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.
Aquatica announces the AD500 housing for the Nikon D500
Aquatica has announced their housing for the Nikon D500 camera, the recently released 20.9 megapixel DX format camera. The AD500 housing will be available mid-July and retails for $3,195 US.
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.
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.
In Memoriam: Bob Cranston, Underwater Cameraman
On June 2, 2016, underwater cameraman Bob Cranston passed away at his home from cancer. Howard Hall, one of Bob’s best friends, wrote the following memorial story to share with the underwater community. If you have a memory of Bob you’d like to share, please leave it in the comments at the bottom of this article.
The Manatees of the Crystal River by Don Silcock
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.
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.
- DEEP Indonesia Competition Deadline Approaching (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Earliest mammal ancestor pinpointed (via BBC)
- Tortugas Marine Reserve Increases Fish Population (via DivePhotoGuide)
- WWF to Use Drones to Stop Poachers (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Porpoise protection ‘insufficient’ (via BBC)
- The Bite of Justice: Man Sentenced for Killing Shark (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Underwater Video with an iPhone (via DivePhotoGuide)
- Extinction: Beyond dinosaurs and dodos (via BBC)
- Elephant poaching ‘out of control’ (via BBC)
- Two hurt in giant lizard attack (via BBC)