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Turtle conservationist murdered in Costa Rica Photo

Turtle conservationist murdered in Costa Rica

Conservation International has reported that 26-year-old turtle conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval was abducted and shot by masked men whilst on his way to patrol the beach of Moin, Costa Rica. The purpose of their patrol was to protect leatherback turtle nests from poachers. (Leatherback turtle image from Shutterstock.)

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New CompactFlash card features RAID style back-up Photo

New CompactFlash card features RAID style back-up

Due to launch on 14 June is a new CompactFlash card that offers the option of an in-card “mirror” back-up similar to that of a RADI drive. The idea is that the card can be split into two partitions that each record information simultaneously. Of course, this halves the storage capacity and the read/write speeds.

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Japan to reject CITES shark agreements Photo

Japan to reject CITES shark agreements

The New Age reports that the Japanese government is to reject the CITES agreement to add the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus), smooth hammerhead (Sphyrna zygaena), great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran), scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) porbeagle sharks (Lamna nasus) to Appendix II. The agreement would limit cross border trade in products that have been made using the animals but Japan is filing a “reservation”, which will allow them to continue as before.

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Adobe clarifies their position on the Creative Cloud Photo

Adobe clarifies their position on the Creative Cloud

Adobe’s announcement that it was to end the option of purchasing a “perpetual license” for its products in future, in favor of a subscription based monthly fee for its Creative Cloud has caused widespread discontent and threatened defections from its products. Perhaps in order to stem this, they Creative Cloud team has issues an update to the change on their blog.

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Stunning video imagery from Freshwaters Illustrated. Photo

Stunning video imagery from Freshwaters Illustrated.

Freshwaters Illustrated seek to raise aquatic awareness through photo, video and film. They are currently seeking funding on Indiegogo for a project called ‘Hidden Rivers” which includes a media package and a full-length documentary. As a part of their fundraising, they have released a show reel of stunning footage captured in the Southern Appalachian rivers.

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Pistol shrimp captured at 10,000 fps Photo

Pistol shrimp captured at 10,000 fps

Published on the Earth Unplugged YouTube Channel, the team from BBC Earth Productions has captured the action of a pistol shrimp’s claw at 10,000 frames per second to give a unique view of it in extreme slow motion. The shrimp stuns its prey by “snapping” the claw, which creates cavitation and an air bubble that then produces a shock wave.

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Death by ctenophore on BlennyWatcher Photo

Death by ctenophore on BlennyWatcher

Ned and Anna DeLoach of BlennyWatcher have been studying the feeding habits on benthic ctenophores during their recent trip to Indonesia. These creatures, related to comb jellies, were thought to be plankton feeders, but have now been shown to be active and voracious predators, feeding on crabs, fish and even tube worms. (Images by Ned DeLoach/BlennyWatcher.com).

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Book: The Eye of the Whale Photo

Book: The Eye of the Whale

Author and illustrator Jennifer O’Connell has produced an illustrated book entitled The Eye of the Whale that tells the story of the remarkable rescue of a humpback whale entangled in line, as well as the whale’s remarkable and profound connection that it shared with its rescuers.

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