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Tony Wu identifies whale “super mum” Photo

Tony Wu identifies whale “super mum”

Underwater photographer and environmental researcher Tony Wu has been cataloguing the humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) that visit the waters around Kingdom of Tonga each year to breed. In the course of this he has found that the individual female featured in Darren Rice’s video has now had 7 separate calves over a 15 year period and he has dubbed her “super mommy”.

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Study into shark social behaviour Photo

Study into shark social behaviour

A new study published in the Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology journal suggests that shark social behavior is determined by an individual’s predisposition to be social or not. This underlines the idea that individual sharks have differing behavioural characters, or to put it more bluntly, have personalities. Whilst this will come as no surprise to those that have experienced them in the wild, it does help to overcome the preconception that sharks are not sentient.

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Aquatica previews the AD810 housing for Nikon D810 Photo

Aquatica previews the AD810 housing for Nikon D810

Aquatica has announced that it is working on a housing for the Nikon D810 SLR. Amongst the features planned are access to Fn and Pre buttons, thumb activated ISO lever, and an internal flash enable/disable. It will also have multiple bulkheads. AE/AF and AF ON buttons are locked by a collar.

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GoPro releases HERO4 Photo

GoPro releases HERO4

GoPro have officially announced their new HERO4 models with an expected shipping date of 5 October. The HERO4 Black features 4K video and the silver has a built-in touchscreen. Both feature improved user interfaces and manual control of “Color, Sharpness, ISO Limit, and Exposure” in Protune. Lastly the company has released a budget camera, the HERO.

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President Obama announces Pacific marine sanctuary Photo

President Obama announces Pacific marine sanctuary

The BBC reports that the President Obama has signed a memorandum to create the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Wetpixel wrote about the plan back in June, which is now signed into law. It bans “commercial fishing, deep-sea mining and other extraction of underwater resources” in an area 200 nautical miles (1.2 million sq. km) around seven scattered Pacific islands, atolls and reefs between Hawaii and American Samoa.

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Inon releases GoPro lens system Photo

Inon releases GoPro lens system

As reported during our ADEX 2014 coverage, Inon has designed a specific “semi-fisheye conversion lens” and a so-called “wide close-up lens” for the GoPro HERO3 and 3+. Takuya Torii of Inon reports that “the lenses are designed to bring optimal performance of camera itself even underwater and to get as wide an angle of view as on land and boost the camera’s usability for macro shooting.

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