Great White Shark tagged off South Carolina last year shows up in Gulf of Mexico
Hilton, the 12-foot 1,326 pound great white shark that was tagged by Ocearch off Hilton Head, South Carolina in March of last year, just showed up in the Gulf of Mexico. However, the resulting path of the “Twitter famous” shark showed him traveling across the Florida panhandle to reach said location. Followers on social media had a lot to say about the tracking, which has made the shark even more infamous. Scientists believe the relatively small male shark may have moved to the Gulf of Mexico to take advantage of the warmer water and abundant deepwater fish.
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Australian Government announces funding for Great Barrier Reef
SAGA offers new color choices for their macro lenses
Ikelite announces housing for Sony Alpha series cameras
Ikelite are shipping their 200DL housing for the Sony Alpha A7 III, A7R III and A9 mirrorless cameras. Featuring the company’s new Dry Lock port system, the housing is constructed of signature white ABS-PC and is fitted with a vacuum port as standard. TTL strobe triggering with Ikelite DS strobes is available with the addition of an optional TTL circuit and manual electrical triggering is available with other brands of strobe.
Winning WPOTY image disqualified
The image that won the Animals in their Environment category of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOTY) has been disqualified. The image, taken by Marcio Cabral in Brazil’s Emas National Park, won the Animals in their Environment category of the contest in 2017. It purports to show an anteater moving towards a termite mound but seems to have been staged using a taxidermically stuffed animal.
FWC remains uncommitted to Goliath Grouper protection
After a public meeting on 26 April, the Florida Wildlife Commission has postponed the decision on opening a harvest of critically endangered goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara). This mean that although there is no immediate plan to reopen them to fishing, the commissioners did not commit to any form of permanent protection and in fact stated that if studies show that the species number have “increased,” fishing will resume.
Florida is set to impose restrictions on shore based shark fishing
Florida state wildlife commission voted Wednesday to impose restrictions on shore based shark fishing. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which met in Fort Lauderdale, voted unanimously to create much stricter rules for shore based shark fishing. The exact rules will be drawn up at a later date, but may include licenses for shore based shark fishing as well as restrictions on gear that may be used for fishing.
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