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Shark Repellent Deemed a Breakthrough

AP has an article about a new shark repellent tested in the waters of Bimini. While visiting Dr. Samuel Gruber a few weeks ago, I saw demo footage that was very impressive indeed. One drop per minute into open water above a hang bait will keep all sharks away, and not only to sharks avoid the bait, they vacate the area altogether. A full squirt of the stuff will make sharks evacuate the area at high speed, staying away for a full 15 minutes.

The testing was done at BBFS, where I covered Gruber's PIT Tagging program. The researchers are now planning on testing the repellent on larger sharks like great hammerheads and tigers. By the way, the photo in the AP article shows the repellent waking a shark up out of tonic immobility.

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Aquatica A300 Housing Review Photo

Aquatica A300 Housing Review

Aquatica was very kind to rush ship me the A300 housing so I would have it in time for my Thailand trip while they continued work on a few details. I reconfigured the shutter release before spending a couple of wonderful weeks diving the Similan Islands with it.

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Aquatica A300 Reviewed by Herb Ko Photo

Aquatica A300 Reviewed by Herb Ko

Aquatica was very kind to rush ship me the A300 housing so I would have it in time for my Thailand trip while they continued work on a few details. I reconfigured the shutter release before spending a couple of wonderful weeks diving the Similan Islands with it.

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Gates announces new Canon GL2 / XM2 / XV2 housing Photo

Gates announces new Canon GL2 / XM2 / XV2 housing

San Diego, CA - July 9th, 2004 - Gates Underwater Products, the global leader in reliable underwater housings, is pleased to announce the availability of a new housing for the Canon GL2 / XM2 / XV2 cameras. Compatible with Fathom Imaging ports, the GL2 / XM2 / XV2 housing is another fine member of the Gates family of professional-grade underwater video systems providing fine creative control of marine images.

The GL2 / XM2 / XV2 includes many Gates hallmark traits, including reliable fingertip mechanical controls, durable

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