Oil spill impacts, Great Barrier Reef recovery, and the mystery of the Hunley: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: August 31, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingAugust 31, 2017 • 1~2 min read • 0

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Watch these bull sharks in Beqa Lagoon, Fiji, in this video by Beqa Lagoon Resort. Follow marine social scientist Amy Diedrich on twitter! The impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Gulf of Mexico shorelines. An introduction to a special issue of research, from the NOAA Response and Restoration blog.  

Shrinking fish, shipstrikes, and tracking Putin by wildlife. Thursday Afternoon Dredging: August 24th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingAugust 24, 2017 • 2~2 min read • 0

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Watch this basking shark feed in a video from Basking Shark Scotland Follow Ting-Chun Kuo, a seahorse conservationist who just defended her Ph.D., on twitter! Climate change is shrinking fish. By Craig Welch, for National Geographic. More whales are dying from shipstrikes then previously believed, because some sink. By KCBS news. Scientists […]

Listening for fish, glass sponges, and braking for whales: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: August 17, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingAugust 17, 2017 • 1~2 min read

 Cuttings (short and sweet):  Watch this tiger shark take on an albatross on some of my favorite National Geographic natural history footage  Follow Dr. Maria Jose Juan-Jorda, a postdoctoral researcher studying sustainable shark and tuna fisheries, on twitter! To see a coelocanth. By Steve Midway, for the Fisheries Blog. Scientific expedition set to explore British Columbia’s […]

Background information on our land-based shark fishing paper

fisheries, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharks, Social ScienceAugust 15, 2017 • 1~2 min read

I have a new paper out on the conservation impacts of recreational shark fishing. The paper is called “fishing practices and representations of shark conservation issues among users of a land-based shark angling online forum,” and it is published in the journal Fisheries Research. If you don’t have institutional library access, you can read a […]

Flesh eating sea lice, illegal eel fishing, and whale graveyards: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: August 10th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingAugust 10, 2017 • 2~2 min read

Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch this sixgill shark swim in the coastal waters near Vancouver, in this clip from the Vancouver Aquarium! Follow Al Harry, Australian shark researcher, on twitter! Al has just joined, so welcome him! Sea lice feast of fresh meat as teenager left bloodied. Video from the Guardian. My official comment on this […]

Seals in the Thames, killing boto to catch catfish, and animal screams: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: August 3, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingAugust 3, 2017 • 1~2 min read

We’re back after a 3 week conference attendance break! Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch this blue-spotted stingray swim around an Oregon aquarium! Follow Dr. Kyle Newton, shark sensory ecologist, on twitter! Screams heard round the world: humans can easily recognize alarm calls of other animals. By Karen Hopkin, for Scientific American. Seals return to the Thames […]

Cecil the Lion 2 years later, spawning crayfish, and extreme ice: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: July 6th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingJuly 6, 2017 • 2~2 min read

  Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch this spotted eagle ray swim in Arkive footage. Follow Samantha Leigh, a graduate student investigating (among other things) how bonnethead sharks can digest seagrass, on twitter. Cecil the lion was killed 2 years ago, and wildlife authorities still struggle to protect animals in the park where he lived. By Christina […]

Asian carp, airguns, and cod recoveries: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: June 29th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingJune 29, 2017 • 1~2 min read

  Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch what a little skate looks like inside an embryo, from the Gillis Lab at the University of Cambridge Follow the Fur Bearers, a Vancouver-based mammal conservation organization, on twitter! Invasive Asian carp found in Great Lakes, beyond electrified barrier. By Oliver Milman, for the Guardian. 6 things you’re missing if you’re […]

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