Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- I want you to have amazing adventures with underwater robots. That’s why Nat Geo and OpenROV are giving away 1000 robot submarines!
- National Geographic Announces Initiative to Donate 1,000 Underwater Drones to Explore the Ocean.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Get inspired with the latest TED Talk for OpenROV visionary David Lang.
- Teen scientists went looking for meteorites in the Great Lakes. They found another type of alien.
The Gam (conversations from the ocean-podcasting world)
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- oceanbites continues to put out some of the best ocean science stories and their headline game is solid: Beyond cannibalism, can tide pools help explain the universe?
- Divers remove wet wipes from Charleston Water Treatment Plant after massive backup. Eww.
- How ancient whales lost their teeth—and turned into the world’s biggest living filters.
- Hakai continues their fun series on Coastal Jobs: Driftwood Artist.
- Infrastructure matters, folks. How a giant water tunnel saved downtown San Antonio during the flood of ’98.
- First ever video footage of a humpback whale calf nursing.
- In Iceland, activists, industry are waging war over commercial whaling.
- Scientists Catch Rare Glimpses of the Endangered Vaquita. I catch common glimpse of the New York Times’s paywall.
- Hunting for debris in the Arabian Sea: Pakistani divers are clearing old fishing nets but a longer-term solution is needed.
- I love these little joyblobs. Mesmerizing Deep-Sea “Headless Chicken Monster” Filmed in the Southern Ocean.
- Earther pulls no punches. The Biggest Organism on Earth Is Dying, and It’s Our Fault.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Chaput and friends (2018) Near-Surface Environmentally Forced Changes in the Ross Ice Shelf Observed With Ambient Seismic Noise. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL079665.
- Juliani and Ellefmo (2018) Resource assessment of undiscovered seafloor massive sulfide deposits on an Arctic mid-ocean ridge: Application of grade and tonnage models. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.10.002.
- Zereik and friends (2018) Challenges and future trends in marine robotics. DOI: 10.1016/j.arcontrol.2018.10.002.
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