Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution appoints new Chief Scientist for National Deep Submergence Facility
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Woods Hole, MA (June 21, 2021) -- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a world leader in ocean exploration, discovery and education, has named a new Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence (CSDS) for its National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF). The CSDS role places Michel at the forefront of deep submergence for the academic research community, working as a liaison to connect scientists with the WHOI teams that operate the NDSF underwater vehicles. The CSDS also plays a key role in shaping the future of deep submergence through the NDSF. About Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionThe Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a private, non-profit organization on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, dedicated to marine research, engineering, and higher education. We play a leading role in ocean observation and operate the most extensive suite of data-gathering platforms in the world.

5 Epic Day Trips from Reykjavik Iceland You Can’t Miss
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Iceland is full of beautiful landscapes. With its popularity continuing to grow and airlines making it easy for a quick stopover, we’ve decided to share some of the best day trips from Reykjavik and our favorite stops.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Wants Everyone to “Keep it Weird”
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Campaign raises awareness of the ocean twilight zone by celebrating the “weird” in all of usLink to hi-res images, b-roll and captions, credits is here:Woods Hole, Mass. (May 27, 2021) — Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) wants to keep the ocean twilight zone weird. We see the weird creatures of ocean twilight as perfect examples of what makes weird, wonderful in all of us, as well.\" One twilight zone denizen, the bristle mouth fish, is thought to be the most numerous vertebrate on Earth, with hundreds of trillions swimming in the twilight zone. Everyone benefits when we work together to keep the ocean twilight zone, and ourselves, weird.”About Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionThe Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a private, non-profit organization on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, dedicated to marine research, engineering, and higher education.

How historic hurricanes can help predict storm intensity
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Flooding from strong storms can sweep coarse sand and shells into new areas, creating distinctive layers in otherwise muddy soil. But this work has primarily focused on the frequency of past hurricanes, not their strength or how they reshaped the landscape. Their work could help inform infrastructure planning and emergency management decisions in southern New England and other places that are likely to face hurricane flooding in the future. “When a hurricane strikes a coastline, it produces waves and storm surge, which often induce flooding,” Sanborn says. This information, as well as the well-documented wind speeds, storm tracks, and water levels associated with recent hurricanes, will be used to calibrate newly developed computer models.

Maine's having a lobster boom. A bust may be coming.
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The warming waters are drawing tiny crustaceans called copepods, the whales’ staple food, into the very areas where lobster fishermen are now working. It’s like, sure, go lobster fishing, but Maine’s done itself a disservice—we have all our eggs in one basket, and that’s the lobster industry.” (Other industries, such as tourism, earn the state more than lobstering.) Aside from any future lobster fishing restrictions to protect the right whales, what might happen if the gulf’s waters keep warming up? I didn’t want to do anything that had anything to do with the water after that for a long, long time, even recreationally. The modeling suggests the lobster boom in the Gulf of Maine won’t last.

Beautiful Light Near Camp Verde, Arizona, USA
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My favorite time to take pictures of trees, though, is during the late fall and winter when the leaves have fallen. When it does, the tree lights up and pops out of the surrounding stand of trees and low lying bushes. As the sun sank lower on the western horizon, I kept adjusting the shutter speed to compensate for the fading light. I watched the light gradually shift with parts of the stand of trees receding into shadow. The light crept across the frame slowly until it finally illuminated this tree in a golden light.

Faial Sunset, Azores, Portugal
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryWhen visiting the Azores a few years past, a group of islands off the coast of Portugal, turned out to be one of my favorite trips. Driving to the stop of the rim looked promising as we proceeded to the top the cloud cover was breaking up. Looking out over the 7 mile wide soil filled caldera that was covered in rich green farmland divided out with miles of stonewalls. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your Personal Portfolio Page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 300,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download premium eBooks worth £19.45.

San Elijo Beach Sunset, Encinitas, California, USA
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryThis location is a beautiful beach in Southern California, San Elijo Beach in Encinitas California. My first compositional idea was a normal exposure showing the emptiness or solitude of a deserted beach at last light. A 3 stop graduated ND filter is my most used filter but would not be the best option for this scene. To achieve this effect, I used my 120MM rectangular Lee 10 stop ND filter in a Cokin Z holder. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers.

Peak District Sunset, Derbyshire, England
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryThis was taken many years ago using the much missed Kodakchrome 25 asa transparency film, my 'go-to' film for years, as I waited for yet another sunset looking west over the (Derbyshire) 'Dark Peak' from Beeley Moor. The moor, one of the so called eastern Moors is on a high plateau that faces west over a wide valley bottom. Though at least my hands were steadier at such a low iso, using the ever trusty 135mm lens to isolate the patterns. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your Personal Portfolio Page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 300,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download premium eBooks worth £19.45.

