When your finger presses down on a camera’s shutter button and captures a photograph, that photo is instantly copyrighted with you as the rightful owner. However, there are benefits to formally registering your work with the United States Copyright Office. Today, we are going to take a look at the process involved in registering your visual artwork, along with the benefits of doing so and why you may want to consider it for photos you value. Read more
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It’s not every day you see a series of photos clearly documenting someone with a front end loader pushing industrial waste directly into the ocean without any care of secrecy or stealth. Photographer Stephen Mallon captured this series of pictures over three years to document the unusual methods that New York City uses to dispose of its subway cars, but before you jump to conclusions, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom, because this dumping has a secret purpose! Read more
The massive ocean sunfish — an odd-looking fish with a flat, rigid, tailless body — is not only the world’s largest bony fish, but also one of the most elusive fishes in the world. Read more
More than 30 new species of sea slugs, sea urchins and soft corals have been discovered in the Verde Island Passage, between the provinces of Batangas and Mindoro, Philippines proving the area’s significance as “the center of the center” of marine biodiversity in the world. Read more
It’s now been just over two years since we successfully deployed the world’s first finmount satellite tags on whale sharks in Cendrawasih Bay – and with one of these original tags still transmitting, it seems a perfect time to reflect on what we’ve learned of these magnificent animals since launching the tagging program in collaboration with the Cendrawasih Bay National Park Authority (BBTNTC), the State University of Papua (UNIPA) and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. Read more
A Canadian man has been killed during a rescue operation after he cut an endangered whale free from tangled fishing lines. Joe Howlett succeeded in rescuing the whale, only to be struck by it moments later as it flipped into the water. Read more
St. George’s Caye is a small island in Belize ideally located for easy travel away from crowds and quick access to diving and snorkeling on the barrier reef.
Choosing the right app can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there. So we’ve combed through dozens of the latest travel apps (and a few mobile websites) to determine which tools are the most useful for planning a trip, getting around, finding friends, and saving money along the way. Unless noted, all apps are free and available for Android and iOS. Read more
Yesterday, Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. Donald Trump — not all Americans. In fact, the majority of the U.S. wanted to remain in the accord. Politics aside, while nobody yet knows the true impact of this potentially fateful decision, scientists have already modeled a variety of detrimental repercussions from preventing a global temperature increase of 2 degrees. In some areas of the world, the effects of climate change are real and evident. Consider our ocean reef systems. Read more
ROATAN, July 5, 2017 – Event founders Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet of N2Pix and Jesus Alberto Reyes, COO and Commercial Director of Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort, are excited to announce the winners of the of the 2017 edition of the Turquoise Bay International Underwater Film Festival. Read more