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climate change

Invisible squid and fish with glowing eye spikes: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, April 5th, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingApril 5, 20180

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Louise Chavarie, an Arctic aquatic ecologist, on twitter! A squid-skin inspired invisibility cloak. From Nature News research updates. Underwater noise pollution disturbs fish, too. From CBC News. NOAA publishes list of global fisheries and their risks to marine mammals. By John Cannon, for MongaBay Antarctic ice melting faster than thought. By […]

Giant whales and collapsing cod stocks: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 29th, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 29, 20180

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow shark and ray biologist Jeremy Vaudo on twitter! Science may have a reason why whales get so big. By Carrie Arnold, for National Geographic. Paleo profile: The fish from China. By Brian Switek, for Scientific American. Mass stranding in Australia claims 130 whales. Video, for the Guardian. Spoils (long reads and […]

Endangered turtles and fish venom: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 15, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 15, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow marine conservation biologist Julia Spaet on twitter! Nearly half of freshwater turtles are at risk of extinction. By John Platt, for Revelator. Fishing bots “going dark” raise suspicion of illegal fishing. By Scott Neuman, for NPR. Ocean sensors can track progress on climate goals. By Joellen Russell, for Nature News. Spoils (long […]

Intertidal spiders and starfish night vision: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, February 22nd, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingFebruary 22, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Jessica Meeuwig, the Director of the UWA Centre for Marine Futures, on twitter. Check out #WowScienceFact, a science communication hashtag game that I started!  Ocean tides could have driven ancient fish to walk. By Alexandra Witze, for Nature News. Spoils (long reads and deep dives): Webs under water: the bizarre lives […]

Open Science in Africa, defend the ADA, the value of the outdoors, Minke whale rides, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: February 19, 2018.

Monday Morning SalvageFebruary 19, 2018

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 […]

Walking fish and microbe warfare: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, February 15, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingFebruary 15, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Katelyn Heman, a marine conservation biologist working at the Georgia Aquarium, on twitter! What this walking fish can teach us about evolution. By Sarah Gibbens, for National Geographic Fish forego sleep thanks to this molecule in their brain. From Nature’s Animal Behavior news. Microplastics pollute even the most remote parts of […]

Skate saunas, clone armies, deep news from deep-sea mining, an ocean of plastic, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: February 12, 2018.

Monday Morning SalvageFebruary 12, 2018

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 […]

Texting about ichthyology and climate change’s effects on indigenous culture: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, February 1st, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingFebruary 1, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Skye Augustine, a marine biologist studying traditional indigenous fisheries management practices, on twitter! A plate of lies: seafood mislabeling. By Meghan Fox, for the Fisheries Blog. 2017 was the hottest year yet for the world’s oceans. By Sarah Gibbens, for National Geographic. Helping sound out of water: new materials could help […]

Science as graphic novel, baby eels, anglerfish emoji, drone ocean rescue, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: January 22, 2018.

Monday Morning SalvageJanuary 22, 2018

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) The US Government is shut down. This is not great news for science (at the moment, my project to train ROV technicians and deliver 5 – 10 observation-class underwater robots to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is on hold pending resolution). Call you congressperson and give them […]