October 2012

Fighting Asian clam invasion in Lake Tahoe
A project is underway at Lake Tahoe to rid iconic Emerald Bay from an Asian clam invasion by using large rubber mats to suffocate the pests that have already overrun the southeast portion of the lake. [See article] -- Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by chb

Obama and Romney pumpkins underwater
You know it's election time in the U.S. when even the ever popular underwater pumpkin carving at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary produces likenesses of the two candidates for President of the United States. [See Florida Keys hosts underwater pumpkin carving contest] -- Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by chb

Full review: Panasonic Lumix TS20
For about half the cost of one of the top-of-the-line waterproof compacts, you can get the 16mp Panasonic Lumix TS20. It, too, can handle big drops, dust and icy water, but the depth limit is 16 feet, about half that of the more expensive waterproof cameras. And there are fewer features and no GPS. We gave the Lumix TS20 a good workout around and in the water. Are you saving money with this camera? Or will you regret not spending a bit more? [See full review of the Panasonic Lumix TS20] -- Posted Saturday, October 20, 2012 by chb

GoPro Hero3 -- good news for divers, and everyone else
GoPro released the Hero3 with a slimmer, lighter body, integrated WiFi, a better lens, better audio and numerous other improvements. The Hero3 has a new flat-lens housing that's compatible with all older mounting hardware. The Hero3 comes in three very different editions (white (US$199), silver (US$299), and black (US$399), so there's now a GoPro camera for everyone. [See our detailed analysis of the Hero3] -- Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 by chb