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Help Protect Florida Giant Groupers by Walt Stearns Photo

Help Protect Florida Giant Groupers by Walt Stearns

The Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) is hosting a public meeting on Thursday 26 April in Fort Lauderdale to discuss a proposal to open the breeding grounds of the critically endangered goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara) to fishing. [Walt Stearns]http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllcc-fort-lauderdale-marriott-north/) writes about the issues around this decision and appeals for individuals to “make their voices heard” either at the meeting or by signing the online petition.

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Review and guide: Shiny Prints Metal Prints Photo

Review and guide: Shiny Prints Metal Prints

Wetpixel presents a review and guide to getting the best from underwater images when printing on metal. Bespoke metal print house, Shiny prints provided a metal print and Wetpixel has reviewed the process of ordering from the company and the quality of the prints they produce. As a special benefit to the Wetpixel community, Shiny Prints are offering a 30% discount on member’s first orders.

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Earth Day 2018 Photo

Earth Day 2018

Wishing the Wetpixel community a very happy Earth Day 2018. Earth Day is traditionally an opportunity to reflect on how our actions impact the environment and to try and improve our personal effect on the planet’s environment. The organizers of the 2018 event have chosen to highlight the growing problem of plastic pollution. Most of us can reduce the amount of plastic we consume via lifestyle and consumer choices; perhaps 2018 is the year to audit our lives and to seek to use less plastic?

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Smugmug acquires Flickr Photo

Smugmug acquires Flickr

In major news for photo hosting and sharing, Smugmug has announced plans to acquire Flickr. The plan is for the two brands to: “Continue to operate as separate entities with the shared goal of providing photographers with both a place to fit in and a place to stand out.”

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Hawaiian Airlines educates visitors about adverse affects of sunscreen on corals Photo

Hawaiian Airlines educates visitors about adverse affects of sunscreen on corals

In a new in-flight campaign, Hawaiian Airlines is showing an 11-minute documentary about the adverse affects certain sunscreens have on coral reef health and well as distributing “reef safe” sunscreens to passengers of all North American Hawaii bound flights. Many sunscreens contain oxybenzone, or BP-3, a chemical known to harm juvenile corals in one drop to six and a half olympic sized swimming pools. The airline will also be selling full sized bottles of Raw Elements sunscreen at a discounted price through June.

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Ikelite announces housing for Panasonic G9 Photo

Ikelite announces housing for Panasonic G9

Ikelite has announced their housing for the Panasonic G9 micro four-thirds mirrorless digital camera. Featuring the company’s new Dry Lock port system, the housing also has curved levers for shutter and AF/AE Lock. It will ship with a vacuum port and the options of both manual and TTL flash control. The flash bulkhead has been moved to the top of the housing to ease cable routing.

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Show Report: ADEX 2018 by Drew Wong Photo

Show Report: ADEX 2018 by Drew Wong

Wetpixel’s Drew Wong reports from the 2018 ADEX show, which was held at the Suntec Convention Center, Singapore from 6 to 8 April. The show attracted over 62,000 visitors and had a lively schedule of events and lectures. The 2018 Voice of the Oceans contest live judging was held, with a jury panel from the USA, Australia, France, the UK, Germany and the Philippines. Wetpixel and Sam’s Tours hosted their annual imaging party during the show too, please check out the images here

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