A plan to save corals in a warming ocean
Two scientists are looking at ways to save the worlds coral reefs, but in a very controversial way, by speeding up evolution. The two scientists, Ruth Gates and Madeleine van Oppen of the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, have decided to focus on the corals that do not eject their zooxanthellae during a bleaching event in an effort to make the reefs more resilient to rising sea temperatures.
Google offers Nik Collection plug-ins for free
Google has announced that from today, its Nik Collection of desktop image processing plug-ins is now available to download for free. It was previously a paid-for product. The suite consists of Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you have purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, Google will process a full refund in due course.
Results of DEEP Indonesia 2016 announced
Wetpixel and DPG are proud to announce the stunning winners of the 2016 DEEP Indonesia Contest. Congratulation to Mathieu Foulquié for his mating toad image that won Best of Show and to all the other finalists. The competition attracted a large number of contestants from around the globe with a universally very high calibre which made choosing the winning images very difficult.
Interview with underwater photographer Mallory Morrison
Samy’s Camera recently interviewed artistic underwater photographer Mallory Morrison. Originally a dance photographer, Morrison’s photography has move into the underwater realm in recent years. In the interview she talks about her photography and her career.
User manuals available for D5 and ID X Mark II
Severe bleaching episode on the Barrier Reef
Ikelite announces housing for Sony a6300
Ikelite has announced their new housing for the Sony a6300 mirrorless camera. Featuring integrated TTL with Sony’s system and the company’s DS series strobes and wide port lens support, the new housing is constructed of Ikelite’s new light grey ABS-PC material.
New marine sanctuary established in Galapagos Islands
The government of Ecuador announced yesterday plans to establish a marine sanctuary around the islands of Wolf and Darwin in the Galapagos Islands. Although the waters surrounding the famous islands have been protected since 1998 under the Galapagos Marine Reserve, small scale fishing was still permitted throughout most of the waters. This new sanctuary will establish strict no-take zones.