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Keldan ships their Video 8X light Photo

Keldan ships their Video 8X light

Keldan is now shipping their Video 8X light. Featuring a 10,000 lumen output and a new dome and lens unit, the light will burn for 42 minutes at full power. It has a 90° beam angle (in water) and a CRI of 82 at 5,000°K.

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A battle to save the most endangered marine mammal: The Vaquita Photo

A battle to save the most endangered marine mammal: The Vaquita

The battle to save the Vaquita of the Gulf of California involves an interesting cast of characters: a Mexican drug cartel, Chinese wildlife traffickers, and an endangered fish’s swim bladder. Scientists believe the critically endangered porpoises, down to a population of 100, could become extinct within three years if drastic action is not taken.

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Ikelite releases MIL housings for Olympus mirrorless cameras Photo

Ikelite releases MIL housings for Olympus mirrorless cameras

Ikelite has launched their MIL system for mirrorless cameras. The first two housings are for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 and PEN E-PL7 cameras. The housings feature Ikelite’s TTL strobe triggering system and a new interchangeable lens system. This offers support for Olympus and Panasonic zoom, wide-angle and macro lenses.

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Ikelite announces housing for Lumix LX100 Photo

Ikelite announces housing for Lumix LX100

Ikelite has announced their housing for the Panasonic LUMIX LX100 compact camera. As the camera features a hot shoe, Ikelite can offer their TTL strobe connection. In addition, it is compatible with wet color filter, wide-angle, and macro lenses suitable for 3.9-inch diameter ports.

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Subal announces GH4 housing Photo

Subal announces GH4 housing

Subal has released rendering of their housing for the Panasonic LUMIX GH4 camera, which will be shipping in December. The housing is machined from a single block of aluminum and will be compatible with Subal’s existing ports and accessories.

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Call for entries: Outdoor Photographer of the Year Photo

Call for entries: Outdoor Photographer of the Year

The 2014 Outdoor Photographer of the Year contest is calling for entries in its “Underexposed” category, which is specifically for underwater images. The deadline for entries is 14 December, with the results being announced on 15 February at ExCel, London.

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Nauticam ships their housing for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II Photo

Nauticam ships their housing for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Nauticam has announced their housing for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera. If features a dual function lever for ISO and M Fn (focus area adjustment) and a button to allow the vacuum system to be reset from the front. It features Nauticam’s multi selector pad, and for the first time on a Nauticam housing for a Canon camera, a lever to activate or deactivate the camera’s flash.

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Scientists discover method to grow corals up to 50 times faster than in the wild Photo

Scientists discover method to grow corals up to 50 times faster than in the wild

Scientists from Florida’s Mote Tropical Research Laboratory have discovered a technique to grow corals for transplantation 25 to 50 times faster than they would one their own. The technique is known as micro-fragmenting and may help to re-grow corals to transplant onto dead or dying reefs that took centuries to develop.

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A smaller version of Pompeii discovered underwater off Greece Photo

A smaller version of Pompeii discovered underwater off Greece

Once thought to be old portions of port facilities, archaeologists have recently determined that the underwater ruins off the coast of Delos are actually those of a small and ancient settlement. Lying in water at just 6 feet deep, archaeologists from the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Ephorate of Undersea Archaeology discovered the base of structures of buildings, including a pottery workshop complete with a kiln.

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