Updated February 16, 2007
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This is the great new third edition of Martin Edge's classic book on digital and traditional techniques. While providing the basics for beginning photographers, his digital chapters will help the skilled underwater shooter better use his LCD screen and read histograms, figure out exposure mode, and solve metering TTL issues. Alongside hundreds of his own photos, he explains his technique and mechanics. 392 pages softbound. Order at www.undercurrent.org and all profits go to save coral reefs.
You want to protect the ocean, for sure, so if you're a fish eater you need to avoid a whole range of fish that will be goners if we keep consuming them. On the list are favorites like monk fish, orange roughy, Chilean seabass, grouper, imported swordfish, and that's just for starters. Worldwatch Institute has lists of what fish you should neither buy nor order at a restaurant, and you can download a list for your region of the country at http://e-current.c.topica.com/maafnBlabuUCDbrDPJZbaeQy63/
A man doing a little winter free diving in Smith River, near Reedsport, Oregon, was shot in the head by another man who said he mistook the snorkeler for a nutria, a large, water-dwelling rodent. The shooter, William Roderick, was charged with assault, and the snorkeler remains in serious condition at Portland Hospital; . Roderick said he grabbed a rifle and shot at the rodent from a deck overlooking the water, but when he realized he had shot a man, he helped pulled him from the water.
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