I’ve been away for 2 weeks, so it’s a super-massive edition of the Monday Morning Salvage!
Fog Horn (A Call to Action)
- There’s still an unimaginable amount of work to do in Dominica and across the Caribbean. Support the Rebuild Dominica Hurricane Relief fund or any of the other funds from our list: How to help our island colleagues in the wake of total devastation.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- This is such a cool story: A Trail of Rocks Traces Historical Steamship Routes. We can track old steamship routes from rocks scraped out of the furnaces and tossed overboard.
- Former Papua New Guinea Attorney General attacks deep sea mining project. They always pick pictures for these articles that don’t show how much life is right around the vents.
- Whose ecological footprint is bigger: Medics, economists, or environmentalists? Spoilers: conservationists still have an impact, but they sure ain’t number 1.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- There’s a fresh oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s pretty darn huge:
- Some fun from Deep Sea News: When real-life marine biologist and mom goes to sea, she takes the octonauts with her.
- This is fine: Report on U.S. Marine Sanctuary Oil Drilling Sent to White House, Not Released to Public. This is totally fine: Trump Administration Proposes Largest Oil and Gas Lease Sale in U.S. History.
- Alaska’s Oyster Farmers Are Filling an Acidification-Driven Void. The state’s oyster farming industry is gaining ground as growers elsewhere struggle. From Hakai Magazine, which is great.
- Nature is one of the most under-appreciated tools for reigning in carbon. From Anthropocene, which is fast becoming my favorite environmental print magazine. Sorry, Orion.
- Thousands of penguin chicks starve in Antarctica.
Hey, Andrew, how about you give us at least *some* good news today? Ok, fine.
- North Atlantic Winds Could Power the Whole World. And the audio clip is great.
- I will never not get tired of watching videos of massive ocean hardware doing massive ocean hardware things. Watch the USS John S. McCain Loaded Aboard Heavy Lift Vessel.
- Radioisotopes from Fukushima power plant stay in sand for years, from our friends at oceanbites.
- More on the Jones Act: House Bill Seeks 5-Year Moratorium of Jones Act in Puerto Rico and Why the U.S. Embraced the Jones Act a Century Ago.
- Scientists are using museum specimens to track climate-related pollution.
- Industrial Whaling’s Incredibly Long Tail. For some whale populations, even 100 years is not long enough to recover. Almost like long-lived, slow to maturity species need more than two or three generations for populations to recover.
- How cool is this?! Steve Haan has been adapting our OpenCTD system to incorporate time-lapse video in the deep-sea. Those sea pens are delightful!
- By training the next generation of fishers through a hands-on mentorship program, scientists and fishers hope to feed the world for many lifetimes.
- The Fisheries Blog on Coming to ‘terms’ with species invasions.
- Small but mighty: the importance of forage fish to larger marine creatures. Spoilers: They’re important.
- First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests. First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.
- Your worldview: how values influence support of renewable energy.
- The overlooked potential of second-growth tropical forest from Brandon Keim.
- Second only to massive ocean hardware doing massive ocean hardware things is my fascination with massive ships doing the wrong thing: Cargo Ship Sinks in Persian Gulf.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Kahan and friends (2017) Science Curiosity and Political Information Processing. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12396 (I may have shared this one before, but it’s probably the most important #SciComm study of 2017, so read it again).
- Munoz and friends (2017) ecolottery: simulating and assessing community assembly with environmental filtering and neutral dynamics in R. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12918.
- Carman and friends (2017) Species–specific crab predation on the hydrozoan clinging jellyfish Gonionemus sp. (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa), subsequent crab mortality, and possible ecological consequences. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3966.
- Rice and friends (2017) Keeping Humans in the Ecosystem. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx130.
- Dallas and friends (2017) Species are not most abundant in the centre of their geographic range or climatic niche. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12860.
- Coutellec (2017) Mollusc shells as metagenomic archives: The true treasure is the chest itself. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12716.
- Olsoy and friends (2017) Unmanned aerial systems measure structural habitat features for wildlife across multiple scales. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12919.
- Stevenson and friends (2017) Leveraging natural capital to solve the shared education and conservation crisis. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13039.
- Nava and Figueroa-Camacho (2017) Rehabilitation of damaged reefs: Outcome of the use of recently broken coral fragments and healed coral fragments of pocilloporid corals on rocky boulders. DOI: 10.1111/maec.12456.
- Seyle and friends (2017) The long-term impact of maritime piracy on seafarers’ behavioral health and work decisions. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.009.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Shelter from the Storm: Tulane University is offering free enrollment for students from Puerto Rican universities whose year has been disrupted by Hurricane Irma. I love it when institutions pay it forward.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Does It Fart?: The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence by Dani Rabaiotti, Nick Caruso, and Ethan Kocak (who also drew the awesome Monday Morning Salvage logo above!).
- Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith.
- From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
We dug up and revised some Aquaman favorites from the past:
- The horrifying physiological and psychological consequences of being Aquaman.
- The importance of being Aquaman, or how to save the Atlantean from his briny fate.
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