Florida declares state of emergency due to red tide
Florida has declared a state of emergency due to the bloom of toxic red algae that has killed numerous animals and has affected tourism. Governor Scott promised $1.5 million in funds to help seven counties that stretches from Tampa to the Everglades. Animals killed and washed ashore have included fish, turtles, eels, porpoises, manatees, and one 26-foot whale shark. Difficulty breathing by humans is another little known symptom of red tides, due to blooms of Karenia brevis.
DaVinci Resolve 15 available
Version 15 of DaVinci Resolve is now out of beta and shipping. Available as a free upgrade for existing users and as a free or paid for version, Resolve 15 offers editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post-production software.
Trailer for Sharkwater Extinction has been released
The trailer for the film Sharkwater Extinction has been released. The film is the project and legacy of filmmaker Rob Stewart, who tragically died in 2017. The release date for the documentary film is October 5th, 2018. The film is a follow-up to the 2006 film Sharkwater, which was written and directed by Stewart.
Nikon re-registers Nikonos trademark
Wetpixel member Geo has kindly pointed out an interesting development from Nikon. Nikon Rumors notes that the company has just re-registered the trademark “NIKONOS.” This had expired in 2008. Of course, this may simply reflect an attempt to preserve apart of Nikon’s heritage, but equally, it may be a sign that the company is considering the underwater market in its product development plans.
Space Available: Mustard/Wetpixel Macro Workshop
Due to a cancelation, we have one space available for the forthcoming Wetpixel/Alex Mustard Macro Workshop at Lembeh Resort. The dates are from 05 to 15 October and the space is for a male share. Full trip details are available here and please get in touch with Adam Hanlon for more details or to book.
Reports from the field: Wetpixel Whale Sharks 2018
The 2018 Wetpixel Whale Sharks trip is underway! Every year hundreds of whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) gather North of the island of Isla Mujeres, close to Cancun, Mexico. The aggregation provides one of the most amazing natural spectacles in the underwater world. We will be posting daily reports, so please check back often
Full results of Think Pink Photo contest
The second annual THINK PINK photo contest has announced its results. The contest features images with the color pink in theme and proceeds are donated to breast cancer research organizations. Congratulations to winners Henley Spiers and Eduardo Arribada and to all those among the placings.
Video: Episode 1 of Timor Leste From Below
Episode One of the new web series, Timor Leste From Below, has been released. The series is the next in line from Scubazoo, the production company that also produced the scuba diving web series Borneo From Below. The series will consist of ten episodes and will feature different aspects of diving Timor Leste.
- Winners of Nikon 2016-2017 photo contest announced (via )
- Mexico commits to save the Vaquita (via )
- The review of National Marine Monuments is now open for comments (via )
- Nikon updates Distortion Control Lens Data to version 2.016 (via )
- Olympus updates E-M1II firmware to version 1.3 (via )
- Brian Skerry’s new book Sharks (via )
- A drop of water used as a lens (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS 5DS and 5DS R to v.1.1.1 (via )
- Humpback whales return to NYC in large numbers (via )
- DiCaprio and Mexican government draft plan to save Vaquita (via )