In a new study scientists admit there is a lot to learn about mantis shrimp vision systems
In a newly published study on mantis shrimp, scientists admit “We’re nowhere close” to solving the mystery of their vision systems. In a study published yesterday in The Royal Society, scientists tried to get to the bottom of mantis shrimp vision systems once again by investigating gaze stabilization. Biologist Ilse Daly, with the University of Bristol in Britain, was the lead scientist on the study of peacock mantis shrimps. During the research Daly found the orientation of their eyeballs “doesn’t seem to have any bearing on their perception of space”.
Issue 102 of UwP Magazine is available
Issue 102 of Underwater Photography Magazine is now available to download. As always, its is packed full of fascinating information and news. Feature articles include Floridian alligators by Hannes Klostermann and a review of the effects of hurricane Irma by Jean Michel Machefert. Reviewed products include the Acquapazza Sony A7 housing, RGBlue Screen Magnifier and 3D printing.
Great White Shark tagged off South Carolina last year shows up in Gulf of Mexico
Hilton, the 12-foot 1,326 pound great white shark that was tagged by Ocearch off Hilton Head, South Carolina in March of last year, just showed up in the Gulf of Mexico. However, the resulting path of the “Twitter famous” shark showed him traveling across the Florida panhandle to reach said location. Followers on social media had a lot to say about the tracking, which has made the shark even more infamous. Scientists believe the relatively small male shark may have moved to the Gulf of Mexico to take advantage of the warmer water and abundant deepwater fish.
Issue 8 of HEINZ magazine is available to view
Australian Government announces funding for Great Barrier Reef
SAGA offers new color choices for their macro lenses
Ikelite announces housing for Sony Alpha series cameras
Ikelite are shipping their 200DL housing for the Sony Alpha A7 III, A7R III and A9 mirrorless cameras. Featuring the company’s new Dry Lock port system, the housing is constructed of signature white ABS-PC and is fitted with a vacuum port as standard. TTL strobe triggering with Ikelite DS strobes is available with the addition of an optional TTL circuit and manual electrical triggering is available with other brands of strobe.
Winning WPOTY image disqualified
The image that won the Animals in their Environment category of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPOTY) has been disqualified. The image, taken by Marcio Cabral in Brazil’s Emas National Park, won the Animals in their Environment category of the contest in 2017. It purports to show an anteater moving towards a termite mound but seems to have been staged using a taxidermically stuffed animal.
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