Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Help the Victims of Typhoon Yutu.
- Ruth Gates dedicated her life to saving the world’s reefs and training the next generation of reef scientists. The Fight for Corals Loses Its Great Champion.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Palau Becomes First Nation to Ban Sunscreens That Harm Corals.
- The tiny sponge that could help preserve our deep oceans.
The Gam (conversations from the ocean-podcasting world)
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- A $48 million submarine system will dive to the deepest point in the ocean, where only 3 people have been before. FYI: The holidays are coming, in case you were looking for something to get your favorite deep-sea ecologist.
- Flooding in Venice put three-quarters of the city underwater.
- China’s underwater robot sets depth record.
- Fair. Antarctic scientist ‘stabs colleague who kept telling him endings of books he was reading’.
- For 50,000USD a night, you could have a whole lot of ocean adventures that don’t involve being in one of the world’s most expensive hotels. The World’s First Underwater Hotel Villa Opens in the Maldives.
- Discard Studies is one of the best resources on the internet: Waste colonialism.
- A circular economy could save China five trillion dollars.
- Near Fish Farms, Lobster Catches Plummet.
- Oh dear. Human Carbon Emissions Are Dissolving the Ocean Floor.
- Russian Oil Set to Lose Billions from IMO 2020 Ship-Fuel Rules.
- The Questionable Rewards of a Visit to Inaccessible Island.
- World’s largest deep-sea octopus nursery discovered and Huge Cluster of Octopuses Observed Southwest of Monterey.
- Wait, Have We Really Wiped Out 60 Percent of Animals? No, but that doesn’t mean there’s any good news here.
- Apple’s New Macs Use ‘100 Percent Recycled Aluminum,’ But What Does That Mean? It means the Lenovo L Series is still by far the greenest choice for high-powered commercial laptops on the market.
- Ok. Google AI listens to 15 years of sea-bottom recordings for hidden whale songs.
- ‘Ghost gear’ poses grave threat to marine wildlife and food security.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Bronstein and Bolnick (2018) “Her Joyous Enthusiasm for Her Life-Work …”: Early Women Authors in The American Naturalist. DOI: 10.1086/700119.
- Chapron and friends (2018) Macro- and microplastics affect cold-water corals growth, feeding and behaviour. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-33683-6.
- Jones and friends (2018) Environmental considerations for impact and preservation reference zones for deep-sea polymetallic nodule mining. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.10.025.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- The Rope of Tradition: Reflections of a Saipan Carolinian by Lino Olopai.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- In sexual selection and thermoregulation, bigger is better, at least for fiddler crabs.
- Seven ways the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe could stop runaway climate change.
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