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Call for entries: World Shootout 2017 Photo

Call for entries: World Shootout 2017

The World Shootout is calling for entries. The contest is offering prizes, including dive trips, gear and cash for photographers in 8 categories including: Amateur, Wide Angle, Macro, Fish & Fashion and Sharks. Images can be from anywhere in the world, but must have been taken between 2 November 2016 and 1 November 2017. The deadline for registration and entry is 1 November, please see the contest’s website for full rules and registration details.

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Populations of sea turtles are recovering worldwide Photo

Populations of sea turtles are recovering worldwide

In a study published this week in Science Advances, a team of international scientists analyzed publicly available data on seven species of sea turtles around the world in time frames that ranged from 6 to 47 years of data. They found that the populations of six of these species are increasing. In some cases conservation efforts date back to the 1950s, and the threats to their survival are clear and efforts are being made to manage them.

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Winners of the 2017 SoCal Shootout have been announced Photo

Winners of the 2017 SoCal Shootout have been announced

The winners of the 2017 SoCal Shootout have been announced. Bluewater Photo hosts the annual underwater photography competition that ran from September 8th - 10th this year. Images were taken in the Pacific Ocean anywhere south of Pt. Conception to north of the Mexican border. The prize for Best in Show went to Helen Brierley for her photograph of a Blue-Banded Goby. The prize pool was worth over $20,000 and images were judged by Andy Sallmon and Scott Gietler.

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Hurricane Maria to land on the Leeward Islands tonight Photo

Hurricane Maria to land on the Leeward Islands tonight

Hurricane Maria’s strength has intensified to category 4 and is now due to land on the Leeward Islands later tonight. Many of these islands have already been badly affected by hurricane Irma, and it seems that this second storm will wreak additional havoc. From the Wetpixel community to those in the storm’s path: We hope and pray that you will be safe and that the storm will pass you by with minimal impact on your homes and businesses.

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Scientists examine coral loss in 240-year old nautical maps Photo

Scientists examine coral loss in 240-year old nautical maps

In a study recently published in the journal Science Advances, scientists compared nautical charts between 1773 and 1775 of the Florida Keys to satellite data. Specifically, the nautical charts recorded exact location of corals. The location of existing present day coral match the nautical maps. However, over half of the coral recorded in the nautical charts is missing today.

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Gates announces SPR110 Stackable Port System Photo

Gates announces SPR110 Stackable Port System

Gates underwater Products has announced their SPR110 Stackable Port system. These allow sufficient internal space to allow compatibility with most servo lens control system and extends Gates housing’s lens compatibility. With these rings, practically any lens type can be used.

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