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Critter Shootout awards ceremonies Photo

Critter Shootout awards ceremonies

Congratulations to team Lembeh for taking gold in the 2016 Lembeh Gulen Critter Shootout. Once voting closed, scores were calculated and the teams from Norway and Indonesia were notified of the results. Each location participated in an award ceremony. Congratulations to everyone! The imagery was stunning.

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Critter Shootout 2016 winners Photo

Critter Shootout 2016 winners

Congratulations to team Lembeh for taking gold in the 2016 Lembeh Gulen Critter Shootout. Competitors from Lembeh, Indonesia and Gulen, Norway competed over three separate competition days in three separate underwater photography competition categories: nudibranchs, invertebrates and fish. After the first two competition days the teams were almost tied with Gulen’s lead. The Lembeh team pulled ahead after the public vote put them ahead overall after the fish competition round. Congratulations to all competitors, the image quality was outstanding overall!

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The Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout needs you Photo

The Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout needs you

Voting is now open in the third and final stage of the Lembeh vs Gulen Shootout. Both resorts are pretty much equal at present, so the final result is by no means certain for either. The final category is fish, and even if you chose not to vote, the gallery of images that has been put forward is simply amazing!

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Cornell offers free shark biology course Photo

Cornell offers free shark biology course

Cornell University, in collaboration with the University of Queensland, are offering a free four week course on shark biology during Discovery’s Shark Week. Subjects covered include: Habitats and distributions of sharks from around the world, evolutionary history and relationships of sharks and allies, functional anatomy of swimming, breathing, and eating, aspects of sensory biology, reproduction, and behavior, and the ecological roles of sharks.

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Adobe unveils Content Aware Crop Photo

Adobe unveils Content Aware Crop

Adobe has previewed a new feature that will be featured in a forthcoming major release of Photoshop CC. Content-Aware Crop will use the company’s Content-Aware technology to “intelligently” fill in the gaps when you use the Crop tool to rotate an image or expand your canvas beyond the image’s original size.

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Nauticam ships housing for D500 Photo

Nauticam ships housing for D500

Nauticam has announced that their housing for the Nikon D500 is now shipping. It features a bespoke Nauticam electro-optical converter which allows TTL optical flash triggering via hotshoe. The NA-D500 also has access to the camera’s user assignable buttons.

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Critter Shootout voting is now live Photo

Critter Shootout voting is now live

The first competition day for the Lembeh Gulen Critter Shootout is now open for voting. The first of three competitions, today’s photo contest is nudibranchs. Photographers from two countries, Indonesia and Norway, are competing against one another in a shootout competition. The best images from one day of diving are pitted against one another and open for 24 hours of voting.

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NOAA predicts La Niña for Fall Photo

NOAA predicts La Niña for Fall

NOAA has predicted that the strong El Niño effect that has been in place in the tropical Pacific for the past year will give way to a La Niña effect by Fall 2016. El Niño’s sea temperature rises have brought numerous effects to the oceans, and has been implicated in mass coral bleaching and abnormal weather patterns.

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