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Your Ocean Science Shutdown Open Thread

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Are you an ocean scientist suffering from government shutdown? Are you furloughed for the foreseeable future? Do you have friends, colleagues, co-workers, collaborators, rivals, or sworn enemies feeling the sting? You better believe we do to. Here’s your open thread to talk about how the government shutdown is affecting you and affecting the ocean. Here is your chance to gripe, socialize, and commiserate. Here’s you space to share links, news, and personal stories. So pull up a chair, grab your drink of choice, and join us.

As always, we will respect your anonymity. Please try extra-hard to respect other commenters here. We’re all feeling the sting.


Deep-sea biologist, population/conservation geneticist, backyard farm advocate. The deep sea is Earth's last great wilderness.


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