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Thresher sharks, silky sharks and devil rays receive protection at CITES Photo

Thresher sharks, silky sharks and devil rays receive protection at CITES

This year at the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) meeting in South Africa, thresher sharks, silky sharks and devil rays have been voted to receive protection under Appendix II. Currently there are only eight species of sharks that receive any protection from worldwide fishing under CITES. It is estimated that 100 million sharks are killed every year.

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BTS of the Nirvana anniversary photograph with John Chapple Photo

BTS of the Nirvana anniversary photograph with John Chapple

On the 25th anniversary of the Nirvana Nevermind album, photographer John Chapple decided to recreate the iconic cover with the original underwater baby, Spencer Elden. 25 years later, the baby is no longer a baby and the image looks a bit more mature. We sat down with Chapple and got some insight into the shoot and all of the interest behind it.

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GoPro announces Karma drone and Hero 5 Photo

GoPro announces Karma drone and Hero 5

GoPro has announced a new suite of Hero 5 cameras, the Hero 5 Black and the Hero 5 Session, as well as the highly anticipated drone, the Karma. Both the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session are waterproof without a housing to 33 feet. The Karma comes in a wearable backpack with a controller, stabilizer and grip and will be available October 23rd.

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President Obama dedicates first marine monument in Atlantic Photo

President Obama dedicates first marine monument in Atlantic

At the 2016 Our Ocean conference, president Obama officially designated the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean. The marine monument is roughly the size of Connecticut, 4,913 square miles, and includes seamounts and deep water canyons. The newly created marine monument is known as the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument and is off the coast of New England.

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