Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
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Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Did you see marine biologist Melissa Cristina Márquez on Shark Week this week? Read more about her experience here: Marine Biologist Melissa Cristina Márquez Was Bitten and Dragged by a Crocodile…and Lived to Tell Her Story. And, of course, follow her on Twitter.
The Gam (conversations from the ocean-podcasting world)
- I swung by the Speak Up for the Blue Podcast to celebrate their 500th episode with a reflection on 10 years of online ocean outreach.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Losing Coral Reefs Will Cost Us More Money, which really shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s paying attention.
- I’m really enjoying Hakai’s new series on marine careers that aren’t just science and conservation: Maritime Detective and Response Consultant.
- Seems plausible. Dr. Seuss might have written the Lorax after seeing these creatures in Kenya.
- This is a fascinating look at the gubernatorial race in Saipan. Torres vs. Babauta: The race is on.
- Underwater robots tracking right whales and their prey, because robots are great.
- We interrupt your regularly scheduled ocean content for a brief intermission about biohacking. In particular, biohackers who are now developing a 3D-printable research lab to synthesize common, useful medicines. Meet the Anarchists Making Their Own Medicine.
- Our planet is a manufactured landscape. The First Marine Wilderness Map Shows There’s Not Much of It Left.
- This week in deep-sea mining (a series I honestly can’t believe has so much staying power).
- Why Mantis Shrimps, Not Sharks, Might Be the Most Amazing Predators in the Sea.
- Today in industries that you didn’t even know existed which are decimating the world: Seashell Souvenirs Are Killing Protected Marine Life.
- Journey Into the World’s First Underwater Farm.
- Lions Attack Last Survivor of Failed Black Rhino Transport.
- Thousands of Scientists Just Declared Trump’s Border Wall a Disaster for Wildlife.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Hupman and friends (2018) Challenges of implementing Mark-recapture studies on poorly marked gregarious delphinids. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198167.
- Washburn and friends (2018) Macrobenthic infaunal communities associated with deep‐sea hydrocarbon seeps in the northern Gulf of Mexico. DOI: 10.1111/maec.12508.
- Araujo and friends (2018) Satellite tracking of juvenile whale sharks in the Sulu and Bohol Seas, Philippines. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5231.
- Jones and friends (2018) The Location and Protection Status of Earth’s Diminishing Marine Wilderness. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.010.
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