We’re late because Andrew doesn’t understand time zones.
Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- This is an incredible oportunity for an early career researcher to get their feet wet leading a deep-sea science cruise: Announcing a NSF-UNOLS Early Career Training Cruise Opportunity to the East Pacific Rise 9° 50’N – December 2018
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- We have a new writer! Please welcome the Original Saipan Blogger, Bucky Villagomez!
- Hafa Adai from the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands! Are you following along with our adventure on OpenExplorer? Yesterday was one of the highlights of my career: Marine Ecology and Underwater Robotics in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Add this to the list of things that are really not good: Atlantic Ocean Current Slows Down To 1,000-Year Low, Studies Show.
- Look, if anyone could actually pull this off, it’s Phil Nuytten, but I. Have. Questions: Who’d like to live under the sea? H/T to Dr. Diva Amon.
The Levee (A featured project that emerged from Oceandotcomm)
- Behold, the interactive Salt Marsh!
- David S. and S. David did a thing!
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Tiny Marshall Islands Wields Outsized Clout for Climate Action from our friends at gCaptain.
- Doctors (of Marine Science and Conservation) recommend three doses of oceanbites, daily:
- These Caribbean deep-sea videos from NIHERST Trinidad and Tobago are stunning:
- Canadian Scientists Discover Freakishly Salty Lakes Hidden Under Giant Glacier, eh?
- Turning Birds into Spies Against Illegal Fishing: Could albatrosses wearing trackers be a weapon against illegal fishing? Science says, maybe!
- What’s Next: Swarms of AI-Powered Robotic Microscopes to Study Plankton.
- Stonefish are already scary, and now scientists have found they have switchblades in their heads
- Drones find over 50 new enormous artworks etched into the Peruvian desert.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- It’s been a watershed week for good papers on large marine protected areas.
- O’Leary and friends (2018) Addressing Criticisms of Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biy021.
- Davies and friends (2018) The evolution of marine protected area planning in Aotearoa New Zealand: Reflections on participation and process. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.03.025.
- Soares and Lucas (2018) Towards large and remote protected areas in the South Atlantic Ocean: St. Peter and St. Paul´s Archipelago and the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.04.004.
- Yasukawa and friends (2018) The tremendous potential of deep-sea mud as a source of rare-earth elements. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-23948-5.
- Choi and Lee (2018) The willingness to pay for removing the microplastics in the ocean – The case of Seoul metropolitan area, South Korea. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.03.015.
- Chiba and friends (2018) Human footprint in the abyss: 30 year records of deep-sea plastic debris. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.03.022.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Reimbursing students is not okay, by which, obviously, we mean that you *should* reimburse students if they do incur expenses during work, but it’s much better to cover their costs up front.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Our Northern Islands: The first expedition to the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument by Dennis Chan and Angelo Villagomez.
- The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA by Doug Mack.
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