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Study Shows Reefs May Survive Climate Change Photo

Study Shows Reefs May Survive Climate Change

A new paper published in Nature suggests that climate change may not have the devastating effect on corals that has been predicted. Scientists documented the regeneration of 21 reefs in the Seychelles that had been largely killed off during the coral beaching episode of 1998. The study shows that by 2011, 12 of the reefs had recovered to pre 1998 levels.

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Photographers Shoot 4 x 5 Large Format Underwater Photo

Photographers Shoot 4 x 5 Large Format Underwater

PetaPixel has posted an article about Ian and Erick Regnard who are shooting 4 x 5 Polaroid images underwater. The Mauritian photographers have designed and built a specific camera and rig in order to capture their images. Perhaps most awkward is the fact that they can only shoot one image at a time before needing to add a new frame on the boat. All images by Ian and Erick Regnard.

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Vivid-Pic announces Restore Photo

Vivid-Pic announces Restore

Vivid-pix has released a Windows app that automatically enhances images from scanned slides or prints. It utilizes the same technology as that of their Vivid-Pix Scuba enhancement app.

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Results of Our World Underwater 2016 announced Photo

Results of Our World Underwater 2016 announced

The results of the 2016 Our World Underwater imaging contest have been announced. The stunning winning images and videos were selected from thousands of entries from around the globe. Congratulations to Fabien Michenet for his amazing image that was awarded best of Show, and to all the other winners. The winners will share a prize purse of $55,000.

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Sony announces PXW-Z150 4K camcorder Photo

Sony announces PXW-Z150 4K camcorder

Sony has announced the PXW-Z150 4K camcorder. It features a 1” stacked CMOS sensor which provides “clear, sharp pictures in extreme low-light conditions”. Output is available in 4K at 100Mbps and HD at frame rates of up to 120fps. Remote operation is available via wifi and internal recording is to two SC card slots.

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Icelandic fin whale hunt cancelled Photo

Icelandic fin whale hunt cancelled

According to the Icelandic Monitor, the operators of the annual Icelandic fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) hunt have cancelled their hunt planned for summer 2016. The company that carries out the hunt, Hvalur, exports the whale meat to Japan and claims that the way it is tested by the Japanese means the hunt is not viable. Photo from Shutterstock.

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Final call: DEEP Indonesia 2016 Photo

Final call: DEEP Indonesia 2016

DEEP Indonesia, one of the world’s most prestigious underwater photography contest will close for entries at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) on 25 February. You have just over one more day to enter and try to win some of the over $100,000 worth of prizes that are on offer in the UnderwaterCompetition.com series.

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Video: Earth Touch Wild Oceans Photo

Video: Earth Touch Wild Oceans

This week on the Earth Touch Wild Oceans channel features a video filmed by Mark Thorpe of a tiny pipefish fighting the current. Each week the Wild Oceans channel features interesting videos of underwater creatures from around the world.

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Sigma announces E-mount converter Photo

Sigma announces E-mount converter

Sigma has announced that it plans to produce a converter that will allow the use of Sigma EOS and Sigma mount lenses with Sony E-mount cameras. The converter will allow full AF and bridges between Sony in-camera OS and Sigma’s lens OS. It features an LED display that provides the user with feedback regarding lens compatibility.

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Nikon announces DL compact camera series Photo

Nikon announces DL compact camera series

Nikon has announced three new compact cameras with a new 20.8-megapixel (CX-format) 1-inch BSI CMOS sensor. The DL24-85 offers a 24-85mm focal length and a “Super Macro Mode”. The DL18-50 has a focal length of 18-50mm while the DL24-500’s is 24-500mm. All three cameras offer 4K UHD video capability [3840x2160] at 30p.

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