Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Friend of the blog and submarine legend Erika Bergman is leading an expedition to Belize’s Blue Hole! Follow along as she maps this unique ocean feature: Belize Blue Hole 2018. Some dudes are tagging along, too.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
Climate change affects the natural, built, and social systems we rely on individually and through their connections to one another. These interconnected systems are increasingly vulnerable to cascading impacts that are often difficult to predict, threatening essential services within and beyond the Nation’s borders.
- Meanwhile: The Trump Administration’s Attempt to Bury a New Climate Report on Black Friday Totally Backfired.
- Government Climate Report Lays Out How Screwed We Are If We Don’t Act Now.
The Gam (conversations from the ocean-podcasting world)
- Speak Up for the Blue on art and the ocean.
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- Another candidate for the Yong of the Year: The History of the Oceans Is Locked in Whale Earwax.
- In the Chesapeake Bay, Shell Mounds Show a Long History of Sustainable Oyster Harvests.
- Bacteria that consumes CO2 has been discovered at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
- Scientists warn against deep-sea mining after key carbon cycle discovery.
- It’s Gar! In Texas, One of the World’s Oldest, Weirdest Fish Finally Gets its Due. Featuring Dr. Solomon David.
- This week is ocean death:
- Koi evacuated as search for Chinatown otter continues; fate of old, rare fish Madonna uncertain.
- Wherein Werner Herzog gives voice to a lonely plastic bag.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Pausas and Bond (2018) Humboldt and the reinvention of nature. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13109.
- Georgieva and friends (2018) Microbial-tubeworm associations in a 440 million year old hydrothermal vent community. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2004.
- Ribeiro and friends (2018) Scientific, technical and legal challenges of deep sea mining. A vision for Portugal – Conference report. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.11.001.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Deep Sea News is on fire this week. Glad to see them back to posting after a bit of a hiatus.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
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