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10 AMAZING BUT ENDANGERED SHARK SPECIES: HOW MANY DO YOU KNOW?

Date: 2014-04-01 07:24
Author: Patrik Karlsson

There are Around 440 Known Species of Sharks!

Endangered sharks


There are many iconic species of sharks - the Great White in the film Jaws was burned into popular cutlure, for better and for worse - but they are still a very small subsection of the over 400 shark species that have been discovered by humans so far. Unfortunately, being overlooked by popular culture doesn't give these lesser known species any protection, and many of them are endangered. It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed by people every year, due to commercial and recreational fishing. Meanwhile, the "average number of fatalities worldwide per year between 2001 and 2006 from unprovoked shark attacks is 4.3". Kind of a skewed ratio, no?

 I want to give you an overview of endangered shark species, some of which most people have never heard about, yet their role as top sea predators is just as important as any of the more photogenic species. Obviously we can't cover all endangered sharks in one post, there are simply too many, but we'll try to show how much variety there is among sharks.

Note that some species are so rare now that it's hard to find photos of them.

More information and pictures [here]


FOR TRAVELLING DIVERS IN MIND IKELITE 100D

Date: 2014-03-31 07:16
Author: Patrik Karlsson

Ikelite 100D this housing was built to be the ultimate in compact, streamlined travel.  

Ikelite Canon 100D

We call it one of the best packages for underwater use Ikelite ever offered. Enjoy the responsiveness, razor-sharp image quality, and creative control of a DSLR in a truly miniaturized package essential for streamlined air travel. The EOS Rebel SL1 100D camera captures vibrant 18.0 megapixel stills and colorful, full HD video over an impressive 100-12800 ISO range. The Canon EF-S 18-55mm STM lens is the perfect companion for shooting both wide angle and close-up on a single dive. Let your imagination run wild—there's no limit to what you can do with this system.

This housing was built to be the ultimate in compact, streamlined travel. Therefore this housing is not compatible with Fixed Lens Ports or Modular Lens Ports from our standard DSLR Lens Port System.

More information [here]


MAGNUS LUNDGREN ASSIGNED ARNE SCHMITZ CONSERVATION PRICE.

Date: 2014-03-26 07:03
Author: Patrik Karlsson

Magnus Lundgren

On March 18, 2014 Magnus Lundgren was awarded the Arne Schmitz Conservation price. Arne Schmitz was one of the founders of the Nature Photographers / N. 

The motivation was as follows: Prize winner is an outstanding multi award-winning photographer with The oceans as its field. The price he receives for that with his images and texts enhances understanding and interest in the ocean and its organisms - small and large - and therefore, Arne Schmitz spirit promotes conservation of marine biological diversity and sustainable marine environments.

Read more about Magnus Here


EXPOSURE EXPEDITIONS MACRO WORKSHOP HELD BY MAGNUS LUNDGREN IN LEGENDARY LEMBEH STRAIT.

Date: 2014-03-25 22:04
Author: Patrik Karlsson

Magnus Lundgren Macro picture in Lembeh Strait

Exposure Expeditions continued the “Best of Indonesia” expedition with a macro workshop by Magnus Lundgren in legendary Lembeh Strait which by many is dubbed the holy grail of muck diving. This is the craddle of weird and wonderful creatures we had great success finding the finest selection of strange, hairy, fluffy or weedy creatures. Many of critters are living in strange relations like a gobies joint venture with a shrimp, a sea urchin or a jellyfish carried on the back of a crab as a defence or an anemones, a nudibranchs or a sea cucumbers being a habitat for a partner shrimp or a crab. It was a stunning macro world for us all to discover with Divers Lodge Lembeh.

In a few months time you will be able to enjoy the coffee table book we will start making from the images taken by the participants during this Exposure Expedition called “The best of Indonesia”


SEA&SEA UW HOUSING FOR THE WORLD'S SMALLEST AN LIGHTEST CAMERA, CANON EOS REBEL SL1/100D

Date: 2014-03-21 06:40
Author: Patrik Karlsson

Sea&Sea RDX-100D

SEA&SEA RDX housing for Canon's entry level DSLR camera Canon 100D.

Compatible with new Optical YS converter/C1 for RDX housing (#50137) which converts the camera’s TTL signal to a light signal. Both TTL and manual strobe photography is possible using a Fiber-Optic Cable II.

Ports including NX ports can be mounted with the RDX Port Base L or the RDX Port Base S in order to accommodate many kinds of lenses.

Focus/Zoom control has been fully redesigned. The gear mechanism is now similar to MDX series housings. Perfect gear mesh enables accurate and quick zooming and focusing.

More information
Exposure Underwater's own site [here]

 

 


SUCCESFUL EXPOSURE EXPEDITION WORKSHOP TO RAJA AMPAT & LEMBEH STRAITS.

Date: 2014-03-20 07:00
Author: Patrik Karlsson

Exposure Expedtions Raja Ampat ParticipantsExposure Expedtions Raja Ampat

March 2014 - Exposure Expeditions Photo workshop with Magnus Lundgren in Raja Empat in cooperation with PH Travel and Kri Eco Resort.

The participants had an amazing experience diving among the coral reefs ranked as number in terms of underwater biodiversity. This remote group of island’s reefs are more resistant to threats like coral bleaching and coral disease due to their completeness and complexity.
More pictures and information about this workshop soon to come!

Magnus Lundgren


BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT SAVED FOREVER.

