Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Melissa Márquez is fundraising to participate in a women-in-science leadership retreat that culminates in a 2.5 week trip to Antarctica. Help her out! Or back her Patreon!
- The scandal-plagued, utterly ineffective, Scott Pruitt is out, just days after an American patriot told him exactly how she felt about him in a restaurant. Good.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Investing in indigenous communities is most efficient way to protect forests, report finds. This should surprise no one but it often does.
- Explore the deep waters around Kiribati with OpenExplorer!
The Levee (A featured project that emerged from Oceandotcomm)
- Virtual Reality Preserves Disappearing Land: Coastal communities are capturing their cultures and landscapes in virtual reality before sea level rise steals them for good.
- Where Did the Oil Go In the Gulf of Mexico? a storymap.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
Look, I’m rushing to get this one out the door, today, so quips are going to be limited.
- Nautilus Minerals tanks on shipbuilding contract cancellation.
- Man-made oyster reef near Key Bridge ‘flourishing,’ Chesapeake Bay Foundation says.
- ‘Storminess’ Could Make Fishing More Risky as Climate Warms.
- Mike Berry has been diving for bodies and evidence for more than three decades, helping solve high-profile crimes around the world.
- Do dolphins grieve? Rethinking conservation in the Anthropocene.
- Coral Cover on Great Barrier Reef Is in Steep Decline.
- Sea Ice Modifies Biological Processes.
- Drones are revolutionizing how we study humpback whales.
- The Crab Migration That the Colombian Army Is Dispatched to Protect.
- Ghost Ships No More: Seismic Vessels Resume Oil and Gas Search as Prices Perk Up.
- The Deep-Sea Adventures of Lydia the Great White Shark.
- In November 1961, the two-masted ketch Bluebelle sailed out of the Bahamas and toward a dramatic fate.
- Watch: Tall Ship Hits Small Sailing Dinghy.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
I fresh off a conference, so I have tons of papers to catch up on and recommend.
- O’Brien and friends (2018) The Current State of Cephalopod Science and Perspectives on the Most Critical Challenges Ahead From Three Early-Career Researchers. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00700.
- Folkersen and friends (2018) The economic value of the deep sea: A systematic review and meta-analysis. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.05.003.
- Zhou and friends (2018) Characterization of vent fauna at three hydrothermal vent fields on the Southwest Indian Ridge: Implications for biogeography and interannual dynamics on ultraslow-spreading ridges. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2018.05.001.
- Roterman and friends (2018) A new yeti crab phylogeny: Vent origins with indications of regional extinction in the East Pacific. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194696.
- Barroso and friends (2018) A new species of xylophilic fireworm (Annelida: Amphinomidae: Cryptonome) from deep-sea wood falls in the SW Atlantic. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2018.05.005.
- Bojar and friends (2018) Ecophysiology of the hydrothermal vent snail Ifremeria nautilei and barnacle Eochionelasmus ohtai manusensis, Manus Basin, Papua New Guinea: Insights from shell mineralogy and stable isotope geochemistry. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2018.02.002.
- Suzuki and friends (2018) Mapping the resilience of chemosynthetic communities in hydrothermal vent fields. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27596-7.
- Malek and Byers (2018) Responses of an oyster host (Crassostrea virginica) and its protozoan parasite (Perkinsus marinus) to increasing air temperature. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5046.
- Tuerk (2018) The common heritage of mankind after 50 years. DOI: 10.1007/s40901-018-0085-8.
- Gissi and friends (2018) Un-gendering the ocean: Why women matter in ocean governance for sustainability. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.05.020.
Hey, Andrew, did you mean to put the “un-gendering the ocean” paper immediately after the “common heritage of mankind” paper?
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Beyond the Last Frontier: The Deep Ocean and Why It Matters. Check out this fantastic webinar tomorrow!
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Travel Through Time With This New Book About the Mysterious Evolution of Whales. Spying on Whales by Nick Pyenson.
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