People are opting for their remains to be used in building artificial reefs
People are opting for their final wish to be their remains are included in an artificial reef. The Neptune Memorial Reef is an artificial reef located 3.25 miles off Key Biscayne in the Florida Keys. The 16-acre memorial reef is situated in 45-fee of water and features the remains of people wishing a more environmentally friendly and ocean centric burial.
Live Reports: Wetpixel/Mustard Macro Workshop 2018
Wetpixel is hosting two macro workshops at Lembeh Resort, Indonesia during October. They are being run by well-known underwater photographer Alex Mustard and Wetpixel Editor, Adam Hanlon. There is a full program of lectures, dives and image review sessions, which will be keeping staff and participants busy! We will be posting “live reports” from the workshops here on Wetpixel, so please check back regularly to see what we have been up to!
Adobe releases Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2019
Episode 9 of Timor Leste From Below has been released
Episode 9 of the web series Timor-Leste From Below has been released. This week’s episode features saltwater crocodiles and an expedition to Oé-Cusse. “Crocodile Caller… an expedition to Oé-Cusse in Timor-Leste. An integral part of Timorese folklore, saltwater crocodiles inhabit the island of Timor-Leste in their thousands. Some indigenous elders on the island still revere and communicate with these aquatic beasts, they are known as the croc callers.”
Maarten de Brauwer: Time to stop mucking around?
Scientist and researcher Maarten de Brauwer is studying the impact that divers and photographers have on the marine environment. His most recent paper Time to stop mucking around? Impacts of underwater photography on cryptobenthic fauna found in soft sediment habitats was published in the Journal of Environmental Management earlier this year. In this article, he kindly provides a synopsis of his research and some guidelines about ways in which underwater image makers can help avoid inadvertent environmental damage.
Donations being accepted for victims of Palu Earthquake and Tsunami
The Lembeh Foundation is accepting donations for the victims of the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi. An aircraft from the Indonesian airforce will deliver everything that we can collect to Palu on Saturday 06 October. The funds will be collected with a credit-card form and will go directly Lembeh Foundations non-profit account. This means that no taxes or fees will be deducted, 100% of your donation will go to the families in need. Lembeh Foundation will purchase much needed materials and send them. Please contact email@example.com for more details on how to donate
Girls that Scuba announces female only underwater photo competition
Girls That Scuba has announced their first female-only underwater photography competition. The competition is accepting entries from September 13th to October 13th 2018. There are four categories for the competition: Beginner, Macro, Wide Angle, and Videography. One prize per category will be awarded, including a Red Sea live aboard trip with Emperor Divers.
Results: 2018 SoCal Shootout
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