Traigh Mor Afterglow, Isle of Harris, Scotland
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryWe arrived on the beautiful Isle of Harris on a dull, drizzly, most un-promising evening. I walked the length of the beach in search of features I could use for compositions later on in the week, without even considering getting my camera out. Then just as the sun set below the horizon, the clouds miraculously parted to reveal this beautiful sunset. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your Personal Portfolio Page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 300,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download premium eBooks worth £19.45.

Red Wing Sunset, Minnesota, USA
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryI really like to take shots with silhouettes in them. When I go out to take photos of a sunrise or the sunset, I look for any potential silhouette shots. I especially like sunset silhouette photos hat have layers of color in the background. The camera may never leave the car, but I would hate to have missed a sunset like this one. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers.

Huron Beach And Lighthouse, Ohio, USA
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryI've been to Lake Erie quite a few times, but this was my first trip to the Huron area. It was a family day, so I had not intended to take pictures, and actually expected rain on this day. As the evening progressed and the weather cooperated we chose to stay on the pier and watch the sun go down. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your Personal Portfolio Page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 300,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download premium eBooks worth £19.45.

Tusket, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
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This gave the illusion that the ridge of trees on the far bank, high on a hill, was floating in the air. The tree line reminiscent of a castle, well, at least to my mind's eye floating in the clouds. A surreal image when you consider that at this time of year we typically have ice and snow. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your Personal Portfolio Page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 300,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download premium eBooks worth £19.45.

Sunset at Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall, England
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryTrebarwith Strand, just south of Tintagel on the North Cornwall coast, is probably one of the most dramatic seascape locations of the region. The aspect of the place changes completely depending on whether you decide to photograph it at high tide or low tide. In low tide conditions, the Strand is revealed and transforms into an interesting foreground element that points towards the unmistakable Gull Rock Island on the horizon. Undoubtedly, the full sea conditions greatly simplify the scene since only the strand is visible in the foreground. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers.

Sunset over Lake Pamamaroo, NSW, Australia
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryWe had been exploring the outback desert regions of New South Wales and were travelling south from a place called ‘Cameron’s Corner’; this is where the three States meet (New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia). We passed Broken Hill; a famous mining town and onto Menindee Lakes where we experienced this beautiful sunset. Apart from the beautiful scenery and wildlife on Pamamaroo Lake, it also has an interesting history. In 1851 gold was discovered in Australia and the goldrush started moving people around, but Australia at that time was mostly unexplored and unknown to the European settlers. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers.

Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah, USA
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryCedar Breaks National Monument is one of the lesser-known gems of Southern Utah. The photograph overlooks the Cedar Breaks Amphitheater from the South. I had deliberately planned a sunset hike on the Specter Point Trail to take photographs of Cedar Breaks, the Bristlecone Pines that abound here, and the hoodoos that make up the formation. Of the multitude of photographs, I took on this trip, many of which are wonderful, this was the best. The Specter Point Trail, also known as the South Rim Trail, leads to Specter Point and then to Ramparts Point and is 5 miles for the roundtrip.

Steptoe Butte State Park, Washington, USA
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The name Palouse was converted by French-Canadian fur traders from \"pelouse\", meaning \"land with short and thick grass\". This image was taken at sunset from the top of Steptoe Butte, near Colfax, Washington. A 'steptoe' is a hill or mountain that projects like an island above a surrounding land mass. From atop Steptoe Butte, you get a wonderful view in all directions of the sensuous, gently rolling hills. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers.

Last Light on the Dolomites, Belluno Province, Italy
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryThe last rays of late afternoon sun cast ribbons of shadow and light onto Monte Antelao, a prominent peak in the Dolomite mountain range in northern Italy. Earlier on this day I spent the day hiking higher up on Falzarego pass, photographing into the late afternoon. The moments before the sun disappears below the horizon can often yield a few moments of glorious light. That was definitely the case here, and I fortunate to be able to see such fantastic light to photograph. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers.

Atlantic Poppies, West Pentire, Cornwall, England
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TAKE PART • WIN $100 Upload Your PicturePicture StoryEvery year West Pentire wows us with its wildflowers. It’s situated between Hollwell Bay and Crantock Beach in Cornwall, England. The landowner carefully manages the arable fields which results in the most amazing colourful headland on the Atlantic coast. The sea of poppies dappled with corn marigolds came together with a surreal dramatic scarlet sky at last light. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers.

Mt Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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During the day we photographed a number of waterfalls but the three mountains in National Park remained hidden behind the clouds. Then suddenly about an hour before sunset, the skies cleared and there the mountains stood in all their glory. I'd never seen pink light on a snow covered mountain before so was thrilled to watch this and capture this image before the light disappeared. Create your Personal Portfolio Page and let us share it monthly to over 300,000 members and followers. Benefits of VIP membership:• Your Personal Portfolio Page – click here to see sample• We promote your portfolio monthly to over 300,000 followers• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year• Download ALL back issues• Download premium eBooks worth £19.45.

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