Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Attack of the clones! A Pet Crayfish Can Clone Itself, and It’s Spreading Around the World!
- One of the take-home points in the talk I gave last Friday is that we barely know anything about the services hydrothermal vents provide to the rest of the ocean ecosystems. Deep-sea hydrothermal vents are nurseries for skates.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- This week in Deep-sea Mining:
- This week in ocean plastics:
- Appreciate seafood? Climate change isn’t your friend.
- Fewer Vultures Could Mean a Lot More Dead Things.
- Hacked at Sea: Concerns Grow Over Lax Cybersecurity for Ships, Ports.
- The way the world catches fish defies all economic logic.
- Folks, don’t touch the coral: Tourist’s mermaid pose incites wrath over coral damage.
- Lobster Emoji/s make the cut! Maine senator claws his way to lobster emoji victory. Soon Puffin and Anglerfish.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Brost and friends (2018) A model-based solution for observational errors in laboratory studies. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12765.
- Boetius and Haeckel (2018) Mind the seafloor. DOI: 10.1126/science.aap7301.
- Vera-Escalona and friends (2018) Past, present, and future of a freshwater fish metapopulation in a threatened landscape. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13093.
- Johnston and friends (2018) A simple molecular technique for distinguishing species reveals frequent misidentification of Hawaiian corals in the genus Pocillopora. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4355.
- Salinas-de-León and friends (2018) Deep-sea hydrothermal vents as natural egg-case incubators at the Galapagos Rift. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20046-4.
- Niner and friends (2018) Deep-sea mining with no net loss of biodiversity – an impossible aim. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00053.
- Weaver and friends (2018) Environmental Risks of Deep-sea Mining. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60156-4_11.
- Cruz and friends (2018) Estimating common dolphin bycatch in the pole-and-line tuna fishery in the Azores. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4285.
- Mullineaux and friends (2018) Exploring the ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents in a metacommunity framework. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00049.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Mote Aquarium rebirth planned near I-75, helping City Island campus advance science & ‘blue economy’.
- National Science Foundation warns sexual harassment will jeopardize researchers’ grants.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Tales of an Ecotourist: What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us About Climate Change by Mike Gunter.
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