Fog Horn (A Call to Action)
- #IAmSeaGrant. Despite being one of the most bipartisan research programs in the United States, with a huge return on investment for coastal communities and businesses, Sea Grant is under attack from the current administration. Deep Sea News has been collecting stories from marine researchers who’ve benefited from Sea Grant programs: Ben Wetherill, Nyssa Silbiger, and Christy Bowles.
- 27 National Monuments are under review by the Department of the Interior. Our Nation Monuments are our National Treasures. Don’t let them be sold to the highest bidder! Submit formal public comments on the DOI Monument Review and make your voice heard.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Zach Weinersmith has perfectly capture the essence of what it is to be a marine biologist in the United States right now. Pure. Abyssal. Horror.
- The Deep Sea News crew is at sea, and Dr. Craig and his team did a hilarious, fascinating, informative Ask Me Anything over at Reddit. Worth reading the whole thread, even though it’s done for now.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Ah, the perennial question: Are Most Shark Attacks Caused by Women on Their Periods? Spoilers: since only 6% of shark attacks involve women, the answer is obviously no.
- Boat captain rescues the luckiest great white in the ocean by disentangling it from fishing gear. That’s one gutsy rescuer!
- Some Dolphins Are Bad Divers. Hakai Magazine bring the “dolphins aren’t as good as you think they are” heat.
- In other dolphins are dorks news: Giant octopus suffocates foolhardy dolphin that tried to eat it.
- The Gulf of Mexico is weird. New Seafloor Map Reveals Just How Strange the Gulf of Mexico Is.
- Somali Pirates Hijack Iranian Fishing Vessel to Attack Bigger Ships.
- oceanbites asks the tough questions: Can Ecotourism influence sharks?
- Can we really eat invasive species into submission? Probably not.
- Nautilus CEO explains experimental undersea mining. Papua New Guinea Mine Watch is definitely an anti-mining website, but they do a good job posting articles from PNG sources that don’t reach the wider internet.
- Trident is coming, and it will blow your minds! Submersible Drone Can Reach a Depth of 100 Meters.
- This is really good punning from Hakai Magazine: The Shellfish Gene.
- It took four years lying underwater to get a perfect shot of a Eurasian beaver. This picture is really cool. The oh-so-original responses on Twitter cracking beaver jokes are not.
- Seafood Is Getting Less Nutritious: Ocean warming and acidification are hurting the nutritional value—and the taste—of some seafood.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Hackerott and friends (2017) Invasive lionfish had no measurable effect on prey fish community structure across the Belizean Barrier Reef. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3270.
- Zhao and friends (2017) Chinese women seafarers: A case study of the women cadets in Shanghai. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.027.
- Ding and friends (2017) Vulnerability to impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and food security. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.011.
- Turner and friends (2017) Stakeholder perspectives on the importance of rare-species research for deep-sea environmental management. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.05.004.
- Kim (2017) Should deep seabed mining be allowed? DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.010.
- Mestre and friends (2017) Environmental hazard assessment of a marine mine tailings deposit site and potential implications for deep-sea mining. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.05.027.
- Rodgers and friends (2017) Effectiveness of coral relocation as a mitigation strategy in Kāne‘ohe Bay, Hawai‘i. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3346.
- Corte and friends (2017) Storm effects on intertidal invertebrates: increased beta diversity of few individuals and species. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3360.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- I am still working my way through Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken. This really is a deep, surprisingly accessible, incredibly valuable resource for anyone working on or worried about climate change. And it’s beautifully produced.
- If you’re following me on Twitter, you’ve probably already caught my regular Aquaman Thing. Read Aquaman comics, it’s good for the sole.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- One of my old favorites: Sailing by Starlight: the lost art of celestial navigation.
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