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  • AB 634 Passes Assembly; Artificial Reefs Closer to Reality in California

    The California State Assembly has approved the passage of AB 634, helping to lay the groundwork for artificial reefing on the state’s coastline. The bill passed without a single negative vote, announced California Ships to Reefs, sponsor of the bill. It is now in the State Senate, where it will be assigned to a committee for hearing. AB 634 protects …Read More »

  • Improve Your Photography: Colored Strobe Light Reveals Hidden Color

    Improve Your Photography: Colored Strobe Light Reveals Hidden Color

    Photography is all about seeing light — effectively using the subtle combination of color and shadow to bring out personality and evoking emotion. While most lighting technique is obvious once you think about it, there is another side to light that is both beautiful and non-intuitive. When white light from the sun or strobe strikes a subject, the light is …Read More »

  • Dive Boat Review: Peace

    Dive Boat Review: Peace

    I have dived the Peace a great deal over the past couple of decades and have gained a lot of fun memories. To this day she remains one of my favorite boats. she is a comfortable boat that is easy to dive, the crew has always been fantastic, And then there is the great HOT TUB! Most of the world’s …Read More »

  • Three Useful Accessories for Point and Shoot Underwater Photograph

    Three Useful Accessories for Point and Shoot Underwater Photograph

    Have you taken the jump into underwater photography with a compact point-and-shoot camera and underwater housing? Or perhaps you are considering this as an inexpensive option for getting into underwater imaging. It is a good choice. With a point and shoot camera you can become familiar with basics of composition, exposure, approaching marine life, etc. But you will find as …Read More »

  • Wyland and Waterman Signed on for SCUBA Show 2010

    The SCUBA Show, America’s Largest Consumer Dive Expo, will take place May 15-16 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. The show features 76,000 square feet of exhibits, a continuous underwater film festival, seminars and more. Highlighting the exhibit hall will be a personal appearance by world famous artist Wyland. On Saturday he will be interacting with …Read More »

  • Support DFG Wardens with Stamp

    The 2010 California DFG Warden Stamp can now be purchased for $5 at DFG regional and license offices, or by mailing in an order form. All proceeds will be deposited into a special account and used to provide important tools for California’s 385 DFG wardens, including communications and surveillance devices, protective equipment, training, and the K-9 program. Wardens work hard …Read More »

  • Angel Editorial Responses

    Cdn: As a dive store employee, avid photographer and former hunter, your recent article “One Less Angel. Who Cares?” struck me as I have experienced a similar event with a cabezon.  Although not as majestic as an angel shark, I had the pleasure of spending some time photographing a very cooperative subject only to see it dead on the boat …Read More »

  • New Spiny Lobster Regulations

    Effective March 1, 2010 California Fish and Game regulations require that spiny lobster fishers keep lobsters intact in whole, measurable condition until being prepared for immediate consumption. Just as a reminder, lobster season ends March 17, 2010.Read More »

  • Volunteer Docents Needed for Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    Applications are now being accepted for volunteer spring docents at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Volunteers will be trained as docents providing school children with information about the ocean and conducting related activities on Cabrillo Beach and adjacent grass areas. Qualifications include a desire to learn about marine animals and the ocean environment and an interest in children. Docents are asked …Read More »

  • Yao Ming Releases Message Against Shark Fin Soup

    NBA star Yao Ming has released a new public service announcement and billboard campaign in China with international conservation group WildAid and Shark Savers. The message shows Yao in a restaurant with a giant aquarium being offered shark fin soup. Yao looks into the aquarium and sees real footage of a live tawny nurse shark dumped on an Indonesian reef …Read More »

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