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Thursday Afternoon Dredging

Ocean apps and beluga migrations: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, April 19th, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingApril 19, 20180

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow marine scientist and public educator Maeva Gauthier on twitter! Want to save the ocean? There’s an app for that! By Tim Fitzgerald, for the EDF blog. Historic deal to curb shipping emissions. By Anna Hirtenstein, for Bloomberg. Spoils (long reads and deep dives): How culture guides belugas arctic odyssey. By Joshua […]

Sea monsters and saving kelp: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, April 12, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingApril 12, 20181

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow graduate student Justine Hudson, who studies arctic marine mammals, on twitter. Prehistoric “sea monster” could be largest that ever lived. By John Pickrell, for National Geographic. Right whales think before they speak. By Jason Goldman, for Scientific American. UK could create 5,000 jobs by improving seafood sustainability. By Fiona Harvey, for […]

Invisible squid and fish with glowing eye spikes: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, April 5th, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingApril 5, 20180

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Louise Chavarie, an Arctic aquatic ecologist, on twitter! A squid-skin inspired invisibility cloak. From Nature News research updates. Underwater noise pollution disturbs fish, too. From CBC News. NOAA publishes list of global fisheries and their risks to marine mammals. By John Cannon, for MongaBay Antarctic ice melting faster than thought. By […]

Giant whales and collapsing cod stocks: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 29th, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 29, 20180

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow shark and ray biologist Jeremy Vaudo on twitter! Science may have a reason why whales get so big. By Carrie Arnold, for National Geographic. Paleo profile: The fish from China. By Brian Switek, for Scientific American. Mass stranding in Australia claims 130 whales. Video, for the Guardian. Spoils (long reads and […]

Migrating mullet and expanding garbage patches: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 22, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 22, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow science illustrator Bethann Garramon Merkle on twitter! Great Pacific Garbage Patch is sprawling with more debris than thought. By Oliver Milman, for the Guardian. In Bali fish die-off, a human hand is suspected. By Luh De Suriyana, for MongaBay. Spoils (long reads and deep dives): Mullet Mania. By Michael Patrick O’Neill, […]

Endangered turtles and fish venom: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 15, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 15, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow marine conservation biologist Julia Spaet on twitter! Nearly half of freshwater turtles are at risk of extinction. By John Platt, for Revelator. Fishing bots “going dark” raise suspicion of illegal fishing. By Scott Neuman, for NPR. Ocean sensors can track progress on climate goals. By Joellen Russell, for Nature News. Spoils (long […]

Giant penguin colonies and tiny squid: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 8th, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 8, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Travis Tai, a graduate student studying climate change and fisheries, on twitter! Thumbnail-sized pygmy squid discovered in Australia. By Shreya Dasgupta, for MongaBay. This octopus is 40,000 times heavier than its mate. By Liz Langley, for National Geographic. Seal poo reveals plastic’s path in the sea. Nature research highlights. Grass is […]

Floridian flamingos and fishing in the twilight zone: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 1st, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 1, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Kristina Tietjen, a marine conservation biologist working in Kiribati, on twitter! A case for wild flamingos calling Florida their home. By Joann Klein, for the New York Times. The underwater damage left behind by hurricanes. From NPR’s Weekend Edition. Even corals have microbiomes. By Jason Goldman, for Hakai. Life of an albatross. […]

Intertidal spiders and starfish night vision: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, February 22nd, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingFebruary 22, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Jessica Meeuwig, the Director of the UWA Centre for Marine Futures, on twitter. Check out #WowScienceFact, a science communication hashtag game that I started!  Ocean tides could have driven ancient fish to walk. By Alexandra Witze, for Nature News. Spoils (long reads and deep dives): Webs under water: the bizarre lives […]

Walking fish and microbe warfare: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, February 15, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingFebruary 15, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Katelyn Heman, a marine conservation biologist working at the Georgia Aquarium, on twitter! What this walking fish can teach us about evolution. By Sarah Gibbens, for National Geographic Fish forego sleep thanks to this molecule in their brain. From Nature’s Animal Behavior news. Microplastics pollute even the most remote parts of […]