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 […]

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

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

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

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

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.

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