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Florida holds public meetings about short based shark angling Photo

Florida holds public meetings about short based shark angling

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced that they are revising the regulations governing land based shark angling in the state. The goal is to restrict “cruel and unnecessary” handling practices that causes fatalities among protected shark species even when they are released. There is a series on public workshops about the issue and comments can also be submitted online.

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Behind the Shot: Joe Platko Photo

Behind the Shot: Joe Platko

Joe Platko has shared a fantastic shot of a harbor seal on the Wetpixel Facebook page. Judging by the number of likes and comments, people really like this shot. So we asked him how he got it and this is what he said.

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New origami robot made for collecting delicate deep sea creatures Photo

New origami robot made for collecting delicate deep sea creatures

A new collection robot has been developed by Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The new robot is a solution to collecting “squishy” and delicate deep sea organisms. The 3-D printed polyhedron folds into a hollow dodecahedron and is known as a Rotary Actuated Dodecahedron (RAD).

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New web series from ScubazooTV in production Photo

New web series from ScubazooTV in production

A new web series from Scubazoo is currently in production and set for release soon. The new series is from the same team that brought you “Borneo From Below” and will feature the same host Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski. This time the series takes place in Timor-Leste, one of the ocean’s last frontiers and home to the largest animal on earth, the blue whale.

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Call for Entries: 2018 SoCal Shootout Photo

Call for Entries: 2018 SoCal Shootout

Bluewater Photo Store has announced that the 2018 SoCal Shootout is calling for entrants. It is being held from 14 to 16 September, with registration open from now until 13 September. The contest offers categories for a variety of different types of equipment and different photographic techniques.

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New shark species named in honor of Eugenie Clark Photo

New shark species named in honor of Eugenie Clark

A new species of dogfish shark, discovered in deep water in the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic Ocean has been named Squalus clarkae in honor of Eugenie “Genie” Clark. Eugenie Clark was a pioneer in shark biology and was one of the first women of prominence in the then male dominated field of marine biology.

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Paper shows relationships between sea bird populations and reef health Photo

Paper shows relationships between sea bird populations and reef health

A paper published in the journal Nature shows a causal relationships between sea birds populations and reef health. A team from Lancaster University has compared reefs in the Chagos archipelago, some surrounding islands that are rat free, and others on which rats have been introduced. The rat free islands have significantly higher populations of sea birds.

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Gates announces POV CAM system Photo

Gates announces POV CAM system

Gates Underwater Products has announced their POV CAM. Compatible with the Panasonic AG-UMR20 or AG-MDR25 recorders and AGUCK20GJ or AG-MDC20GJ compact camera heads, the system offers 4K imaging up to 60ft (20m) away from the action. It features an HD-SDI surface feed for remote monitoring and is compatible with a variety of Gates wide angle and flat ports.

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Outrage over blue whale killing by Icelandic whalers grows Photo

Outrage over blue whale killing by Icelandic whalers grows

Outrage is growing virally since images of a slaughtered blue whale (most likely) have surfaced online. The whale was killed by the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf, run by Kristján Loftsson, as part of their annual whaling hunt. So far the company has killed 22 whales, including the whale in question. The company insists the whale is a hybrid between a blue whale, an internationally protected species since the 1960’s, and a fin whale, the species the company targets. Experts believe otherwise.

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