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Scientists discover what gives Antarctica’s Blood Falls their signature color Photo

Scientists discover what gives Antarctica’s Blood Falls their signature color

A team of scientists have uncovered the mysterious reason why Antarctica’s Blood Falls gets its signature color. A new paper published in the Journal of Glaciology shows that signature color is due to high levels of iron and a salty source lake underneath the glacier. Original theories pointed to red algae, but that was debunked by these recent findings.

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Video: A humpback whale’s POV under Antarctica Photo

Video: A humpback whale’s POV under Antarctica

Temporary suction-cupped cameras are giving National Geographic researchers a “whale’s eye view” into exactly what humpback whales are doing under Antarctica, and some of it is brand new information. The cameras automatically release after 24 to 48 hours, so the filming is limited, but already there are a few surprises. The whales are feeding much deeper than expected as well as using their blow-holes to break up sea ice to breathe.

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Avid announces free Media Composer | First video editing solution Photo

Avid announces free Media Composer | First video editing solution

Avid has announced that they plan to release a free new fully featured video editing tool called Media Composer | First. It will allow for up to four video and eight audio tracks, will output full HD video and apply effects to clips. In addition, it integrates directly into Avid’s MediaCentral® Platform and allows content to be shared via popular video sharing sites.

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Video: Watch as orcas feed on gray whale carcass in Monterey Photo

Video: Watch as orcas feed on gray whale carcass in Monterey

Earth Touch news has featured video from the Monterey Bay Whale Watch that features what is thought to be the first footage of its kind of transient orcas feeding on the carcass of a gray whale. The whale watching boat first spotted the orcas on April 20th and then sent the drone up to get a better perspective of the rare feeding behavior. “Over 35 hours and [they were] still feeding as we left!” the team stated.

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Team Captains announced for The Shootout 2018 Photo

Team Captains announced for The Shootout 2018

The Shootout has announced the team captains for the inter resort shootout that is being held at Gulen Dive Resort, Norway and Lembeh Resort, Indonesia. Wetpixel Associate Editor and well known underwater photographer Alex Mustard will head the Lembeh team, while another big hitter in underwater photography world, Keri Wilk will lead the Gulen contingent. The Shootout is being held from 15 to 23 June 2018 and both resorts are still seeking team members to participate in this amazing event, please contact Lembeh Resort or [Gulen Diver Resort]

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