Cecil the Lion 2 years later, spawning crayfish, and extreme ice: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: July 6th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingJuly 6, 2017 • 2~2 min read • 0

  Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch this spotted eagle ray swim in Arkive footage. Follow Samantha Leigh, a graduate student investigating (among other things) how bonnethead sharks can digest seagrass, on twitter. Cecil the lion was killed 2 years ago, and wildlife authorities still struggle to protect animals in the park where he lived. By Christina […]

Asian carp, airguns, and cod recoveries: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: June 29th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingJune 29, 2017 • 1~2 min read • 0

  Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch what a little skate looks like inside an embryo, from the Gillis Lab at the University of Cambridge Follow the Fur Bearers, a Vancouver-based mammal conservation organization, on twitter! Invasive Asian carp found in Great Lakes, beyond electrified barrier. By Oliver Milman, for the Guardian. 6 things you’re missing if you’re […]

Fossil whales, Amazon dams, and offshore wind: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: June 22nd, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingJune 22, 2017 • 1~2 min read

Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch these freshwater rays (genus Potamotrygon) from this video by the California Academy of Sciences Follow Dr. Kara Feilich, a freshwater fish conservation biologist, on twitter!  New fossil fills in whale evolutionary history. By Brian Switek, for Scientific American. How can scientists engage with policymakers? By new AAAS Leshner Fellow Meghan Duffy, […]

Save the date: OceansOnline is back in 2018!

#SciComm, Academic lifeJune 9, 2017 • < 1 min read

I am pleased to announce that following the success of 2016’s OceansOnline, this event will return! What is it? OceansOnline focuses on how marine scientists, conservationists, and educators can use internet tools for research, collaboration, and public outreach. It is open to anyone interested in marine science or conservation topics.

Thursday Afternoon Dredging: June 1, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingJune 1, 2017 • 1~2 min read

Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch how guitarfish pull their whole eyeball inside their skull instead of blinking (learn more about this here) Follow Norah Brown, a UBC graduate student studying ocean acidification’s influence on marine ecology, on twitter!  Dugong baby boom is good news for the Great Barrier Reef. By John Pickrell, for National Geographic.

The Case Against Shark Fin Trade Bans

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Public perceptions of wildlife, Science, sharks, SustainabilityMay 12, 2017 • 2~2 min read

The United States Congress is considering a nationwide ban on buying, selling, or trading shark fins. While several of my posts and tweets have briefly discussed my stance on such policies, I’ve never laid out my full argument in one post. Here is why I, as a shark conservation biologist, oppose banning the shark fin trade within […]

Thursday Afternoon Dredging: May 4th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMay 4, 2017 • 1~2 min read

After a month hiatus for packing, moving, and unpacking, we’re back! Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch a dogfish swim around British Columbia, video by GEERG. Follow Dr. Andrea Kroetz, a postdoc studying sawfish, on twitter! What to look for in canned tuna, a new update from Seafood Watch. 13 facts about mola mola, the ocean sunfish. […]

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