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California State Parks debuts first underwater trail Photo

California State Parks debuts first underwater trail

California’s first underwater trail opens to the public on October 1st in Lake Tahoe. The underwater trail consists of four dive sites comprised of several historic small watercraft. California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation established the underwater trails. “This collection is the largest, most diverse group of sunken small watercraft of its kind, in their original location, known to exist in the nation.

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Irix announces 150mm macro lens Photo

Irix announces 150mm macro lens

Irix has announced that they will be producing a manual focus 150mm f/2.8 macro lens. It offers a 1:1 magnification ratio at 0.345 m (0.92 ft) and a maximum aperture of f/32. It will be available with Nikon F, Canon EF, and Pentax K mounts and is constructed with 12 elements in 9 groups, and an 11 bladed aperture diaphragm.

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Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture Photo

Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture

Jason deCaires Taylor’s “Sculpture Coralarium” has been destroyed by police in the Maldives. The semi-submergerd structure and sculptures was destroyed using pick axes, ropes, and saws in front of the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi resort on Friday of this past week. The move came after a civil court ordered the destruction of the artwork. Former president Abdulla Yameen, who did not win re-election this weekend, ordered the removal in July.

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Basking sharks recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland Photo

Basking sharks recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland

Basking sharks have been recorded breaching off the coast of Ireland. Scientists used a monitoring device secured to a 25 foot basking shark that recorded a breaching event after three hours. Additionally, the team recorded 20 breaches from basking sharks while being filmed from shore. Although the team was able to record breaching events as well as estimate speeds during the events, the question of why basking sharks breach is still unanswered.

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GoPro announces HERO7 cameras Photo

GoPro announces HERO7 cameras

GoPro has announced three HER07 cameras. The Black camera offers Hypersmooth in-camera image stabilization and recording in 4K60 video, 1080p240, and 12MP photos. Both the Silver and White versions have some stabilization with recording at 4K30 and 1440/60 respectively. All the models are waterproof to 33 ft (10 m) without a housing.

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