Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
This week in deep-sea mining:
- Seabed-Mining Foes Press U.N. to Weigh Climate Impacts. Minerals used in electronics are found on the seafloor, but disturbing them could release carbon.
- Red List: Extinction threat to overlooked species.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for the Merchant Marine
- Discard Studies with an incredibly important dissection of the Tragedy of the Commons: The Tragedy of the Tragedy of the commons.
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- Lobstermen and women rally against industry regulations, right whale deaths
- From California to Alaska, animals born during the infamous Blob are coming of age.
- Poor shark was slowly sliced open by plastic ring she got stuck around her neck as a baby.
- We just can’t win. Another Thing Killing Coral Reefs: Our Poop.
- Pirates Kidnap Ten Turkish Sailors Off Nigeria.
- What’s Killing Seabirds in the Bering Sea?
- Not Good: From over 100,000 species assessments in IUCN update, zero improvements.
- The Short Life and Strange Death of Maryland’s Ghost Fleet. The long-languishing ships of Mallows Bay are getting a second life as a National Marine Sanctuary.
- Global shipping industry at risk of asset stranding.
- Scientists Wrote a Eulogy for Iceland’s First Glacier Lost to Climate Change
- Florida homes invaded by scurrying onslaught of land crabs.
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