Shark Sanctuaries announced in Caribbean
The Caribbean islands of St. Maarten and the Cayman Islands have both announced that their exclusive economic zones are now closed for commercial shark fishing, Pew Environment reports. The islands of Curacao and Grenada have also committed to enact similar legislation this year too.
Video: How Brian Skerry got this shot of a great white off Cape Cod
National Geographic has published a behind the scenes video of what it took for underwater photographer Brian Skerry to get the shot of a great white shark out of the water off the coast of Cape Cod. Great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod is a relatively new phenomenon that is becoming more and more regular, but the behavior of the sharks is different than anywhere else in the world.
The National Aquarium in Baltimore to move dolphins to a sanctuary
On tuesday, the National Aquarium in Baltimore announced plans to move its dolphins to a seaside sanctuary. The move comes as public opinion to marine mammals in captivity has shifted to a more negative stance. After weighing options for the dolphins for the last five years, the aquarium has concluded it will move their current dolphin residents by the year 2020.
Aquatica announces the AD500 housing for the Nikon D500
Aquatica has announced their housing for the Nikon D500 camera, the recently released 20.9 megapixel DX format camera. The AD500 housing will be available mid-July and retails for $3,195 US.
California Academy of Sciences opens deep oceans exhibit
California’s Academy of Sciences has opened an exhibit today entitled: Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed. Focusing on species and environments beyond the reach of divers using normal scuba gear, but at depths suitable for rebreather divers, it features rarely seen fish and invertebrates and shows bioluminescence and a special tank for newly discovered species.
Faces of Freediving photo series by Tim Calver on DeeperBlue
DeeperBlue.com and underwater photographer Tim Calver have joined forces to present a photo series showcasing portraits of free divers above water. The series is titled Faces Of Freediving. The studio type portraits were shot at Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas during the free diving competition, Vertical Blue.
In Memoriam: Bob Cranston, Underwater Cameraman
On June 2, 2016, underwater cameraman Bob Cranston passed away at his home from cancer. Howard Hall, one of Bob’s best friends, wrote the following memorial story to share with the underwater community. If you have a memory of Bob you’d like to share, please leave it in the comments at the bottom of this article.
The Manatees of the Crystal River by Don Silcock
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