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

Thursday Afternoon DredgingJune 22, 2017 • 1~2 min read • 0

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 • 0

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 • 0

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. […]

Thursday Afternoon Dredging: March 30th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 30, 2017 • 1~2 min read

Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch the sharks at Palmyra Atoll, and check out my new article for Hakai Magazine about an important new study of this unexploited population. Follow Erin Dillon, a UC Santa Barbara Ph.D. student, on twitter! Derelict Fishing Gear and the Death of Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs. From the NOAA Response and Restoration […]

Thursday Afternoon Dredging: March 23, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 23, 2017 • 1~2 min read

Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch thousands of blacktip and spinner sharks close to Florida beaches, courtesy FAU Elasmolab. Follow Madeline Cashion, a UBC Marine Conservation Ecology graduate student, on twitter! New research shows that fish may evolve rapidly to take advantage of marine protected areas. By Randy Shore, for the Vancouver Sun.

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