Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- ‘Extremely Active’ 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Comes to a Close – Here’s the Full Season in One Four-Minute Video:
- The final news, for now, from the missing Argentinian submarine: Argentine Navy: Water Entered Missing Sub’s Snorkel and Argentina Abandons Rescue Mission for Missing Sub.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Seabed mining would be disastrous for New Ireland Province according to UPNG Acting Dean Chalapan Kaluwin.
- Meanwhile, Karkar Island has joined New Guinea Islanders in the fight against seabed mining.
- How Tiny Limpets Do the Heavy Lifting of Climate Resilience. Small creatures can have outsized influence in managing their environments.
- This weak in convergent cyberpunk shipping news: Bitcoin Makes First Appearance in Shipping as Ukrainian Firm Plans Deal and World’s First 3D Printed Ship Propeller Receives Class Approval.
- That idea doesn’t suck: Hitchiking fish inspires a robotic suction disk.
- Cape Wind, Once Hailed as First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm, is Officially Dead.
- Turning a huge military plane into an underwater reef.
- This is interesting: Federal judge approves class-action status in SeaWorld lawsuit.
- Fish keep getting documented deeper and deeper in the Mariana Trench: There’s a deeper fish in the sea.
- This is really bad news: Mangroves Lack the Genetic Diversity to Adapt to Climate Change. New research shows that these salt-water-loving plants are likely ill-equipped to cope with the sea level rise.
- Lobster found with Pepsi logo ‘tattoo’ fuels fears over ocean litter.
- Climate effects of giving up meat depend on how you slice it.
- This is really cool – Radical ocean futures: Scenario development using science fiction prototyping.
- Among a week of really rough news, this one study has been an absolute delight: New York City Has Genetically Distinct ‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ Rats.
- In case you were looking for something to get for your favorite ocean blogger: gCaptain’s 2017 Nautical Gift Guide.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Wani (2017) Geological duration of ammonoids controlled their geographical range of fossil distribution. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4108.
- Harvey and friends (2017) Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/bix133.
- Coles and friends (2017) Ocean biogeochemistry modeled with emergent trait-based genomics. DOI: 10.1126/science.aan5712.
- Bosse and friends (2017) Recent natural selection causes adaptive evolution of an avian polygenic trait. DOI: 10.1126/science.aal3298.
- Chen and friends (2017) Unanticipated discovery of two rare gastropod molluscs from recently located hydrothermally influenced areas in the Okinawa Trough. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4121.
And finally, if you thought it was creepy that Facebook conducted a study by manipulating users emotions through delivering negative or positive posts to their timelines, you’re gonna love this new study, where Facebook analyzes the content of rants you wrote and then deleted without posting.
- Das and Kramer (2017) Self-Censorship on Facebook. DOI: Not assigned.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Blog Biodiversity: Related Species in the #SciComm Ecosystem from the Fisheries Blog.
- Shell Reveals 22% Gender Pay Gap in UK.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- The Odyssey one of the most important works in the Western Canon, and while my favorite translation will always be Derek Walcott’s Omeros, Emily Wilson’s new translation of Homer’s epic is a striking and beautiful new look at an old book.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
For some reason I’ve been thinking about this very strange series of events from 2011 recently.
- Severely injured great white shark found, are scientists responsible?
- Full video of injured shark shows numerous natural injuries
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