Underwater Cameras Explore UNESCO World Heritage Marine Sites

by | Jun 24, 2014 | Corals, Fish, Photography, Science | 0 comments

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As part of a collaboration between the Caitlin Seaview Survey and its partners, the Global Change Institute, the Scripps Institute, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, 360-degree underwater photos of UNESCO World Heritage Marine Sites are nowavailable online. The photos are intended not merely as eye candy, but to inform the viewers about the threats affecting these amazing ecosystems The beautiful underwater footage was made using SVII Cameras, which take high resolution images every three seconds, which are used together in the footage. The images can take up to a month at a time to create, using 5 person teams, spending over 5 hours underwater a day.MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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