Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Hacking extinction. Conservation X Labs is looking for bold ideas for technological solutions to conservation challenges. Up to $90,000 in grant awards to bring your prototype to life! Applications open until June 30.
- NOAA is looking for Science Communication specialists! Job call is open until June 7.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Project Azorian: The story of the Hughes Glomar Explorer. Straight from the CIA to you, some details redacted. Still one of the wildest and weirdest ocean stories in the history of the United States.
- The Alongside Wildlife Foundation has awarded its first set of grants! What a great group of people and projects.
- This crab has an itch that it just can’t scratch.
The Levee (A featured project that emerged from Oceandotcomm)
- More outstanding episodes from Speak up for the Blue.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Banning Straws Won’t Save the Oceans. Maybe don’t cheer too hard for the last round of plastic bans.
- Podcast: Hagfish could soon be a pricey new Alaska fishery; Sightings wanted!
- Reminder: This blog unambiguously love hagfish. They are wonders.
- We Have Unrealistic Beauty Standards for Coral, Too. Tell me about it.
- Antarctica’s First Pride Celebration Is Officially Here.
- Ocean to Table Mercury: a Rising Risk.
- Greenland and Faroe Islands to halt salmon fishing for 12 years. That’s wild.
- Explosion of Marine Life in the Wreckage of a World War Is Under Threat.
- Bite or Flight: How Seaweed Can Shape Feeding Behavior in Fish.
- Where Do Old Cruise Ships Go To Die?
- Exploring a New ‘Zone’ of Deep-Sea Coral Life Hidden in Plain Sight.
- The Increasingly Intricate Story of How the Americas Were Peopled. For one young scientist, a genetic study of 91 ancient remains yielded fascinating, complicated results—and an ethical quandary.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Vercelloni and friends (2018) Using virtual reality to estimate aesthetic values of coral reefs. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172226.
- Gaston and friends (2003) Rates of species introduction to a remote oceanic island. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2003.2332.
- Le Goues and friends (2018) Effectiveness of Anonymization in Double-Blind Review. DOI: 10.1145/3208157.
- Martins and friends (2018) Assessment of Cu sub-lethal toxicity (LC50) in the cold-water gorgonian Dentomuricea meteor under a deep-sea mining activity scenario. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.05.040.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
Nature is the Rolex of academic publishing. But in contrast to Rolex, whose staff are responsible for the innovation in its watches, Nature relies on academics to provide its content. We are the watchmakers, they are merely the distributors.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire by Wendy Hinman.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Your car has just been crushed by hagfish: Frequently Asked Questions
- A year of snot-oozing, carcass-scavenging, slime eels: Hagfish Science in 2017
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