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Lone narwhal adopted by beluga pod in St. Lawrence River Photo

Lone narwhal adopted by beluga pod in St. Lawrence River

A wayward narwhal, that has been spotted for the last three years in the St. Lawrence River, has been hanging out with some friendly beluga whales. A video shot in July shows the narwhal swimming among a pod of juvenile male beluga whales. The video was shot by the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), a not for organization that focuses on whale research, conservation, and education.

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Sea&Sea releases housing for Sony a7 Mark III Photo

Sea&Sea releases housing for Sony a7 Mark III

Sea&Sea are shipping their housing for the Sony a7 Mark III mirrorless camera. It is compatible with all Sea&Sea’s DX port series, optical viewfinders and S1 Optical Converter and features a Buoyancy Pocket that can accommodate an additional power pack to power the camera and helps to make the relatively small housing only 700 grams negative in the water.

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Atomos to ship Ninja V soon Photo

Atomos to ship Ninja V soon

Atomos will be shipping their Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder by the end of September. Designed to work with the new crop of mirrorless cameras, it offers a 5 inch, 1000 nit monitor and 10 plus stops of dynamic range. Recording is to Atomos AtomX SSDmini drives, as well as existing MasterCaddy 2 compatible media.

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Blackmagic Design releases RAW codec Photo

Blackmagic Design releases RAW codec

Blackmagic Design has released a public beta of their new RAW codec. Incorporated into the URSA Mini Pro camera beta update, part of the de-mosaic process will be handled in camera. This, Blackmagic states offers: “The quality, bit depth, dynamic range and controls as RAW, but with much better performance and smaller file sizes than most popular video codecs.”

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Paper calls for ban on shark fin consumption and trade Photo

Paper calls for ban on shark fin consumption and trade

A paper authored by researchers at the the University of Hong Kong and published in the journal Marine Policy has found that only 12% of shark fisheries can be considered sustainable. This means that 25,000 tons of shark fin on the market is obtained from unsustainable sources.

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Video: Scott Portelli discusses shooting Humpback heat run Photo

Video: Scott Portelli discusses shooting Humpback heat run

Australian underwater photographer Scott Portelli discusses shooting a humpback whale heat run in Tonga earlier this year. He was in the water with 15 adult humpback whales as they came barreling toward him and still managed to get the shot. The video includes underwater and aerial footage of the heat run as well as Portelli discussing what it takes to get the shot in a humpback whale heat run.

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Canon announces XF705 4K camcorder Photo

Canon announces XF705 4K camcorder

Canon has announced a 4K camcorder capable of shooting 60p/4:2:2/10-bit/HDR video to on-board SD cards. The XF705 has a (35mm equivalent) 25.5 mm–382.5 mm lens, a 1.0-inch CMOS sensor and a Dual DIGIC DV 6 processor. Autofocus is via Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

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