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Blue Magazine

Vol 8, Issue 2

Blue showcases the mesmerizing beauty and wonders of the underwater world, through its spectacular photography and distinct print quality. If you prefer going paperless, Blue also caters to digital users who would have an equally enjoyable reading and visual experience, as they flip through the pages. Blue also highlights other aspects of ecotourism and indigenous culture, taking readers off the beaten path and into some of the most marvelous and stunning sights of our Blue Planet.

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Deep Blue Publications Ltd
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founder’s note

(Wayne B. Brown)We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have, if only we seek them with our eyes open.—Jawaharal NehruThis issue of Blue introduces an element that adds more appeal to readers. Video is becoming the mainstay of not only media corporations but also tech companies in general. You will now find clips of underwater videos in the digital magazine, as many of you have been requesting. Interactive video will add a new perspective to what you read and see in the photos, giving even more appreciation for the beautiful marine life in various destinations.Central America is a vast and varied region. The language might be the same throughout but there is variety among…

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caño island & coiba island

Okeanos Aggressor I Costa RicaVideo shows the Okeanos Aggressor I dive deck and pangas.Redhead gobies are commonly seen on all dives, especially at cleaning stations. This one is waiting atop a cup coral. (Solomon Baksh (2))A school of spottail grunts swimming over a forest of black corals at Isla Frijoles, Coiba Island, Panama. (Andréa Berrocal)As I swam past the top of the towering pinnacle, beyond the wide amphitheater, filled with a dozen white-tip sharks lying idly on the white sand, I came upon an enormous school of Latin grunts, which completely blanketed the reef in the background. Swimming near the surface, was a school of blackfin barracuda and Pacific crevalle jacks, chasing after a shoal of baitfish. I am at El Bajo del Diablo (Devil’s Pinnacle) and it is the…

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Arrow squids can always be seen on night dives since they are nocturnal open-water species. They are not as common as the Caribbean reef squids.Zapata is located about 100 miles southeast of Havana, in the Golfo de Cazones.On a clear day in early February, I found myself with a small group of divers, perched at the threshold of something truly unknown. Miles from any visible land at a depth of 45 feet, we were exploring a shallow blue hole and discovered a series of inviting caves. Descending to a depth of about 60 feet, we observed a small opening through which, an enormous cavern could be seen. What secrets were hidden there in the darkness? As the bravest among us ventured in, I thought about how I got here in…

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lessons in light

Shades of blue.Even in shallow depths bathed in sunlight, these dolphins and the scene around them, are reduced to shades of light blue. Your initial capture will be overly blue, but using White Balance on a RAW image file, will allow you to create separation and contrast for a more pleasing image. The depth of water is often considered when we think about light and color, but the water between you and your subject is just as capable of absorbing colors.WHO IS ROY G. BIV?Every basic scuba class teaches the acronym Roy G. Biv as an easy way to remember the order in which colors are absorbed by the water column—Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo then Violet.These colors are presented in the same order as a rainbow or a…

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parting shot

Seaweed Blenny(Parablennius marmoreus)Although common in Florida, the seaweed blenny is occasional to rare in the Caribbean.Measuring a maximum length of three inches, they prefer shallow to mid-range depth and hard substrates covered with algae and gorgonians. They often inhabit small holes and recesses but sometimes can be found in the open.Though they are somewhat wary, seaweed blennies make excellent photo subjects but lots of patience is required. ■…