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Top 10 Dive Travel Tips for Underwater Photographers|

Top 10 Dive Travel Tips for Underwater Photographers| | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Expert diver and underwater photographer Carin Kiphart shares her top 10 favorite tips for dive travel.
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Underwater Photographers - going on a dive trip soon?  Check out these great travel trips!

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4 Underwater Documentaries That Make You Want To Go Diving

4 Underwater Documentaries That Make You Want To Go Diving | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Almost all avid Scuba Divers love a good underwater documentary that takes us to the place that we long to be especially when we are not diving. Scuba Dive
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Can't get in the water this weekend?  Check out these 4 underwater documentary series instead :D  

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Word is… you’re more likely to get bitten by a footballer than a shark! — Indigo Scuba

Word is… you’re more likely to get bitten by a footballer than a shark! — Indigo Scuba | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Following the biting incident during the match between Liverpool and Chelsea, it seems you’re more likely to be bitten by a footballer than a shark!
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Orcas - Killer Whales - in False Bay 18 April 2013 | The Scenic South

Orcas - Killer Whales - in False Bay 18 April 2013 | The Scenic South | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Magnificent photos of killer whales- orcas - in False Bay submitted by Dave Hurwitz of the Boat Comany in Simon's Town
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Check out these beautiful photos from Dave Hurwitz of the Orcas he spotted in False Bay last week!

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Bizarre Sea Creatures: Grimpoteuthis

Bizarre Sea Creatures: Grimpoteuthis | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Flying elephants don't seem nearly as strange when compared to the Grimpoteuthis!
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Ever seen a flying elephant underwater?  Here's the closest you're going to get....

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Ambient Light Wide-angle underwater Photography

Ambient Light Wide-angle underwater Photography | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Article and tutorial on ambient light underwater photography, by Todd Winner - the first in a series on wide angle underwater photography.
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I shot with ambient light for almost a year before using my first (tiny) strobe.  This taught me a lot about the balance between ISO, Apertures and shutter speed.   Read this great article on ambient light wide angle shooting:D

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Chinese Fishing Crew Faces Poaching Charges

Chinese Fishing Crew Faces Poaching Charges | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
The 12 men were found with thousands of endangered anteaters on a reef in the Philippines.
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The Chinese fishing boat we reported on recently, that was wrecked on the reefs in the Philippines was found to have thousands of endangered pangolin on board!

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‘Curtain’ shark nets go up and down daily

‘Curtain’ shark nets go up and down daily | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
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Norway Defies International Trade Ban, Exports Tons of Whale Products to Japan | Animal Welfare Institute

Norway Defies International Trade Ban, Exports Tons of Whale Products to Japan | Animal Welfare Institute | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is calling on the United States to take Norway to task over an unexpected export of more than four metric tons of whale products to Japan.
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Norway exports over 4 metric tons of whale products to Japan.

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15 important shark conservation and management terms explained with memes

15 important shark conservation and management terms explained with memes | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
If interested citizens want to get involved in conservation and management policy, it's absolutely vital to use proper terminology. The policy world can be full of confusing jargon, but there are f...
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Want a better understanding of shark conservation and management terms?  Check this out!

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Underwater Strobe Positions

Underwater Strobe Positions | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Strobe positions used in underwater photography, for macro and wide-angle. Includes underwater strobe diagrams and strobe position photographs.
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Sick of backscatter in your photos?  Check out these handy strobe positioning tips....

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Live bomb found inside squid

A fishmonger gutting a squid at his market stall in southern China was left shellshocked when he discovered a live bomb inside.
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Not something I'd like to find after a visit to the fishmarket!

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Whale entangled in fishing gear freed

Whale entangled in fishing gear freed | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
By Andrea ThompsonLiveScience Specially trained rescuers recently freed a humpback whale swimming off the island of Maui from a tangle of rope, a potentially life-threatening situation for the animal.
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The whale that "managed" to get away!

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What your hands look like after 10 days underwater

What your hands look like after 10 days underwater | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
In 2002, scuba diver Tim Yarrow set a record for the longest time spent underwater after spending 10 days submerged in a tank in Johannesburg shopping center. When he finally emerged, his hands were spectacularly wrinkled.
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Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales |

Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales | | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
If killer whales lived on land, we’d be in trouble. Highly intelligent and social, the black-and-white marine mammals hunt in packs, launching coordinated attacks on other whales and sharks, and even wave-wash seals off Antarctic ice floats.
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Fantastic images of orcas hunting sperm whales - nature photography at its very best!

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Lessons for Life: Save your eardrum

How understanding the process of clearing your ears can help you save an eardrum.
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Pay special attention to your ears before, during and after diving...  pushing things can cause perforated eardrums pretty quickly!

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100 dolphins wash up on Italian coast after being hit by killer strain of measles

100 dolphins wash up on Italian coast after being hit by killer strain of measles | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
A total of 101 dolphin carcasses have been counted on the west coast of Italy since the beginning of the year. The bodies have appeared from Tuscany to Sicily.
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So sad :(

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The Orcas have arrived in in False Bay — Indigo Scuba

The Orcas have arrived in in False Bay — Indigo Scuba | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Orca sightings in False Bay are rare and many people are unaware of the existence of orcas here, although in recent years sightings have increased.
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Tourist ‘scratched’ by shark - Western Cape

Tourist ‘scratched’ by shark - Western Cape | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
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There really is nothing to worry about... 

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NOAA expanding dolphin-safe tuna certification requirements

NOAA expanding dolphin-safe tuna certification requirements | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
When the World Trade Organization found last year that U.S.
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Now, it’s Chinese boat stuck in Tubbataha

Now, it’s Chinese boat stuck in Tubbataha | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
As salvage operations on the grounded US minesweeper in Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea came to a close, a Chinese fishing vessel was reported to have struck the north reef close to midnight Monday.
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Byron Bay entrepreneur lives the life of an everyday mermaid

Byron Bay entrepreneur lives the life of an everyday mermaid | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
THE CREATOR of a handmade mermaid tail and the MerFin, has seen her invention snapped up by surf world champion Joel Parkinson and musician Jack Johnson.
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Now YOU too can become a mermaid with a pair of merfins!  What a lovely idea :D

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WWF says Chinese 'river pig' close to extinction

WWF says Chinese 'river pig' close to extinction | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
China's wild finless porpoises are heading toward extinction, a conservation group said Thursday, with the dolphin-like animals now rarer than the giant panda.
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Yet another beautiful creature close to extinction.  Such a shame!

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Why You Should Shoot In RAW

Why You Should Shoot In RAW | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
The three primary reasons you should be shooting in RAW if that option is available to you.
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I shoot in RAW - do you?  If not, read here why you should...

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Scientists Confirm First-Ever Two-Headed Bull Shark

Scientists Confirm First-Ever Two-Headed Bull Shark | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Scientists have confirmed the discovery of the first-ever, two-headed bull shark
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