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Tilikum the Orca, subject of the Blackfish documentary, has died Photo

Tilikum the Orca, subject of the Blackfish documentary, has died

Tilikum, the subject of the infamous Sea World documentary Blackfish, has died. The announcement comes on the heels of the termination of Sea World California killer whale performances less than a week ago. Tilikum made world headlines in 2010 when he killed trainer Dawn Brancheau. He had previously been implicated in two deaths in the nineties as well.

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Sea&Sea announces new housing for EOS 5D Mark IV Photo

Sea&Sea announces new housing for EOS 5D Mark IV

Sea&Sea has announced their housing for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera. It is compatible with a YS Optical converter that will be released in February, and features a redesigned AF Lock lever. Also announced is the company’s new V5 vacuum leak detection system.

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Kodak Reintroduces Ektachrome film Photo

Kodak Reintroduces Ektachrome film

Kodak has announced that it will be producing Ektachrome still and motion picture film at its Rochester, New York factory over the next 12 months. Originally discontinued in 2012, it will be available in a Super 8 motion picture format and as a transparency still image film.

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Students find therapy in underwater photography Photo

Students find therapy in underwater photography

In 2010, teacher Ben Thwaits started the In A New Light nature photography program at Northwest Passage. The beauty of this story is that Northwest Passage is no ordinary school, it is a treatment program for young people battling mental illness, and the nature photography he teaches is not your average backyard nature photography, it is underwater photography.

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Canon announces new cameras at CES Photo

Canon announces new cameras at CES

At the CES Show in Las Vegas, Canon has so far announced an updated version of the G9 X compact camera, a “Video Creator” kit of the new camera bundled with an extra battery, a Manfrotto tripod and an SD card and 3 new Personal Camcorders.

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Panasonic announces the GH5 camera Photo

Panasonic announces the GH5 camera

Panasonic has announced the specifications of their LUMIX GH5 mirrorless camera at the CES Show. It has a 20.3 MP sensor with a new Venus image processor and a native ISO of up to 25,5600. It also offers a 6K 30 fps “burst mode” for action shots. Perhaps more notably, it offers video at 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p with internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording.

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Ikelite announces vacuum kits Photo

Ikelite announces vacuum kits

Ikelite has released two vacuum leak check systems for their housings. Both are self install, one has a valve suitable for 1/2 inch holes and the other, 3/8 inch. The kits include a pump with a gauge and the necessary tubing. Ikelite is also offering all the parts separately.

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NOAA consults on oceanic whitetip protection Photo

NOAA consults on oceanic whitetip protection

NOAA has proposed that the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) be offered protection by being listed as a “threatened species”. The proposal is currently open for public consultation, with comments being solicited electronically via the Federal Register announcement. The deadline for comments is 29 March 2017. Image from Shutterstock.

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Issue 94 of UwP Magazine available Photo

Issue 94 of UwP Magazine available

Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) has kicked off 2017 by releasing issue number 94. Featured are reviews of the Canon 1Dx MK11, Fantasea housings, and a revisitation of older home-built housings. In terms of life, Jack Perks highlights UK freshwater fishes while the locations visited are the Poor Knights in New Zealand and Paim Beach, Florida. Parting Shots are by Alex Mustard and Dan Bolt.

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