Borneo from Below: Frogfish
The latest Borneo from Below episode, Photographing a Freak of Nature, has been released on line. This week Bertie takes us to check out the Frogfish around Borneo.
Video: Diver surrounded by hammerhead sharks
Apple upgrades OS to El Capitan
GoPro releases Hero + without the LCD and a lower price tag
GoPro has just released a version of their entry level GoPro Hero + without the LCD screen and a low MSRP of $199. The Hero + with LCD was released in June of this year. The new version still has the 60 fps at 1080p recording as well as Wi-Fi but with a price tag $100 less. The Hero + is $70 more than the Hero, which does not have either capability.
Paper shows cooperation between rabbitfishes
Nature has published a paper that illuminates the complex nature of relationships among fishes. A study carried out around Lizard Island, Greta Barrier Reef, Australia has shown that rabbitfishes (Siganus corallinus, S. doliatus, S. puellus, and S. vulpinus) operate as pairs, with one partner maintaining a look-out while the other feeds. behavior suggests that the fish have powers of cognition, reciprocity and cooperation that were previously not associated with fishes in general. (Image by BS Thurner Hof).
Paper on combating bad science published
A new paper “Fish tales: Combating fake science in popular media” published in the journal Ocean and Coastal Management explores how scientists can correct the spread of misinformation and bad science that is sometimes propagated by the media. The use of social media tools by scientists during 2013/14 pointing out the poor science and factual errors in some of the programs of the 2013 Discovery Shark Week, actually helped caused a reduction in viewer numbers of the event in 2014.
Seawolf releases Expedition video lights
Orcalight has announced the availability of their Expedition series video lights. These feature carbon fiber construction and a redesigned battery pack. The new Expedition model 2260 series offer 22,000 lumen output with a burn time of 1.25 hours at full power, but are neutrally buoyant in the water. The battery pack also features UN38.3 flight certification and is designed to allow airline staff to easily verify that it is suitable for travel.
Inon ships new mount adaptors
Inon has announced two new adaptors that allows a diving weight to be used as a simple tripod to hold lights, strobes or GoPro camera. Available in two types, one utilises bolts to affix the mount, the other hook and loop straps. In addition, the company has also released two new YS mount adaptors.
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