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Stay tuned for reports from the Lembeh-Gulen Shootout Photo

Stay tuned for reports from the Lembeh-Gulen Shootout

This weekend marks the start of the Lembeh-Gulen Critter Shootout. This event will pit two teams of photographers against each other, one at Lembeh Resort in Indonesia, and the other at Gulen Dive Resort in Norway. The Gulen team is being led by Keri Wilk, and the the Lembeh team by Tobias Friedrich. Alex Mustard is co-ordinating the two teams and overseeing the judging process. Each team will be submitting images for a public vote, on the event’s Facebook page. Wetpixel will be on hand and reporting “live” from the event, so please stay tuned for in-depth coverage.

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App thwarts illegal fishing fleet off South Africa Photo

App thwarts illegal fishing fleet off South Africa

A post on Facebook by South African angler Mark Hicks has resulted in a 28-strong Chinese fishing fleet being interdicted by the authorities. Hicks had been tracking the fleet’s behavior using a smartphone app that tracks vessel movements. He noticed that when the fishing fleet approached the area around Port St. Johns on the east coast, they would switch off their AIS transponders, apparently to mask their presence.

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Mangrove ships housing for JVC camcorders Photo

Mangrove ships housing for JVC camcorders

Mangrove has announced their housing for the JVC GY-HM200 and GY-HM170 camcorders. The housing offers LANC control of 37 camera functions, including manual white balance. It also has an in-built 3.5” High–Resolution TFT LCD monitor which has its own power source, so as to preserve the camera’s battery. The MVHJ-HM200 is compatible with Mangrove’s port system.

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Late Availability: Wetpixel/Mustard Lembeh Macro workshop Photo

Late Availability: Wetpixel/Mustard Lembeh Macro workshop

Owing to a late cancellation, we have one single space on the Alex Mustard/Wetpixel Lembeh Macro Workshop. The dates for the workshop on which the space is available are 7 to 14 October and we are based at Lembeh Resort. These spaces originally sold out in 24 hours back in March 2015, so it is a real opportunity for someone to jump on at the last minute!

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Call for entries: San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition Photo

Call for entries: San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition

The Call for Entries for the 2016 San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) has been posted. The seventeenth annual event is being held on 7 and 8 October and introduces two new features. A $500 prize will be awarded on each of the two nights for the film that the audience votes as the best of that evening. In addition, there will be a new category of films up to 10 minutes long. SDUFEX’s venue is the Irwin M Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in San Diego.

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