Fog Horn (A Call to Action)
- Still time! The EPA is seeking public input on the new administrations approach to environmental regulations. They are required to seek public input. They are required to respond to public input. Go tell them how you feel. Public comments close May 15. Here’s the docket with instructions on how to comment: Evaluation of Existing Regulations.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- This deep-sea mining Disco video is something.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- You’ll never find a better headline than this: Antarctic Scientists Go Chasing Waterfalls… and discover rivers and lakes they’re unused to. Bonus! TLC weighs in.
- Big problems and small matters from the Fisheries Blog. How climate impacts microorganisms and why we should care.
- Is this a new article from The Seamonster? Is the Seamonster back, like ghost sharks in Pirates of the Caribbean 5?! Ocean warming caused most Caribbean coral loss: a review of the evidence.
- oceanbites has been consistently amazing so far this year: How just 3% saves 50%: Small expansions of protected areas in “shark hot spots” could save HALF of currently endangered Sharks, Skates, and Rays.
- When you’re dek uses the term “sharcano” you know you’re on to something. These Sharks Thrive Inside an Underwater Volcano.
- Scientists Brace for a Lost Generation in American Research. Sorry, no jokes for this one.
- Robots versus Aliens, the ongoing saga: In America’s Cup Waters, a Robot Takes On an Invasion of Lionfish.
- How shoelaces fail. What? I can’t read goofy physics papers, too?
- Massive North Atlantic Iceberg Draws Photographers And Tourists To Newfoundland Coast.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Persons IV and Acorn (2017) A Sea Scorpion’s Strike: New Evidence of Extreme Lateral Flexibility in the Opisthosoma of Eurypterids. DOI: 10.1086/691967.
- Djurhuus and friends (2017) Cutting through the smoke: the diversity of microorganisms in deep-sea hydrothermal plumes. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160829.
- Dorward and friends (2016) Pokémon Go: Benefits, Costs, and Lessons for the Conservation Movement. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12326.
- Belley and Snelgrove (2017) Relative Contributions of Biodiversity and Environment to Benthic Ecosystem Functioning. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00242.
- Schaefer (2017) New Hope for the Oceans: Engaging Faith-Based Communities in Marine Conservation. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00062.
And the review paper from GOSH2016 is out!
- Dosemagen and friends (2017) Gathering for Open Science Hardware 2016. DOI: 10.5334/joh.5.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Leviathan Wakes by James Corey. Nothing like a little SciFi escapism every once in a while.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
A perennial favorite:
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