Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Yale study: Newspaper op-eds change minds and The Long-lasting Effects of Newspaper Op-Eds on Public Opinion. Scientists and conservationists, this May, make an effort to publish a Letter to the Editor or OpEd in your local paper. If you’ve done so, please leave a link to it in the comments.
- How to save the high seas: As the United Nations prepares a historic treaty to protect the oceans, scientists highlight what’s needed for success.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- No commentary needed: Eyeless, Mouthless, Bone-Eating Worm Named After Jabba the Hutt.
- Every ocean, every dive, every time, trash: Plastic Bag Found at the Bottom of World’s Deepest Ocean Trench.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- South Georgia Island Has Finally Been Certified Free of Swarms of Rats That Feasted on Rare Birds.
- More news from the deep-sea mining world: PNG Government urged to follow Anglo American’s lead.
- How ‘Ugly’ Toadfish Compose Their Own Strange Love Songs.
- This week in climate change, denialism, and our inevitable future.
- Frog News! Frog News! Frog News! We Finally Know Where the World’s Deadliest Amphibian Plague Got Started.
- Check out the pdf, there are some amazing shipwrecks here: 19th Century Shipwrecks Found During Search for MH370.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Zhou and friends (2018) Characterization of vent fauna at three hydrothermal vent fields on the Southwest Indian Ridge: Implications for biogeography and interannual dynamics on ultraslow-spreading ridges. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2018.05.001.
- Spijker and friends (2018) Marine fisheries and future ocean conflict. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12291.
- Narrowe and friends (2018) Microbial Biodiversity: Straight from the Dolphin’s Mouth. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.068.
- Kegler and friends (2018) Small tropical islands with dense human population: differences in water quality of near-shore waters are associated with distinct bacterial communities. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4555.
- LaBella (2018) Gene Flow and Population Structure in Two Species of Deep-Sea Mollusks Assessed using Multilocus Amplicon Datasets. DOI: N/A.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- It turns out “Scientist runs for congress” is not as easy at it seems. A house too far: Two scientists abandon their bids for Congress.
- Are You in a BS Job? In Academe, You’re Hardly Alone.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- The Rope of Tradition: Reflections of a Saipan Carolinian by Lino M. Olopai.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Why a DNA database is a very bad idea. Suddenly relevant again after 8 years.
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