Fog Horn (A Call to Action)
- In Port Moresby this Wednesday? The University of Papua New Guinea is hosting a public lecture and panel on experimental seabed mining in the Bismark Sea.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- It’s the end of the world as we know it! Ice Apocalypse: Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century. I actually think the worst-case scenario stories are a good thing in terms of climate communication, but I’m old enough to remember when climate scientists were up in arms about a certain article being too catastrophic.
- It’s looking increasingly likely that the missing Argentinian submarine imploded shortly after it’s last radio contact. Explosions Heard Near Missing Argentine Sub.
- Changes to the Ocean’s Micro Creatures Could Have Macro Effects as the effects of climate change reverberate through the ocean’s food webs.
- More amazing ocean art courtesy of Deep Sea News: The Writings on the Sea Wall: Jill Pelto Art.
- I’m sure this is fine: De Beers to Order World’s Largest Diamond Mining Vessel.
- Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’.
- Humpback Whales May Have a Secret Hideout. Spoilers: it’s a breeding ground, maybe.
- Don’t poke the whale. Don’t poke the whale. For the love of cod, don’t poke the whale. ‘Idiot’ spectators blasted for touching southern right whale during Hobart visit.
- Fantastic Invaders and Where to Find Them (Galapagos Edition).
- Big Brother at Sea: Satellites are spying illegal fishing from space. Legal fishing, too. Also, just, like, random boats. You can too! Seriously, I could lose days on Marine Traffic.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Xu and friends (2017) Fungal diversity in deep-sea sediments of a hydrothermal vent system in the Southwest Indian Ridge. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.11.001.
- Venezia and friends (2017) The rich get richer: Invasion risk across North America from the aquarium pathway under climate change. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12681.
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