Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Mr. Trashwheel, who has the best social media game in town. How can anyone compete with a garbage-eating floating waterwheel who’s Reddit AMA is this on point?
- You can read more about Mr. Trashwheel and the awesome, new, Prof. Trashwheel here: ‘Professor Trash Wheel’ makes its debut in Canton.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- It’s not enough that we have a whale-blow-collecting robot named SnotBot. We also need to have high school hardware hackers fixing problems with the whale-blow-collecting robot named SnotBot.
- The ocean is crisscrossed with submerged cables that carry power and data. We never really think about them until they fail. How a Loose Anchor Cut Up Britain’s Power Link With France.
- Do you think a career at sea is the life for you? MATE is looking for 12 new student interns to join them for 2 to 12 weeks of on-site, hands-on experience. And yes, they are paid.
- A Story of Climate Change Told In 15 Graphs from our friends at Deep Sea News.
- Science has one of the highest returns on investment of any government spending. The Wall Street Journal digs into the Dividends of Funding Basic Science.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Our own Dr. Chuck Bangley’s thesis is now online. Read it! Delination of Coastal Shark Habitat within North Carolina Waters Using Acoustic Telemetry, Fisher-Independent Surveys, and Local Ecological Knowledge.
- Neusser and friends (2016) The unique deep sea—land connection: interactive 3D visualization and molecular phylogeny of Bathyhedyle boucheti n. sp. (Bathyhedylidae n. fam.)—the first panpulmonate slug from bathyal zones. PeerJ. 4:e2738.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- The original article about the bathyscaphe Trieste’s legendary dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, from a 1960 issue of Life Magazine. What, you all don’t have a collection of classic popular literature from the deep history of your research field?
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- This week I found myself wondering “what the heck is a Saipanda?!” Angelo from the Saipan Blog answered that almost a decade ago.
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