Articles & News Tagged “News”
Japan to resume commercial whaling
The BBC reports that Japan has announced that it plans to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) from July 2019 and to resume commercial whaling thereafter. Japan has argued that the IWC was not committed to one of its stated goals; that of supporting sustainable commercial whaling. Japan argues that the eating of whale meat is a cultural tradition, despite the fact that the bulk of the nation only started eating it after World War Two and currently only 0.1% of the population consumes it. (Image credit: wdeon / Shutterstock.com)
Sea&Sea announces housings for Canon EOS R
Sea&Sea has announced their MDX housing for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera. It is compatible with the company’s MDX ports and gears and has dual focus/zoom gears for EF and RF mount lenses. Sea&Sea has also announced that there will be an Optical YS Converter available for the housing and camera.
Inon announces Front Cover 150
Season 3 of Tales by Light on Netflix
Season 3 of the Tales by Light series will come to streaming service Netflix on Friday 21 December. Episode 2 is entitled “Paradise in Peril” and features filmmaker and conservationist Shawn Heinrichs talking about the mission to protect the amazing biodiverse environment in Misool, Indonesia.
UW Technics releases TTL firmware for Subtronic strobes
UW Technics has announced new firmware that offers support for TTL profiles with Subtronic strobes. The TTL converters equipped with this firmware are available for many housings and is compatible with both current and legacy Subtronic strobes, along with other strobe brands. The TTL circuits offer flash exposure compensation via the cameras’ controls as well as rear curtain sync with Canon cameras.
Tony Wu interview on Lifehacker.com
Paper documents manta mating behavior
A paper has been published in the journal Fish Biology detailing a 14-year study into the mating and courtship behavior of oceanic (Manta birostris) and reef (Mobula alfredi) manta rays. The study used behavioral observations, video and photographic records to catalog 229 courtship events in the Maldives.
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Underwater Tribe Podcast number 11: Dr Mark Erdmann
Wetpixel Moderator, Mike Veitch has released episode 11 of the Underwater Tribe Diving and Adventure Podcast. It features a conservation icon, Mark Erdman, talking about his history, the creation and challenges of marine parks in Indonesia and why he has a positive outlook on the future of our oceans.