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Sharkwater Extinction released Photo

Sharkwater Extinction released

Rob Stewart’s film Sharkwater (and the subsequent film Revolution) created an incredible impetus for the conservation of sharks and the marine environment worldwide. In January 2017 Rob died in a diving accident while filming for his third film, Sharkwater Extinction. Rob’s friends and fellow conservationists have banded together to finish his work, and the film is being released today in digital form on iTunes US and iTunes Canada

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Von Wong: Strawpocalypse Photo

Von Wong: Strawpocalypse

Photographer Von Wong has highlighted the issues around plastic straws in his latest imagery and an installation. Called “The Parting of the Plastic Sea,” it is in Saigon and features over 168,000 straws which were gathered over six months by clean up groups. These were then cleaned, sorted, and attached to a 3.3m (10 ft+) tall art installation called the strawpocalypse.

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Paper published on the effects of underwater flash impacts on subjects Photo

Paper published on the effects of underwater flash impacts on subjects

A paper published in the Nature Scientific Reports Journal details the results of a scientific investigation into the effect that underwater flash photography has on its subjects. The research suggests that there seems to be little or no behavioural or biological impact on animals that are repeatedly exposed to flashes. The paper’s authors contrast this with the profound effect that occurs if animals are physically touched or manipulated.

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Olympus announces the OM-D E-MX1 Photo

Olympus announces the OM-D E-MX1

Olympus has announced the details of the OM-D E-MX1 mirrorless camera. Designed for professional use, it features a redesigned AF system, 5 axis image stabilization and a native ISO range of Low to 25,600 with a base on 200. It has a 20.4-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor backed by Dual TruePic VIII image processors.

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Show Report: BOOT 2019 Photo

Show Report: BOOT 2019

BOOT, held in Dusseldorf, Germany, is the world’s largest watersports show. Held over 17 large halls, it showcases everything from yachts to surfboards. Diving occupies one hall, and an increasingly large number of underwater imaging product booths has created a specific zone in an adjacent hall. We will be adding updates from the show over the next few days, rounding up all that is new and exciting!

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