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Underwater photo series brings awareness to ghost nets Photo

Underwater photo series brings awareness to ghost nets

Underwater photographer Jose Cano and performance artist Cristine Beggs collaborate to bring awareness to the problem of ghost nets. The pair worked together to produce underwater images that put Beggs and other models in uncomfortable looking situations with nets to represent the plague of ghost nets on ocean wildlife. The pair hopes that through these images change can be made.

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Underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu wins 5th Nikkei National Geographic Photo Award Photo

Underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu wins 5th Nikkei National Geographic Photo Award

Underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu has won the 5th Annual Nikkei National Geographic Photo Award for his series titled The Secret World of Plankton. Minimize has spent the last 20 years diving and photographing larval ocean creatures off the coast of Japan. In that time he has perfected a technique that captures animals maturing from their larval stage to adult. After a high tide, once the sun goes down, Minemizu sets up 30 LED lights on tripods to attract the almost invisible organisms, waiting sometimes for hours at a time.

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Millions of Pyrosomes have started appearing off the Pacific North-West Photo

Millions of Pyrosomes have started appearing off the Pacific North-West

Millions of Pyrosomes, also known as “fire bodies”, have appeared off the west coast of North America stretching from the Pacific North-West to Alaska. Three years of un-precedented warm water off the west coast has finally given way to more expected cooler waters. But, what may have brought these typically more tropical visitors is unknown.

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All proceeds from Lush’s “Shark Fin” Soap fund Rob Stewart’s Sharkwater: Extinction documentary Photo

All proceeds from Lush’s “Shark Fin” Soap fund Rob Stewart’s Sharkwater: Extinction documentary

Lush has re-released their very popular “shark fin” soap in honor of World Ocean’s Day earlier this month. Additionally, 100% of all proceeds from this Lush product go Rob Stewart’s documentary Sharkwater:Extinction to help complete the project. Stewart tragically died in a diving accident earlier this year. This product hopes to bring awareness to the over 100 million sharks that are killed annually.

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Douglas Seifert turns 100 Photo

Douglas Seifert turns 100

The latest issue of DIVE Magazine features a 16 page spread from the Philippines by Wetpixel’s friend and World Editor of DIVE Magazine, Douglas Seifert. The article marks a milestone for Douglas…..100 articles published. Congratulations Douglas!

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World Oceans Day at the UN Photo

World Oceans Day at the UN

Every day should be world oceans day, but today has been celebrated at The Ocean Conference which being held under the auspices of the United Nations in New York and aims to support the implementation of sustainable development goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Click through to see the BBC Earth team’s short film and the announcing ion the winners of the associated imaging contest.

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Interview with underwater photographer Paul Nicklen on NPR’s Fresh Air Photo

Interview with underwater photographer Paul Nicklen on NPR’s Fresh Air

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen, famed for his more than two-decades worth of work in the Arctic and Antarctic, has been interviewed by Terry Gross for NPR’s Fresh Air series. In the interview Nicklen speaks about his well documented interaction with a leopard seal, who tried to feed him penguins, the dangers of this type of photography, and of course how climate change will impact the sea ice.

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Apple adds editing features to Photos app Photo

Apple adds editing features to Photos app

At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), the company has announced that the Photos app in the next version of the Sierra OS will feature “pro-level” editing functions. These include levels, curves, definition, sharpness, noise and selective color adjustment.

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Gabon announces Africa’s largest network of marine protected areas Photo

Gabon announces Africa’s largest network of marine protected areas

On Monday of this week the central African country of Gabon announced a network of 20 marine parks and protected reserves. More than a quarter of Gabon’s coast will be protected, stretching for a collective total of 20,500 square miles. Although not much of Gabon’s waters have been explored, what is known is that it is home to the world’s largest breeding populations of Leatherback and Olive Ridley sea turtles.

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