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A diver’s POV of diving the GOM Dead Zone Photo

A diver’s POV of diving the GOM Dead Zone

There is a Dead Zone that has been occurring along the Texas and Louisiana coastline’s during the summer months since researchers started measuring it in 1985. This August, assistant professor Cameron Thrash carried a GoPro while he dove the dead zone 60 feet below the surface approximately 30 miles south of Cocodrie. A dead zone is where bacteria has depleted the water of oxygen and life fails to thrive.

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Woman rescues shark trapped in rock pool with bare hands Photo

Woman rescues shark trapped in rock pool with bare hands

Melissa Hatheier, an Australian woman who frequently swims the rock pools next to the ocean in Cronulla, Australia, rescued a 3-foot long shark that had found itself trapped in the pool. Hatheier spotted the shark and then called her daughter to come see it for herself. Once her daughter arrived, and started filming with her phone, Hatheier corralled the shark, scooped it up and threw it back into its ocean home. They are not sure whether the shark was a Port Jackson or a Wobbegong shark. They are also surprised by all the attention. Prior to the impromptu rescue they called the emergency number for expert help.

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Cayman’s Kittiwake toppled onto port side after tropical storm Nate Photo

Cayman’s Kittiwake toppled onto port side after tropical storm Nate

The USS Kittiwake, one of Cayman’s most popular dive sites, has been toppled onto its port side following the onslaught of tropical storm Nate. Eyewitnesses that dove the site on sunday report that the decommissioned ship is resting along the reef and appears to have impacted the dive site known as San Chute more than once. The artificial reef was sunk in 2011 at a depth of 64-feet, but now appears to be sitting 20-feet deeper.

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Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 2 Photo

Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 2

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon also presents a review of the Loupedeck photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom. He has used it to process a large number of images taken during the Wetpixel Whale Sharks trip as well as for processing images from two other large shoots. He found that the device made image editing more visual, which helped the creative process.

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Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 1 Photo

Wetpixel review: Loupedeck Photo Editing Console for Lightroom Part 1

Underwater photographer and educator, Alex Tyrrell presents part 1 of a review of the Loupedeck photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom. He has used the device extensively to process and edit large numbers of images. Typically, he found that it accelerates and enhances his editing workflows. Please click here for part 2 of the review.

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National Geographic’s Ocean Odyssey opens in Times Square Photo

National Geographic’s Ocean Odyssey opens in Times Square

National Geographic’s virtual reality aquarium, Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, has opened in Times Square New York City. Each and every sea creature has been animated by the Game of Thrones animation team. Additionally, Grammy-winning composer David Kahne composed some original music for the “aquarium”. Tickets are just under $40 and 27 percent of ticket sale go to National Geographic Society’s mission of conservation.

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