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Season’s greeting from Wetpixel Photo

Season’s greeting from Wetpixel

Wetpixel wishes each and every one of you a festive holiday season, and a very happy 2015. We hope that you get all the underwater imaging products that you want as gifts, and that your dives in 2015 will be safe, feature amazing creatures and offer amazing photographic opportunities. Thank you to all of you for your amazing support and interest in Wetpixel in 2014!

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Ikelite announces 67mm lens holder Photo

Ikelite announces 67mm lens holder

Ikelite has announced their new 67mm lens holder. This can be attached to their Ball Arm Extension Mark II and provides a convenient place to “park” 67mm threaded wet lenses when they are not in use. They can be attached singly or “back to back” so that two lenses can be attached simultaneously.

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RIP PJ Dunick Photo

RIP PJ Dunick

It is with great regret and sadness that we have to write that PJ Dunick, crew member on the Bahamas liveaboard Dolphin Dream, was killed in a free diving accident last Monday. Wetpixel sends our thoughts and prayers to his family, friend and loved ones. A gofundme page has been set up to assist PJ’s family with the funeral and repatriation costs.

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Wildlife Service closes Three Sisters Springs and releases proposed management plan Photo

Wildlife Service closes Three Sisters Springs and releases proposed management plan

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) closed the Three Sisters Springs over the weekend of 13 and 14 December, due to the cold weather causing a high concentration of manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)). In turn this caused “high turbidity” making the area unsuitable for swimmers. If the colder weather continues, it is likely that there will be more closures in future. Please bear in mind that there are other areas where manatees can be viewed, although it will be worth checking with the Crystal River Wildlife Refuge by email prior to your visit if you are planning to go there.

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