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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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Alien Skin releases Exposure X3 Photo

Alien Skin releases Exposure X3

Alien Skin has released their Exposure X3 RAW Photo Editor. New functionality includes keyword support, collection tool, virtual copies, additional color and mono support, enhanced editing linear and radial gradient tool overlays and signature presets.

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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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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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Misool Foundation to host fundraiser in Portland Photo

Misool Foundation to host fundraiser in Portland

The Misool Foundation has announced that they will be holding a fundraiser in conjunction with WildAid in Portland, OR on 2 November 2017. The event is being supported by Patagonia and will be held in the Patagonia store at 1106 West Burnside Street. The $48 admission fee will go towards Foundation, and there is the opportunity to enter a raffle for a stay at the resort.

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Opinions required: Fishing Goliath Grouper in Florida Photo

Opinions required: Fishing Goliath Grouper in Florida

The Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) is holding public consultations to discuss the possibility of allowing a “limited open season” for fishing goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara). These include public meetings in a wide variety of venues throughout the state, along with an online workshop and an online survey. If implemented, the proposed kill will exterminate most of Florida’s breeding population of the groupers, destroying 27 years of conservation management effort.

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Nauticam announces housing for Nikon D850 Photo

Nauticam announces housing for Nikon D850

Nauticam has announced their housing for the Nikon D850 SLR camera. The NA-D850 ships with a manual opto-electrical converter and there is an optional TTL version. The control layout features a redesigned AF mode lever and there is a double thumb lever accessing playback and Fn2 assignable controls.

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Scientists believe amoeba is culprit of thousands of shark deaths in Bay Area Photo

Scientists believe amoeba is culprit of thousands of shark deaths in Bay Area

Since July of this year, scientists estimate 2,000 leopard sharks have died as the result of a parasite eating away at their brain. While leopard sharks seem to be the marine species most affected by the parasite, large numbers of dead bat rays, striped bass, smooth hound sharks, and halibut have been recorded. The parasite is similar to the common amoeba and enters through the shark’s nose to enter the brain where it slowly eats away at it until the shark succumbs to it. The parasite is known by its scientific name as Miamiensis avidus.

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