Fog Horn (A Call to Action)
- Science Communication folks! Are you ready for OceanDotComm? Register now!
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Go shark diving with OpenROV Trident and maybe get a bit too close an personal with a great white shark.
- Yes, that is the esophagus of a great white shark, in the wild. No, you should not attempt to replicate this experience.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- U.S. Government Report Says ‘Extremely Likely’ that Humans Are Causing Global Temperatures to Rise. At some point, the science becomes unspinnable. Global Warming is real and it’s caused by us.
- We reached out to senior advisers in the current administration for comment. They had this to say:
- Ok, that last one was actually a beluga whale trying to mimic human speech, but you get the idea.
- A cocktail of contaminants: why environmental toxicologists are moving away from single-chemical science from the Fisheries Blog.
- This is neat. I didn’t realize Island of the Blue Dolphin had a real story behind it: The true story that inspired Island of the Blue Dolphins.
- Offshore wind farms could change ocean ecosystems in unexpected ways.
- The Narwhal was within you, all along: Where Do the Most Narwhals Live?
- Vaquita News. Sink or swim: Duke researchers fight to save most endangered marine mammal.
- This is fine, I’m sure, I mean, the music is just so happy. China Tests New “Island Builder” Dredge.
- Unrelated to the previous item: Coastal cities struggle with poopy shorelines, mostly from their own citizens.
- How a 672,000-Gallon Oil Spill Was Nearly Invisible.
- Here’s What We’ve Learned About Hurricanes Since Sandy. Scientists understand a lot more about how climate change affects extreme weather.
- To understand the true impact of livestock farming, we need to get more personal with cows. I am 100% for spending more time with cows. Cows are great.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Hind and friends (2015) Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00086.
- Abrahms and friends (2017) Climate mediates the success of migration strategies in a marine predator. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12871.
- Browning and friends (2017) Predicting animal behaviour using deep learning: GPS data alone accurately predict diving in seabirds. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12926.
- Provost and friends (2017) Resolving a phylogenetic hypothesis for parrots: implications from systematics to conservation. DOI: 10.1080/01584197.2017.1387030.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Deep Sea News takes on the last study of Twitter, SciComm, and Citations: Will Tweeting About Your Research Paper Get You More Citations? Meh.
- The GOP Tax Plan would be a disaster for Higher Ed, for both STEM and Humanities scholars. Republican Tax Proposal Gets Failing Grade From Higher-Ed Groups.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate by Zoe Quinn.
- Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
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