A crayfish from the American south is cloning itself and taking over Europe
About 25-years ago, the marbled crayfish just did not exist. But with a single mutation, and the help of aquarium enthusiasts, a new species has mutated from the swamps of Florida and Georgia, and leaped over to Europe. Not only did the mutation create a new species, but it created one that could replicate through cloning itself. Combined with an already robust genome, this sexually self-reliant species has spread from Germany, to eastern-Europe, to even Madagascar in only a few-years.
Anglerfish has announced version 3 of their slave strobe trigger
Vivid-Pix Software now supports RAW/DNG photos
Vivid-Pix has announced the newest version of LAND & SEA SCUBA Picture-Fix Software. The software now fully supports Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, SeaLife, and Sony RAW, DNG, TIFF, PNG and JPEG images. The software retails for $49.99.
Live on stage: World ShootOut 2017
The World ShootOut announced the results of their 2017 contest at an awards ceremony live on stage at BOOT, Dusseldorf. Many congratulations to all the winners and to Franco Tulli for his winning image of a coconut octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus). The Italian team were the national winners.
Sony announces RX0 video contest
Sony Europe has announced a video competition for aspirant or established filmmakers. Successful applicants will be loaned RX0 pro action cams in order to create a video that will then be judged. Pitches need to be submitted by 30 April with the actual video entries sent in by 31 May.
Waow liveaboard severely damaged in fire
Belize passes law to prohibit oil exploration in its waters
The country of Belize has passed a law banning any and all oil exploration in its waters. The Belize barrier reef is a World Heritage site and is the largest in the Western hemisphere. It is also home to more than 1,400 different species. The reefs of Belize are its largest tourist attraction bringing in the whereabouts of $200 million a year.
Lightroom Coffee Break: Slider Sensitivity
Adobe’s Benjamin Warde offers a short video tutorial of a technique that allows for fine control of Lightroom’s sliders in his Lightroom Coffee Break. Clicking and dragging in the text field on the slider will give much finer control. He highlights using this with the temperature slider, particularly relevant for color correcting underwater imagery.
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- The photography of Zena Holloway (via )
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