Howard Hall: Tagging - a celebration of science?
Filmmaker Howard Hall explores the issues around the tagging of marine creatures for scientific research. Whilst the technology and data that tagging programs can provide is amazing, are the studies in the animals or the researchers best interests? Is the proliferation on tagging programs really giving us the scientific data we need to protect the creatures, or are we damaging the very animals we seek to protect with them?
Subal announces GH4 housing
Subal has released rendering of their housing for the Panasonic LUMIX GH4 camera, which will be shipping in December. The housing is machined from a single block of aluminum and will be compatible with Subal’s existing ports and accessories.
Last space: Wetpixel Tiger sharks 2015
We have one space available for the Wetpixel Ultimate Tiger Sharks expedition. The trip, based in Freeport, Grand Bahama, runs from 03 to 10 January 2015, and will feature 5 days of diving and photographing the amazing population of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) which are resident at Tiger Beach at this time of year. The trip is land based, and we will be hosted by Epic Diving with the trip leader being Wetpixel Editor, Adam Hanlon.
Close to home: Allison Vitsky Sallmon and Andy Sallmon
Allison Vitsky Sallmon writes about her encounters with, and some of the issues around, diving with large whales whilst diving her “home turf” of Southern California. The article is accompanied by her, and her partner, Andy Sallmon’s images. She relates, for the first time, the actual events that occurred when an inflatable boat on a whale photography tour was overturned by the whales which perhaps emphasizes how vulnerable large cetaceans are to interference by human actions.
Kozyndan kelp print for sale on Pangeseed
Call for entries: Outdoor Photographer of the Year
The 2014 Outdoor Photographer of the Year contest is calling for entries in its “Underexposed” category, which is specifically for underwater images. The deadline for entries is 14 December, with the results being announced on 15 February at ExCel, London.
Nauticam ships their housing for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Nauticam has announced their housing for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera. If features a dual function lever for ISO and M Fn (focus area adjustment) and a button to allow the vacuum system to be reset from the front. It features Nauticam’s multi selector pad, and for the first time on a Nauticam housing for a Canon camera, a lever to activate or deactivate the camera’s flash.
Scientists discover method to grow corals up to 50 times faster than in the wild
Scientists from Florida’s Mote Tropical Research Laboratory have discovered a technique to grow corals for transplantation 25 to 50 times faster than they would one their own. The technique is known as micro-fragmenting and may help to re-grow corals to transplant onto dead or dying reefs that took centuries to develop.
- Humpback whales surf pipeline (via )
- Creative underwater portraits of children (via )
- Adobe Camera Raw 8.4 available to download (via )
- Search for plane highlights ocean trash (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom to version 5.4 (via )
- Conflict oysters of San Francisco? (via )
- EOS-1D X and 1D C autofocus issues in cold weather/water (via )
- NG photo of the day by Nadia Aly (via )
- Rigs to Reefs of California (via )
- NG photo of the Day by Thomas Peschak (via )