Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- This little video is a master class in natural history: Foraging on a beach in Wales.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- This is big news! European Parliament Calls for a Moratorium on Deep-Sea Mining.
- 46 tons of Mardi Gras beads found in clogged catch basins. Tons. TONS! I have a long standing hatred of parades that throw garbage into the street.
- Seafood fraud, from the Fisheries Blog: A plate of lies.
- Soviet whaling fleets secretly killed thousands and thousands of whales, leaving a lasting and sad legacy for some populations: Industrial Whaling of the 20th Century Was Worse Than We Thought.
- More good news! New England Fishery Council Votes to Protect Deep-Sea Corals.
- Red Herring: The Tons of Fish That Are Caught But Not Eaten.
- This looks like serious fun: A mini boat you can build yourself with zip ties and epoxy.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Harden-Davies (2018) The next wave of science diplomacy: marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx165.
- Martin (2018) On the acceptability and ethics of removing introduced mammals from islands. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12392
- Hamilton and friends (2018) SpEED-Ne: software to simulate and estimate genetic effective population size (Ne) from linkage disequilibrium observed in single samples. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12759.
- Campbell and friends (2018) When is a native species invasive? Incursion of a novel predatory marsupial detected using molecular and historical data. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12717.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Who’s ready for the latest round in the unending game of Performative Academic Servitude: How many hours should students work edition?
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Currently working my way through Caitlin Doughty’s excellent From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Hacking the Tractor: what the future of farming means for open science.
- Dear John: Farming and technology in the near future.
- How to build a canoe from scratch on a graduate student stipend.
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