Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Great ocean outreach webinar: Bless your coast: communicating acidification with lessons learned in the Southeast. Tune in June 13th at 1 PM EDT!
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Another entry into the “A Deeper Sea” keeps coming true file: Sperm whales are tracking fishing boats and stealing their fish.
- I’m bummed to be missing Dinacon, but they’re putting out some awesome videos. Ever wonder how to crack open a coconut?
- Join in on an oceanographic cruise already underway! Follow along with the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Observatory.
- Introducing #OceanX and #Alucia2, a bold new initiative to explore the ocean and bring it back to the world! Yes please!
The Levee (A featured project that emerged from Oceandotcomm)
- More glory from Speak Up for the Blue!
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- A Grass-Roots Movement to Create Marine Protected Areas: On the Greek isle of Santorini, fishers, divers, scientists, government officials and environmentalists have devised their own plan to preserve the marine ecology of the waters surrounding an island dependent on fishing and tourism.
- Here’s ten hours of life underwater.
- This week in Climate Change:
- Canada’s Nautilus aiming to start marine mining in 2019 despite environmental concerns.
- High seas fishing would go broke without ‘massive’ subsidies and High Seas Fishing Isn’t Just Destructive—It’s Unprofitable.
- Microsoft sinks data centre off Orkney. Neat!
- How New Fishing Rules Could Save Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales.
- Spoilers: It’s hagfish. Hagfish prop-stopping snot bombs. Utah State University And The U.S. Navy Are Developing Tools For Non-Lethal Warfare.
- Sea Ice Drives Global Circulation.
- We’ve all been there: Crayfish amputates its own claw to avoid being boiled to death in restaurant hotpot.
- The Island Paradise Where the Roads Are Made of Plastic.
- This Fish’s Eyes Turn Black When It Gets Mad.
- What Can You Do To Protect Oceans? Advocates, Scientists Weigh In
- Angelo Villagomez talks about the science of wayfinding.
- New Device Brings Twilight Zone Sea Creatures Into the Sunlight.
- This Footage of Kilauea Lava Pouring Into the Ocean Is Completely Bananas.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Sala and friends (2018) The economics of fishing the high seas. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat2504.
- Lörz and friends (2018) A new predator connecting the abyssal with the hadal in the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench, NW Pacific. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4887.
- Sousa and friends (2018) Soft-bottom fishes and spatial protection: findings from a temperate marine protected area. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4653.
- Shepherd and friends (2018) SubCAS: A Portable, Submersible Hyperbaric Chamber to Collect Living Mesophotic Fishes. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00187.
- Kim and friends (2018) Development of a hagfish skin gelatin film containing cinnamon bark essential oil. DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2018.06.016.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- The Many Ways Women Get Left Out of Paleontology.
- Scientists fare poorly in Super Tuesday primary vote. Obligatory gif I posted about this months ago.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Luminous Creatures: The History and Science of Light Production in Living Organisms by Michel Anctil.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- How to shrink a styrofoam cup and other side effects of deep ocean pressure from Deep Sea News!
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