Happy Monday-est Monday!
Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- This is the final week to get you abstracts in for the International Marine Conservation Congress, the premier ocean conservation conference, coming to you from Kuching, Malaysia this June! We got a cracking good symposium on human impacts in the deep sea and plenty of travel grants available for researchers in need. And, for the first time, we’ll be hosting Make for the Planet, Borneo!
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- An outstanding piece on exploitation in the high seas by Jeff Marlow. The High Seas Are Being Exploited. Exploration Must Keep Pace.
- This is a thing that happened:
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Explore! Rescue! Protect! What would it cost to fund the Octonauts’ undersea adventures?
- This week in looking at poop from above:
- Coast Guard: Containership Loses About 70 Containers Overboard Off U.S. East Coast and now U.S. Authorities Monitoring 76 Containers Lost from Maersk Ship Off North Carolina.
- The Largest Pacific Salmon Are Vanishing. Are Killer Whales the Cause?
- Bad news: Omega 3s don’t confer any significant health benefits; good news: They’re mostly harmless (except, of course, if you’re a menhaden being massively overfished for a product that’s entirely pointless). Ditch the fish oil supplements.
- Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Carrier USS Lexington.
- Notice to Mariners: Changes to NOAA Marine Products Could Make Heavy Weather Avoidance More Difficult.
- Smartphone apps launched to report alien fish and jellyfish.
- Another good reason not to do weird stunts with pointless cars in space. Bacteria Is Why The Space Tesla Could Really Mess Up A Planet (If It Ever Hits A Planet).
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Our own phenomenal Dr. Chris Parsons! Parsons (2018) Impacts of Navy Sonar on Whales and Dolphins: Now beyond a Smoking Gun? DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00295.
- Caselle and friends (2018) Marine management affects the invasion success of a non-native species in a temperate reef system in California, USA. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12869.
- Lü and friends (2018) Post-natal parental care in a Cretaceous diapsid from northeastern China. DOI: 10.1007/s12303-014-0047-1.
- Tilot and friends (2018) The Benthic Megafaunal Assemblages of the CCZ (Eastern Pacific) and an Approach to their Management in the Face of Threatened Anthropogenic Impacts. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00007.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Ocean researchers are among those inspired by science fiction to tell diverse tales of the future. Learn to tell science stories.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Genetically engineered flesh-eating ants try to take of the world in Chuck Wendig’s Invasive.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
Feel free to share your own Foghorns, Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, Shipping News, Driftwood, and Derelicts in the comments below. If you enjoy Southern Fried Science, consider contributing to our Patreon campaign. For just $5 per month, you can support the SFS Writers Fund, which helps compensate your favorite ocean science and conservation bloggers for their efforts.