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#OceanOptimism

The most shocking, insightful ocean conservation solutions, as presented by a poorly-built Twitter bot.

#OceanOptimismOctober 4, 2017

We made a bot. It’s not a very good bot but it does prognosticate on novel ocean conservation solutions. @OceanCon_Bot has been running for almost a month and it’s produced some real gems. Solid, salt-of-the-earth, diamond-in-the-rough, gabbro-in-your-lab, bro, solutions. And these are among my favorites. We definitely need to stop presenting those condescending academics, but […]

A new kind of robot to save the ocean!

#OceanOptimismSeptember 15, 2017

It’s the Ocean Conservation Bot! @OceanCon_Bot creates new an novel ocean conservation solutions by drawing from a vast and deep archive of randomly generate ocean jargon. @OceanCon_Bot is currently capable of generating 3.2 quadrillion potential ocean conservation solutions. @OceanCon_Bot is incapable of determining whether a solution is good, bad, gibberish, or really, really gibberish. @OceanCon_Bot […]

Lions, Whales, and the Web: Transforming Moment Inertia into Conservation Action

#OceanOptimism, #SciCommSeptember 14, 2017

I have a new paper out today with an incredible team of co-authors: Naomi Rose, Mel Cosentino, and Andrew Wright. Thaler and friends (2017) Lions, Whales, and the Web: Transforming Moment Inertia into Conservation Action. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00292. In it, we look at three case-studies of online and offline reactions to the deaths of specific, charismatic animals, […]

Gills Club Shark Tales: An online and in-person sharkstravaganza 19-20 September at NEAQ!

#OceanOptimism, Education, Science Life, sharks, Uncategorized, Underrepresented Issues in Marine Science and ConservationSeptember 13, 2017

Note:  This post has been updated on 18 September 2017.   Friends, Researchers, Countrywomen, lend me your ears! The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and New England Aquarium are hosting a completely free two-day event, 19-20 September, featuring an amazing line-up of shark scientists and enthusiasts, including: Keynote Speakers: Susan Goldberg – Editor in Chief of National […]

Welcome to #JacquesWeek 2017!

#OceanOptimism, #SciCommJuly 21, 2017

Jacques Week begins this Sunday, July 23, 2017! Join us for a week of celebrating classic Jacques Cousteau Documentaries, discussing ocean science and conservation, and celebrating all things Big Blue! Most of these films are available online. Some will require purchase. We’ve provided links to the for-purchase options and alternates if you can’t find them. […]

The Jaunty Red Knit Cap.

#OceanOptimism

How would they wear it? #JacquesWeek. Be there.  Hey Team Ocean! Southern Fried Science is entirely supported by contributions from our readers. Head over to Patreon to help keep our servers running and fund new and novel ocean outreach projects. Even a dollar or two a month will go a long way towards keeping our website online […]

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