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RIP Valerie de la Valdene Photo

RIP Valerie de la Valdene

Underwater filmmaker Valerie de la Valdene died as a result of a gunshot in the three-story home she rented in Puerto Ayora on the Galapagos Islands on 5 July 2014. Valerie shot 70 segments for the television show The Aquanauts in the 90s and was the focus of “Primal Scream” on Discovery Channel, which was heavily promoted to tie in with the film, “Open Water”. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends.

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Ikelite announces 67mm lens holder Photo

Ikelite announces 67mm lens holder

Ikelite has announced their new 67mm lens holder. This can be attached to their Ball Arm Extension Mark II and provides a convenient place to “park” 67mm threaded wet lenses when they are not in use. They can be attached singly or “back to back” so that two lenses can be attached simultaneously.

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RIP PJ Dunick Photo

RIP PJ Dunick

It is with great regret and sadness that we have to write that PJ Dunick, crew member on the Bahamas liveaboard Dolphin Dream, was killed in a free diving accident last Monday. Wetpixel sends our thoughts and prayers to his family, friend and loved ones. A gofundme page has been set up to assist PJ’s family with the funeral and repatriation costs.

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New World publishes Roger Steene’s Colours of the Reef Photo

New World publishes Roger Steene’s Colours of the Reef

New World Publications has announced the release of a limited edition 3 volume set of coffee table style books. Roger Steene’s Colours of the Reef represents 50 years of underwater imaging undertaken by the author and “has taken the art of underwater imagery to a new level” There will be only 900 sets published.

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Wildlife Service closes Three Sisters Springs and releases proposed management plan Photo

Wildlife Service closes Three Sisters Springs and releases proposed management plan

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) closed the Three Sisters Springs over the weekend of 13 and 14 December, due to the cold weather causing a high concentration of manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris)). In turn this caused “high turbidity” making the area unsuitable for swimmers. If the colder weather continues, it is likely that there will be more closures in future. Please bear in mind that there are other areas where manatees can be viewed, although it will be worth checking with the Crystal River Wildlife Refuge by email prior to your visit if you are planning to go there.

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Sea Save Foundation auction is underway Photo

Sea Save Foundation auction is underway

The Sea Save Foundation has launched their annual online auction. Over 50 lots, featuring trips, prints and experiences are available, with all the funds raised being used to fund Sea Save’s ongoing campaigns to educate individuals, encourage advocacy and to facilitate change in public policy. The auction ends on 16 December, so please head on over and bid soon.

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Last chance to enter Ocean Views photo contest Photo

Last chance to enter Ocean Views photo contest

The entry period for the 2014 Ocean Views photo contest is coming to a close. The deadline is monday December 15, 2014. Professional photographers, Amateurs, and Youth (18 and under) are welcome to enter. You may submit a total of up to 20 images for one entry fee.

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