Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- So many mesmerizing videos from Deep Sea News! Experience the Life of the Deep Gulf of Mexico in 20 Videos.
- This is a staggeringly beautiful image: One Great Shot: The Guillemot and the Iceberg.
- Did you lose a flash drive? NIWA might have it. They were defrosting leopard seal poo…you won’t believe what happened next!
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- Pacific navigator teaches sailors how to travel like their ancestors, featuring some of our students from the Saipan ROV program!
- Six Newly Discovered Catfish Species Have Faces Full of Tentacles.
- How Small Satellites Will Help Police Earth’s Vast Oceans.
- Russian activists raise alarm about 100 captured whales kept in Far East ‘prison’.
- Almost gone: How the Gangetic Dolphin is struggling to cope with the Ganga’s increasing salinity.
- Ghana: undercover video reveals shocking scale of fish discards.
- Scientists Will Once Again Try to Explore Alien Ecosystem Exposed by Giant Antarctic Iceberg.
- How traffickers use Chinese New Year.
- Fish Hoek beachgoers advised to respect elephant seal moulting.
- Chile’s latest marine park. The Diego Ramírez-Drake Passage park will protect endangered birds and whales
- A Faster Way to Find Illicit Fins: Slow, expensive testing has made DNA analysis a poor fit for customs agents on the hunt for protected species—but a new technique could change that.
- Waste brine – ecological problem or economic opportunity?
- Sabah whale shark died of starvation after eating plastic bag
- The Vikings Got Lucky and Hit Greenland During a Warm Spell. But it didn’t go well for them when things got cold again.
- Using social media to measure air pollution’s psychological toll.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Holubová and friends (2019) Density dependent attributes of fish aggregative behaviour. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6378.
- Longo and friends (2019) Aquaculture and the displacement of fisheries captures. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13295.
- DiBattista and friends (2019) Digging for DNA at depth: rapid universal metabarcoding surveys (RUMS) as a tool to detect coral reef biodiversity across a depth gradient. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6379.
- Balazy and Kuklinski (2019) Year‐to‐year variability of epifaunal assemblages on a mobile hard substrate—Case study from high latitudes. DOI: 10.1111/maec.12533.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
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