Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- All Hands on Deck! You’re got one week left to apply to join the MIT Media Lab and NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research for this year’s National Ocean Exploration Forum as an Ocean Discovery Fellow!
- Jacques Week 2018 is here!
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- What just happened? Everyone is going wild for the deep-sea fish attack video.
The Levee (A featured project that emerged from Oceandotcomm)
- Stitching Hope for the Coast – communicating coastal optimism for Louisiana. Deadline for submissions has been extended to October!
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Eat lionfish, save the ocean. Helping the Atlantic with our Stomachs: the Lionfish Fishery.
- This week in Deep-sea Mining
- As of this month I’m the new Editor of the DSM Observer, the only trade journal dedicated to covering deep-sea mining news and resources. Look forward to a soft relaunch August 15!
- Nautilus’ stock plummets as deep sea mining litigation proceeds.
- A High-Stakes Week for Deep-Sea Mining.
- Draft mining regulations insufficient to protect the deep sea – IUCN report.
- A Lava Island Comes Into Being, For a Few Days.
- ReCAAP: Piracy Incident Reported in First Half of 2018 at Lowest Level in 10 Years.
- Behold this glorious underwater waterfall off Mauritius.
- There are whale sharks alive today that were alive in the 1880’s. Whale Sharks Can Live 130 Years, New Study Estimates.
- Weird news is fun news. Cellar-dwelling fish are a mystery in South Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.
- Yong-of-the-year: There Is No Escape for Corals. Deep waters have long been seen as potential refuges for endangered corals, but a new study suggests that they offer no sanctuary.
- Rare Albino Stingray Filmed On Ocean Bed.
- Found: A Newly Discovered Shipwreck, Rumored to Be Full of Gold.
- I will just keep banging this drum. The Dangers of Using a Broad Brush to Discuss Marine Plastic Pollution.
- Bear Grylls accused of ‘exploiting animals for greed’ over new dive with sharks attraction.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Gammon and friends (2018) The physiological response of the deep-sea coral Solenosmilia variabilis to ocean acidification. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5236.
- Wynne and friends (2018) Capturing arthropod diversity in complex cave systems. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12772.
- Hyeong and friends (2018) Preface for the Special Volume on Exploration and Environmental Considerations of Deep Seabed Mineral Resources. DOI: 10.1007/s12601-018-0034-y.
- Addison and friends (2018) Using conservation science to advance corporate biodiversity accountability. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13190.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Keeping the Jacques Week theme running all week long. Pick up a copy of My Father, the Captain: My Life With Jacques Cousteau by his son, Jean-Michel Cousteau. It’s a frank, honest look at Cousteau’s life.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- How Jacques Week was born: Need a #SharkWeek Alternative? Watch classic Cousteau documentaries with us for #JacquesWeek.
- It’s not about the Mermaids: Animal Planet’s track record of fabricated reality.
- The next era of ocean exploration begins in Papua New Guinea.
- Misunderstood Marine Life # 1 – The five biggest myths about Marine Biologists. Plus: this Astronaut meme will outlive us all.
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