Articles & News Tagged “News”


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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Behind the Shot: Harry Stone Photo

Behind the Shot: Harry Stone

Harry Stone posted a fantastic shot of some blacktip sharks at the surface on Wetpixel’s Facebook page in the past few days. Here is the story behind how he got it.

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The Nikonos Project: Borrow a camera for free Photo

The Nikonos Project: Borrow a camera for free

Many underwater photographers started out their careers shooting with film on the Nikonos family of cameras and still have a fondness for them. One such photographer, Brandon Jennings, has turned his fondness into a hobby and a worldwide project. The Nikonos Project seeks to get the 35mm film cameras into the hands of photographers around the world, for free, to shoot and share with others.

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Sony announces HXR-NX100 camcorder Photo

Sony announces HXR-NX100 camcorder

Sony has announced the HXR-NX100 camcorder. Designed as an entry level pro camera, it has a 1.0” type Exmor® R back-illuminated CMOS sensor with 20 megapixel resolution. Recording formats are AVCHD, DV and XAVC S 50Mbps and to two SD cards.

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GoPro announces HERO+ LCD Photo

GoPro announces HERO+ LCD

GoPro has announced the release of a touch screen version of their entry level HERO+ camera. The touch screen is only accessible when the housing door is open. The HERO+ LCD also offers a new video trimming function, allowing the user to effectively set in and out points in-camera.

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