Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Want to help stem the tide of misinformation online and off? Do you have it all figured out and just need resources to implement your world-saving solution? The Rita Allen Foundation is looking for Solutions to Curb the Spread of Misinformation.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Hagfish. Tough. Lovable. Slimy. But not too slimy. Hagfish Take Weeks to Recover from Sliming Someone.
- Kevin D’Angelo integrated the OpenCTD with a new protocol for detecting salinity using the gold pins of a microUSB controller and I am blown away! Outstanding work.
- This is a puffin wearing sunglasses for science.
The Levee (A featured project that emerged from Oceandotcomm)
- Installed as a beacon of hope for a hurricane-racked island, the statue had to be moved multiple times due to the eroding coast: Our Lady of the Sea by Russel Arnott.
- Russell also created these outstanding posters to warn us away from Louisiana’s famed and fearsome swamp ghosts:
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- This week in Deep-sea mining (and boy was it a big week!)
- The boat floats and we’ve just crossed the last hurdle. It’s coming for Solwara 1: First Deep Sea Mining Production Vessel Launched in China.
- Cook Islands one step closer to mining sea floor (original source, which was down at time of posting).
- Deep sea mining decisions: Approaching the point of no return.
- World’s First Deepsea Mining Support Vessel Launched.
- Yet another response to that New York Times editorial: To Save the World’s Coral Reefs, Bigger – and Smaller – Are Better.
- This week in Whales:
- So, You Want to Live in the Water? A Tale of Why Aquatic Mammals are So Big.
- It turns out A Deeper Sea is more accurate than we thought: The Great Dolphin-Human War Is Inching Closer.
- Everything Is Going Wrong for North Atlantic Right Whales This Year.
- This Badass Woman Explores the Deep Sea to Help Us Save It.
- By imagining ships as migratory animals, scientists have a new way of thinking about how invasive species get around: The Migration of the Supertankers.
- Fish Crossing Genetic Borders as Oceans Warm.
- These are a few of my favorite things: Here’s What Protects Shipwrecks From Looters and Hacks.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Carminati and friends (2017) Conduino: Affordable and high-resolution multichannel water conductivity sensor using micro USB connectors. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2017.05.184.
- Bonsell and Dunton (2018) Long-term patterns of benthic irradiance and kelp production in the central Beaufort sea reveal implications of warming for Arctic inner shelves. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.02.016.
- It’s Christina’s first published thesis chapter! Go congratulate her!
- Gearty and friends (2018) Energetic tradeoffs control the size distribution of aquatic mammals. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1712629115.
- Hartwell and friends (2018) Clusters of deep-sea egg-brooding octopods associated with warm fluid discharge: an ill-fated fragment of a larger, discrete population? DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2018.03.011.
- Hui and friends (2018) Adaptation to the deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps: insights from the transcriptomes of Alvinocaris longirostris in both environments. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2018.03.014.
- Loss and Marra (2018) Merchants of doubt in the free‐ranging cat conflict. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13085.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- The Special Challenges of Being Both a Scientist and a Mom.
- There is Shit Going On but it’s not my story to tell.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- I’m currently still working my way through both The Odyssey as translated by Emily Wilson and the sublimely weird A Deeper Sea by Alexander Jablokov. You really do need to read them both.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Sailing by Starlight: the lost art of celestial navigation.
- Gliding on starlight: Celestial Navigation for Martian Explorers.
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