Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
Once again, delegates from around the world will gather in Kingston, Jamaica to negotiate the future of the deep sea. It’s Part II of the 25th Session of the International Seabed Authority. Watch, Live!
Need to catch upon the last 25 years of deep-sea mining, exploration, and policy? The Deep-sea Mining Observer has you covered! Read through archives and back-issues, here: Deep-sea Mining Observer.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- It’s been over 15 years since we’ve had a new National Marine Sanctuary. Say hello to Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary.
- Russian nuclear submarine: Norway finds big radiation leak. Good thing we had our favorite nuclear anthropologist discuss what to do when you find a nuke in the ocean for last month’s Deep-sea Mining Observer.
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- Five Questions For All Fish Scientists.
- ‘Ghost’ Fishing Gear Is a Bigger Threat to Sharks Than We Realized.
- The Cure to the Tragedy of the Commons? Cooperation: When fishers communicate openly, coral reefs win.
- 13/10. This is a very good crab. Scientists Spot Deep-Sea Crab Feeding on ‘Fish Egg Buffet’.
- The fight for the seabed will shape our relationship with nature forever.
- Watch a tiny worm make one of the loudest sounds in the ocean.
- Black Girl Magic! Here’s How A Black Ariel Can Help Us Save The Ocean.
- Just look at these smug coastal elites. Semi-Submersible Drug Smuggling Vessel Stopped (2019).
- Treasures of the Deep. A free children’s book about deep-sea mining from The Commonwealth.
- Yong of the Year: The Story of Humans and Neanderthals in Europe Is Being Rewritten.
- It’s chicken, rather than beef. Choosing one over the other will halve your dietary carbon footprint.
- Help climate scientists by transcribing weather data from old ships’ logs.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Van Dover (2019) Inactive Sulfide Ecosystems in the Deep Sea: A Review. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00461.
- Murillo-Posada and friends (2019) Factors affecting relative abundance of low-mobility fishing resources: spiny lobster in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.7278.
- Cruz-Castán and friends (2019) A possible new spawning area for Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus): the first histologic evidence of reproductive activity in the southern Gulf of Mexico. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.7187.
- Rafiq and friends (2019) OpenDropOff: An open‐source, low‐cost drop‐off unit for animal‐borne devices. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13231.
- Oommen and friends (2019) The fatal flaws of compassionate conservation. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13329.
- (THESIS) Luise Paul (2019) Biogeochemistry of Pacific deep-sea sediments and potential impacts of deep-sea polymetallic nodule mining. DOI: urn:nbn:de:gbv:579-opus-1008772
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- This is really, really bad, folks: Science offices throughout U.S. government closing under Trump at alarming rate.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- The Geopolitics of Deep Oceans by John Hannigan.
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