Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Sign up for AfricaOSH: The Africa Open Science Hardware Gathering and meet some of the most incredible, innovative technologists in the world!
- Remember when the disability community put their bodies on the line to defend the Affordable Care Act? Remember the videos of people in wheelchairs being handcuffed outside Mitch McConnell’s office? Last week, the House voted to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act. There’s no bill in the Senate yet, but the time to mobilize is now. Call your Senators and defend the ADA.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- In the annuals of obvious thing that still need to be said: protecting wild places is better for Americans and better for the economy than strip mining them. Outdoor Recreation Is a Bigger Economic Booster Than Mining.
- The Cousteau Society shares a great little clip of all the great Cousteau tech.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- This week in deep-sea mining:
- ‘Science needs to catch up’: Deep sea mining looms over unstudied ecosystems.
- Popular Mechanics published an entirely un-critical de facto press release for deep-sea mining: Giant Robots Are the Future of Underwater Mining.
- Brandon Keim wants you to know that seabird poop deserves some respect.
- Take an Exhilarating Trip on the Back of a Minke Whale.
- More things that aren’t surprising: U.S. Economy Is at Risk Amid Immigration Curbs, Maersk CEO Says.
- This week in nature emoji:
- How the new mozzie emoji can create buzz to battle mosquito-borne disease.
- Scientists Are Annoyed by This Pretty Big Flaw in The New DNA Emoji and it’s hilarious to me that they illustrated it with every genetcists second major pet-peeve in illustrating DNA: too many bases per turn (also, every platform makes their own art, so there’s no One True Emoji).
- Seafloor Exposed by Massive Antarctic Iceberg Is About to Get First Visitors. I’ve got friends on this cruise! Hi guys!
- New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Has Accelerated.
- Want to fight climate change? Stay home.
- This Scientist Stands Between Scott Pruitt and the Destruction of the EPA’s Advisory Boards.
- This is a photo of a single atom. You may now proceed with being awed.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Sağlam and friends (2018) Best available science still supports an ancient common origin of Devils Hole and Devils Hole pupfish. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14502.
- Devey and friends (2018) Habitat characterization of the Vema Fracture Zone and Puerto Rico Trench. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.02.003.
- Du Preez and Fisher (2018) Long-Term Stability of Back-Arc Basin Hydrothermal Vents. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00054.
- Kalenitchenko and friends (2018) Ultra-rare marine microbes contribute to key sulfur related ecosystem functions. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14513.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- A hearty welcome to Pew’s newest Marine Fellows! 8 distinguished international scientists and conservationists selected.
- Got milk? When packing for a conference requires remembering the breast pump. Reminder: Not only does the Fifth International Marine Conservation Congress offer childcare, but we’re hosting an entire children’s conservation congress right alongside!
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
We’re prepping to launch some fun new projects over the next month. For a hint and to get ready for some adventure, you might want to pick up:
- Latitude Hooks and Azimuth Rings: How to Build and Use 18 Traditional Navigational Tools by Dennis Fisher.
- The Lo-Tech Navigator by Tony Crowley.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Sailing by Starlight: the lost art of celestial navigation.
- Gliding on starlight: Celestial Navigation for Martian Explorers.
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.