Date: 2014-03-13 09:00
Author: Patrik Karlsson

March 2014:

On Palawan Island in the Philippines, an 80,000-acre biodiversity hotspot which is home to endemic species such as the Palawan bearcat, Palawan pangolin, and key populations of the Palawan horned frog, Philippine flat-headed frog, and Philippine cockatoo, is becoming a reserve. 

Rainforest Philipines

“Rainforests, including those in Palawan, are the richest places on earth, holding the majority of the planet’s biodiversity, yet 100 acres of rainforests around the world are cleared every minute,” said Dr. Paul Salaman, chief executive officer of Rainforest Trust. “Our new project in the Philippines is an extraordinary opportunity to save a vast area of unprotected rainforest near an important UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Center for Sustainability, our local partner, has been laying the groundwork for this project for five years. The support of the city government of Puerto Princesa, recognized for its excellent conservation track record, has been critical. As a result, the new reserve is going to safeguard many rare endemic species.”

Rainforest Trust has already raised over $160,000 and requires an additional $40,000 to fund the development and protection of the reserve. This includes creating a management plan, increasing the number of wardens to enhance law enforcement, and providing sustainable livelihoods for the local Batak tribe.


FISHEYE FIX NEO 800DX

Date: 2014-03-12 06:00
Author: Patrik Karlsson
Though it's small, it's powerful. 6 Ultra-High intensity white LEDs delivers up to 800 lumens brightness in spite of palm size.
Fisheye FIX NEO 800DX
FISHEYE FIX NEO 800DX
 
The consecutive lighting of approximately 60 minutes is possible by large-capacity Li-ion battery.
No more worries about dripping water. Light module and battery module are waterproofing specifications. This function minimizes a risk to be flooded.
The battery can charge by two ways either direct or battery alone.
The lights is simple to operate only a pushbuttons can control 4-phase (25,50,75,100%) brightness control. And dimmer can 100-phase brightness fine adjustment
Remote control by the optical fiber connection is possible. The controller is accessible multiple lights and can operate the switch ON/OFF and the light output adjustment.
 

Accessories: A whole range of accessories can be found like colour filters, remote control, adapters etc...

More information about the product [here]


MDX-70D UW HOUSING FOR THE CANON 70D COMPATIBLE WITH OPTICAL YS CONVERTER.

Date: 2014-03-11 07:00
Author: Patrik Karlsson
SEA&SEA MDX 70D 
Every detail of the housing is precision machined. The housing is protected by a highly corrosion resistant coating. All edges have been polished carefully for a perfect finish.
MDX-70DMDX-70D rear

Compatible with the "NEW"Optical YS Converter.

Equipped with two fiber-optic cable sockets. With the camera's built-in flash raised and fiber-optic cables fitted, external strobes can be triggered as "slave units" by the built-in flash.

The housing is protected by a highly corrosion resistant coating.

Controls all the Canon EOS 70D essential functions underwater. (Depth-of-field preview button and LCD panel illumination button are not operable from the housing).

The camera's built-in flash can be activated and deactivated from the housing. (When the accessory light-shielding plate is fixed, this function cannot be used).

Equipped with Accessory Port which can be used for HDMI output.
The shutter release lever tension can be adjusted in 2 steps with a spring.

Equipped with two sacrificial zinc diodes (one on the front case and the other on the rear) to avoid electrolysis damage.

Sacrificial Zinc Diodes (2 pieces) (#62148)

The grips have been designed with the travelling diver in mind. They are mounted with threadless fixing to facilitate easy removal, transportation and mounting. The new design also alleviates corrosion build up around the fittings. All fixing are available as spare parts.

Fitted with a tripod socket on the center underside of the housing.

Equipped with the Optical Viewfinder 0.5x as standard. Other (optional) interchangeable viewfinders can be used.

The quick shoe makes the camera easy to install and remove from the housing.

Built-in leak sensor immediately alerts you to water ingress.

Depth rating of 100m / 330ft makes the housing ideal for tech diving.

More information
SEA&SEA'S own site [here]

NAUTICAM UW HOUSING FOR THE BEST MIRRORLESS CAMERA TO DATE, THE OLYMPUS OMD-EM1.

Date: 2014-03-08 07:30
Author: Patrik Karlsson

Nauticam announces the release of the NA-EM1, the latest in its acclaimed line of precision crafted underwater camera housings.

Nauticam OMD-EM1Nauticam OMD-EM1 rear

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the most capable micro four-thirds (m4/3) camera available and aims squarely at the pro and high end enthusiast. With a slew of customizable controls and extensive menu options, the proud owner of the E-M1 can personalize this camera like perhaps no other. The NA-EM1 takes advantage of the E-M1’s extensive control set and huge lens selection and brings them into the underwater realm in the most innovative, best engineered, and most ergonomic camera housing available.

Nauticam is simply not content to rest on previous successes like the renowned NA-EM5. Given the large number of densely packed controls on the camera, the E-M1 housing presented a challenge in itself. The designers and engineers at Nauticam sought to not only meet this challenge, but take the human-machine interface a step further and keep the focus not on making it easier to make the housing, but to make the housing easier to use. An example is the new integrated handle system; with the pro shooter in mind, this housing is designed for use with the hand on the handle in a manner reminiscent of Nauticam SLR housings. The result is a housing that is easier to hold and is more stable, and is easier to shoot.

Integrated Electronic Vacuum Check and Leak Detection System.
Port locking system.
Brackets.
Vacuum System.
Fiber optic bulkheads.
Fingertip Controls
Rubberized Zoom/Focus Knob.
 

More information about the product [here]

 

 

 


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