New origami robot made for collecting delicate deep sea creatures
A new collection robot has been developed by Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The new robot is a solution to collecting “squishy” and delicate deep sea organisms. The 3-D printed polyhedron folds into a hollow dodecahedron and is known as a Rotary Actuated Dodecahedron (RAD).
New web series from ScubazooTV in production
A new web series from Scubazoo is currently in production and set for release soon. The new series is from the same team that brought you “Borneo From Below” and will feature the same host Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski. This time the series takes place in Timor-Leste, one of the ocean’s last frontiers and home to the largest animal on earth, the blue whale.
Call for Entries: 2018 SoCal Shootout
Bluewater Photo Store has announced that the 2018 SoCal Shootout is calling for entrants. It is being held from 14 to 16 September, with registration open from now until 13 September. The contest offers categories for a variety of different types of equipment and different photographic techniques.
Video: Wild Windows - Whales by Howard Hall
Howard and Michelle Hall have shared an hour long video as a part of their “Wild Window” Series. The latest video features amazing footage of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus), and blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) all shot in Howard’s trademark silky smooth style. Clear your desks, switch off the phone and immerse yourself in this wonderful experience!
New shark species named in honor of Eugenie Clark
A new species of dogfish shark, discovered in deep water in the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic Ocean has been named Squalus clarkae in honor of Eugenie “Genie” Clark. Eugenie Clark was a pioneer in shark biology and was one of the first women of prominence in the then male dominated field of marine biology.
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Paper shows relationships between sea bird populations and reef health
A paper published in the journal Nature shows a causal relationships between sea birds populations and reef health. A team from Lancaster University has compared reefs in the Chagos archipelago, some surrounding islands that are rat free, and others on which rats have been introduced. The rat free islands have significantly higher populations of sea birds.
Gates announces POV CAM system
Gates Underwater Products has announced their POV CAM. Compatible with the Panasonic AG-UMR20 or AG-MDR25 recorders and AGUCK20GJ or AG-MDC20GJ compact camera heads, the system offers 4K imaging up to 60ft (20m) away from the action. It features an HD-SDI surface feed for remote monitoring and is compatible with a variety of Gates wide angle and flat ports.
- Skylum updates Luminar to version 1.3.0 (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS 6D Mark II to version 1.04 (via )
- Nikon updates firmware for Df, D810, D610 and Coolpix cameras (via )
- Nikon updates firmware for D850, D750, D500, D7500, D7200,… (via )
- Canon releases service advisory for EOS 70D (via )
- Panasonic updates firmware for GH5, GH5s and G9 cameras (via )
- Nikon releases firmware version 1.30 for D5 camera (via )
- Plastic bag found at the bottom of the Mariana trench (via )
- A closer look at the taxidermy anteater photo (via )
- Photo of an osprey with a shark with a fish (via )