater shark spawning ground off the waters of Scotland. Egg cases of the blackmouth catshark (Galeus melastomus) were discovered on the Mingulay Reef, the only known coral reef in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

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New study into breath hold physiology Photo

New study into breath hold physiology

A paper published in the journal Science offers an explanation into how marine mammals manage to store oxygen during long deep dives. Scientists have understood that high levels of myoglobin allow more oxygen to be stored, but until now, have not understood how this happens.

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Aquatica announces the AD600 housing Photo

Aquatica announces the AD600 housing

Aquatica has announced the release of their housing for the Nikon D600 SLR. The AD600 provides access to the camera’s Fn control, which can be customized for a variety of functions, via a button on the rear. It also has a thumb lever for ISO adjustment and three ports for accessories such as monitor or vacuum bulkheads. The housing will retail at $3,199 in the U.S.A.

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Santa Barbara Film Festival hosts a Tribute to Ernie Brooks Photo

Santa Barbara Film Festival hosts a Tribute to Ernie Brooks

The Santa Barbara Film Festival is to host a tribute to Ernie Brooks. It will be held in the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara on Saturday, 14 September at 7:00 PM. The program will be a benefit to raise funds for the Historical Diving Society USA and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

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Adobe releases Lightroom 5 Photo

Adobe releases Lightroom 5

Adobe has announced the release of version 5 of its Lightroom image processing software. The beta version has been in existence for some time and, true to its statements, Adobe has made the new version available as a stand-alone purchase as well as a part of the Creative Cloud package. It incorporates new healing abilities (great for backscatter removal) and offline editing abilities. As a stand alone, it is priced at $149 or $79 as an upgrade.

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Operation Blue Pride on Kickstarter Photo

Operation Blue Pride on Kickstarter

Operation Blue Pride has taken three severely wounded combat veterans to Tiger Beach to show them the challenges that are facing the oceans and to give them a new mission: To help save those oceans. The teams are now reaching out on Kickstarter to raise the money needed to produce, distribute and market the film of the project to a global audience

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EU closes finning loophole Photo

EU closes finning loophole

As reported in the forums, the EU has closed a loophole that allowed crews with Special Fishing Permits (SFPs) to continue landing shark fins without the carcass. Up until now, EU vessels have been estimated to be responsible for 27% of the fins in the Hong Kong markets. (Image from Shutterstock)

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