UW-Fotopartner enters bankruptcy
Reports on the forum suggest that German company UW-Fotopartner has gone into insolvency. A petition for bankruptcy has been filed by its parent company, Horvath Innovation Group GmbH, by the district court of Tübingen on 15 January. The UW-Fotopartner website is showing blank pages and shows that it is undergoing “Maintenance Work.”
Study shows tiger shark litters have single male parent
A new paper (PDF) in the Royal Society Open Science journal has analyzed the results of testing the DNA of 112 tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) pups from 4 pregnant females that had been caught off Australia. The analysis shows that each litter seems to have had a single male parent. Typically, most shark species practice polyandry wherein females are mated by multiple males. T
Call for Entries: Ocean Film Challenge
Do you want to see your film shown as a headline event during the Environmental Film Festival, the International Wildlife Film Festival and AudFest? Now is you chance if you enter the Ocean Film Challenge. Hosted by Audience Awards and in conjunction with HATCH, it is now seeking entries from filmmakers showcasing “the impact humans have on the Ocean and the actions individuals can take to save the human race from extinction.”
Fourth Element re-launches Thermocline using ghost fishing nets
Fourth Element has re-launched the popular neutrally buoyant Thermocline line using recycled plastic from ghost fishing nets. The re-boot is called Thermocline - Next Generation Oceanwear. The company announced its commitment to ocean conservation in the fall of last year as well as goals to become Ocean Positive and to eliminate plastic in the packaging of all products by 2020.
Image: Gunilda by Becky Kagan Schott
Becky Kagan Schott has kindly shared the details of what went into capturing her stunning image of the salon of the Yacht Gunilda. The wreck is in Lake Superior, Canada at 270 feet in 38°F water. Becky and her team ended up spending 2 hours in the water to capture this memorable image.
Interview: 45 years of underwater image making with Peter Rowlands
For over 40 years, Peter Rowlands has been a central figure in the underwater imaging community. He is an award winning photographer, filmmaker, mentor, designer and innovator. He is also the publisher of Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) and has just released its milestone issue number 100. Alex Mustard and Martin Edge have kindly contributed to an interview about Peter, UwP magazine and underwater imaging over the past 45 years.
Video: Indonesia from Below
From the group that brought you Borneo From Below, SZtv (formerly Scubazoo), presents a brand new series titled Indonesia From Below. The series is once again hosted by Aaron “Bertie” Gekoski, but this time takes place in Indonesia. The first episode leads off from the home base of Scuba Junkie Sangalaki dive resort.
Western Digital announces portable SSDs
Western Digital has announced two new portable drives specifically designed for photographers and videographers. The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD offers IP55 water and dust resistance with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface and reads speeds up to 550 MB/s and the SanDisk My Passport Wireless SSD offers an SSD drive with an enclosure with an integrated wifi connection and a 6700mAh battery.
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