Fog Horn (A Call to Action)
- Islands and nations across the Caribbean are hurting from multiple hurricanes. We’ve curated a short list of various charities and fundraisers for each island: How to help our island colleagues in the wake of total devastation.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- The race to the bottom begins! Japan successfully undertakes large-scale deep-sea mineral extraction and Japan becomes the first nation to mine a deep-sea hydrothermal vent.
- Scientists spent a month terrifying guppies to prove that fish have personalities. Worth it just for the headline.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- ‘Codfather’ sentenced to 46 months in fisheries fraud case.
- The last of the old whaleback tankers, finally found! ‘S.S. Clifton’ discovered in Lake Huron.
- A lot of attention on the Jones Act this week: The Jones Act: The Law Strangling Puerto Rico and Senator McCain Introduces Legislation to Kill the Jones Act in Puerto Rico.
- Deep-sea mining is all over the place this week:
- Meanwhile: New species could help monitor impact of future deep-sea mining.
- Irma battered, but didn’t beat, this beloved underwater lab.
- Ham Radio Hobbyists Are Connecting the Caribbean After Hurricane Maria.
- An ancient Chinese fishing community washes ashore.
- To Cull or Not to Cull: Determining Attitudes Towards Shark Mitigation Strategies from oceanbites.
- Cracking Algae’s growth code could help us breed more productive food crops.
- Fresh Florida lobster won’t be easy to find after Hurricane Irma.
- Scientists discover second octopus city, population 15.
- Turning 30 this month, the Montreal Protocol was a landmark environmental success that serves as a model for addressing other problems, although it also has some unfinished business. Without the Ozone Treaty You’d Get Sunburned in 5 Minutes.
- Coast Guard Releases El Faro Investigation Report: Here’s the Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Lim and friends (2017) A new genus and species of abyssal sponge commonly encrusting polymetallic nodules in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, East Pacific Ocean. DOI: 10.1080/14772000.2017.1358218.
- Konar and friends (2017) Development of best practices for scientific research vessel operations in a changing Arctic: A case study for R/V Sikuliaq. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.09.021.
- Bruening and friends (2017) The Struggle Is Real: A Systematic Review of Food Insecurity on Postsecondary Education Campuses. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.05.022.
- Balke and friends (2017) Experimental salt marsh islands: A model system for novel metacommunity experiments. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.09.021.
- Lumibao and friends (2017) Ice ages leave genetic diversity ‘hotspots’ in Europe but not in Eastern North America. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12853.
- Lodge and friends (2017) Sharing and Preserving the Resources in the Deep Sea: Challenges for the International Seabed Authority. DOI: 10.1163/15718085-12323047.
- Yoshizumi and friends (2014) The Characteristics of the Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposits at the Hakurei Site in the Izena Hole, the Middle Okinawa Trough. DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-54865-2_43.
- Yang and Pomeroy (2017) The impact of community-based fisheries management (CBFM) on equity and sustainability of small-scale coastal fisheries in the Philippines. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.09.027.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Emails Show How An Ivy League Prof Tried To Do Damage Control For His Bogus Food Science.
- Facing poverty, academics turn to sex work and sleeping in cars.
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