Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Have you ever wanted to hunt for meteorites in the Great Lakes using underwater robots? Yes? Well, guess what? Now you can! Join along with the ROV Meteorite Hunt on OpenExplorer!
- If the Great Lakes are a little too chilly for you, maybe consider joining SFS Super Fan Joey Meier and his students at Polk State on their journey to Guadalupe!
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Looking for an opportunity to learn the art of leading an ocean research expedition? Application for the 2017 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise is now open! I did it in 2015 and it is still one of the highlights of my career. Read about last year’s experience, here: All Hands on Deck: Life onboard a floating laboratory on the Great Lakes.
- World’s First Deep-Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019. Frankly, I’m skeptical. But if you’re wondering why these mining ventures keep getting more extreme, check the tiny computer in your pocket.
- Related: The Great Nevada Lithium Rush to Fuel the New Economy.
- Angelo talks about the long an tortuous process of protecting the world’s deepest trench and surrounding water: Addressing Monumental Frustrations.
- Deep Sea News is ready for the resistance: The Ocean Lover’s Guide to Contacting Your Elected Officials.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Brooke and friends (2017) Seabird population changes following mammal eradications on islands. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12344.
- Molodtsova and Opresko (2017) Black corals (Anthozoa: Antipatharia) of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. DOI: 10.1007/s12526-017-0659-6
- Ma and friends (2017) A New Procedure for Deep Sea Mining Tailings Disposal. DOI: 10.3390/min7040047.
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