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Update on Fiji Siren Photo

Update on Fiji Siren

Yesterday, Worldwide Dive and Sail (WWDS) announced that the Fiji Siren had been lost at sea during its current charter. As the organization has begun investigations into the incident, a statement was released today with more details about the circumstance. Again, Wetpixel is relieved to report that all crew and passengers are safe and unharmed.

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Travel Guide: GALÁPAGOS is available for preorder Photo

Travel Guide: GALÁPAGOS is available for preorder

Underwater photographer Josef Litt has announced that his travel guide, GALÁPAGOS, is now available to pre order. Its profusely illustrated 288 pages describes the fauna, flora, geography and history of the islands both topside and underwater. The book will ship in February 2018.

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Study utilizes detailed photomosaics to analyze coral distribution Photo

Study utilizes detailed photomosaics to analyze coral distribution

Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have published a paper in the journal Coral Reefs, showing how the creation of detailed photomosaics of the reef at Palmyra Atoll, has shown remarkable recurring patterns in the way corals are distributed. The team surveyed 17,000 square feet of reef at Palmyra, some 44,000 coral colony and created 39,000 images that were stitched into 3D photomosaics. Each of these consists of 2,500 to 3,500 images captured with 2 Nikon D7000 16.2 megapixel cameras.

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Tagged:coral reefs, news, photomosaic
Fiji Siren has been lost at sea Photo

Fiji Siren has been lost at sea

Worldwide Dive and Sail has announced that their vessel, Fiji Siren, has been lost at sea. All crew and passengers have been accounted for and everyone is safe and uninjured. The cause of the sinking are as yet unknown and are being investigated.

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Nauticam announces NA-G9 housing Photo

Nauticam announces NA-G9 housing

Nauticam has announced their new housing for the Panasonic G9 mirrorless camera. It has a geared lever for the shutter release, and the rear AF/AE lock button (which can be assigned to back button AF) also has a lever. Strobe triggering is optical with the optional mini flash trigger from the GH5.

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Volunteers save beached sperm whales in Indonesia Photo

Volunteers save beached sperm whales in Indonesia

Early monday morning ten sperm whales were spotted beached along shore in the Aceh Province of Indonesia. Approximately 50 volunteers organized through conservation groups entered the water and worked through the night to attempt to rescue the whales. While six of the sperm whales were rescued, four of the whales unfortunately died. Beachings are not very common in Indonesia, however, a group of 29 pilot whales stranded in 2016 close to Jakarta.

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Scientists explore blue hole in Great Barrier Reef Photo

Scientists explore blue hole in Great Barrier Reef

A blue hole that is extremely hard to get to, nestled off Daydream Island of the great Barrier Reef, has finally been explored by scientists. The blue hole was previously described by geologists, but due to its location, had never been explored. Although the researchers were only able to reach 65 feet deep, they were able to surmise that the blue hole may even be older than the famed Belize blue hole. Scientist Johnny Gaskell led the expedition.

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Tagged:blue hole, great barrier reef, news
Sea&Sea ships housing for Nikon D850 Photo

Sea&Sea ships housing for Nikon D850

Sea&Sea has announced their MDX housing for the Nikon D850. Shown at the DEMA show, the housing has been precision machined, offering an 11% weight saving over the MDX-D810 housing. Both main and sub command dials are located on the housing’s right hand side with lever access to ISO and Record controls.

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