Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Come back to the Mariana Trench with me! I’ve taken the almost ten hours of assorted dive footage from our adventures in Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and Guam and edited it down to just the best four minutes. Share, subscribe, and enjoy!
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Urban mining is now a thing. Engineers say e-waste is richer than ore pulled from the ground.
- I’ve never had puffin, but I’ve heard that they’re delicious. They may soon be off the menu for good: The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner.
- Oceanbites digs in to a new paper by Nick Higgs and friends: All Food Does NOT Come from the Sun.
- You say you want more Mariana Trench? Well, we’ve got MORE MARIANA TRENCH! Pictures Reveal One of the Last Unexplored Places on Earth.
- Yet another example of the phenomenon we termed Climbing Mount Chernobyl: A heavily-exploited Japanese fish found sanctuary after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake – Radioactive Refuges.
- Crabs are tasty. Thanks to climate change, there may be less of them. Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab from ocean acidification.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Jarreau and Porter (2017) Science in the Social Media Age: Profiles of Science Blog Readers. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. 1-27.
- Bose and friends (2017) Traditional fisheries enforcement program: A case of three coastal villages in the eastern part of Oman. Marine Policy. 78:61-67.
- Today in awesome things that I did not see coming, a paper on neural networks co-authored by Twilight actress and director Kristen Stewart. Joshi, Stewart, and Shapiro (2017) Bringing Impressionism to Life with Neural Style Transfer in Come Swim. Pre-print. arXiv:1701.04928v1. Based on a quick calculation, Stewart now has an Erdos number of 7.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Moby Dick. The time is right to re-read The Great American novel. Join me.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Since we’re on a whale kick: A Natural History of the Starwhale and the historical origins of ‘whales as people’.
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