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Palau sinks poacher’s vessels Photo

Palau sinks poacher’s vessels

Yahoo News reports that the Republic of Palau has burnt 4 boats that were being used by Vietnamese fisherman to illegally fish in Palau’s waters. They were among the 15 that have been impounded since last year and were loaded with sharks and shark fins, lobsters, sea cucumbers and reef fish.

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Sony unveils the RX100 IV compact camera Photo

Sony unveils the RX100 IV compact camera

Sony has announced two new pro compact cameras. The RX100 IV is of interest for underwater use and features up to 40x slow motion capture (at 960p) and up to 5 minutes of 4K filming. Autofocus has been improved and there are new customizable controls. It features a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8 lens.

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MBARI discovers deepest hydrothermal vents in Pacific Photo

MBARI discovers deepest hydrothermal vents in Pacific

Scientists with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) recently discovered the deepest known hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean during expeditions in the Gulf of California. The location of the vents are in a portion of the Gulf of California known as the Pescadero Basin, approximately one hundred miles east of La Paz. At 3,800 meters below the surface, this newly discovered field of hydrothermal vents are the deepest known in the Pacific Ocean.

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Sperm whale rescue and recycling nets Photo

Sperm whale rescue and recycling nets

In related news, a team from the Center for Coastal Studies, Massachusetts, USA, is seeking funding to undertake a rescue mission to remove a rope that has entangled a spem wjhale off Dominica and Fourth Element has launched their new range of OceanPositive clothing made of fiber from recycled ghost fishing nets

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Google expands street view to include 40 more underwater locations Photo

Google expands street view to include 40 more underwater locations

Google Street View has added 40 new locations around the world to their catalog of underwater locations just in time for World Oceans Day on June 8, 2015. Street View has worked in partnership with XL carlin Seaview Survey, NOAA’s office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Chagos Conservation Trust. The locations include American Samoa, Bali, Bahamas and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Happy World Oceans Day 2015 Photo

Happy World Oceans Day 2015

Today, 8 June is World Oceans Day. This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet and the aim is to persuade people to use less plastic in order to reduce pollution. There are over 400 events planned worldwide to celebrate the day and to help the planet’s oceans.

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