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Sneak Preview: Inon Z330 strobe Photo

Sneak Preview: Inon Z330 strobe

Images and specifications of Inon’s new strobe are now leaking out. The Z330 has a guide number of 33, a beam angle of 110° without a diffuser and utilizes the familiar body and battery case design of its predecessor, along with controls that are the same albeit with improved labeling and access. There is also a range of new diffusers and light modifiers for the strobe too.

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New Access Restrictions for Three Sisters Springs Photo

New Access Restrictions for Three Sisters Springs

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced new restriction on access to the Three Sisters Springs. Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) visit the springs during cold weather periods. New studies have shown that when Gulf water temperatures at Shell Island dropped to below 17°C, this increased manatee numbers in the Spring. Hence the FWS will close the Spring to visitors when water temperatures at Shell Island drop below 17°C and only reopen when it rises above that temperature for 24 hours or longer.

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Anilao Shootout commences on 28 November Photo

Anilao Shootout commences on 28 November

The Philippines Department of Tourism has announced that the 2017 Anilao Underwater Shootout is due to begin on 28 November. It is open to entries from registered participants from that date through to 1 December. Images must have been taken in Anilao region, Philippines during the contest period. The host resort is the Acacia Resort and Dive Center, with other resorts in the area offering accommodation and diving packages too.

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Bali’s Mount Agung erupts Photo

Bali’s Mount Agung erupts

It was reported 3 hours ago that, after months of increase seismic activity, Bali’s Mount Agung has erupted. Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency said the eruption remained small so far but the volcano was emitting a thick grey ash cloud blowing to the East and South-East. Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport remains open and alert levels have not been changed.

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Mexico expands Revillagigedos Marine Park Photo

Mexico expands Revillagigedos Marine Park

Mexico has announced a significant expansion to the Revillagigedos Marine Park. This will cover 57,000 square miles (147,630 square Kilometers) around Socorro, Roca Partida, San Benedicto and Clarion islands. Previously, the area, named as a World Heritage Site in 2016, only had a small protected area that extended 6 miles (9.7 Km) off the coast of each island. (Image from Shutterstock)

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TRT ships the o-TURTLE 45 TTL trigger for Olympus PT housings Photo

TRT ships the o-TURTLE 45 TTL trigger for Olympus PT housings

TRT-Electronics has designed a new version of their TTL trigger for Olympus MILC cameras when housed in Olympus PT series housings. These have an angled space designed to accommodate Olympus strobes, which the new o-TURTLE mimics. The o-TURTLE 45’s performance is identical to that of the original o-TURTLE, bar that it has a smaller battery.

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Update on Fiji Siren Photo

Update on Fiji Siren

Yesterday, Worldwide Dive and Sail (WWDS) announced that the Fiji Siren had been lost at sea during its current charter. As the organization has begun investigations into the incident, a statement was released today with more details about the circumstance. Again, Wetpixel is relieved to report that all crew and passengers are safe and unharmed.

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