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Manta Network Photo Contest Photo

Manta Network Photo Contest

The Manta Network Photo Contest and Exhibition will contain visually stunning images of manta rays to entertain, educate and inspire an appreciation for these magnificent creatures from competing professional and amateur underwater photographers and videographers from around the world. More than a fundraising event, the photo and video competition will assemble a collection of images to aid our scientific understanding of Manta birostris and related Mobula rays. It will also publicize the need for action to protect and conserve an important species.

Free registration required for entry. Deadline is the end of 2004.

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ScubaCore Issue 2 Photo

ScubaCore Issue 2

ScubaCore wrote us to let us know that issue 2 of their DVD magazine is shipping.

ScubaCore Issue 2 features in-depth Dive Portraits of Truk Lagoon with its famous WWII wrecks aboard the Truk Odyssey, diving in a marine preserve on Bonaire, a trip to the Cay Sal Bank with the Nekton Rorqualand a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Wakatobi Dive Resort.

In the Reports section, an interview with photographer Eric Cheng, a chat with representatives of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) and NOAA, and a feature on Amoray Dive Resort in Key Largo, one of the hidden gems of Florida diving.

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Sensor Brush and Sensor Clean

Brian Skerry wrote me yesterday about a product announcement/review at RobGalbraith.com that I'm definitely going to check out. Those of you out there who use digital SLRs know that dust is a big problem.

Rob Galbraith writes: "The Sensor Brush and its companion Sensor Clean liquid/swab combo, from Canadian company Visible Dust, are the first products of their type we

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Dome Theory

Wetpixel user Julian Scheunemann ("Jolly") shares a bit of the theory behind underwater dome and diopter optics. This article is technical.

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