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Snot Bots for whale health, critical dolphins, lobster considerations, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: January 15, 2018.

Monday Morning Salvage, UncategorizedJanuary 15, 2018

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) 2018 is almost certainly going to be a record year for FOIA requests. Learn how to do them right and get results thanks to Pro Publica: I’ve Sent Out 1,018 Open Records Requests, and This Is What I’ve Learned. Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) Dr. Michelle LaRue is […]

#JacquesWeek returns July 23, 2017!

#OceanOptimismJune 27, 2017

I am pleased to announce that Southern Fried Science will once again host Jacques Week, an ocean lovers’ alternative to Shark Week. Three years ago, on a bit of a whim, we launched Jacques Week, an effort to not only provide a respite from the blood-in-the-water, often fake documentaries of the premier basic cable ocean […]

#JacquesWeek Debrief: The Silent World

#SciCommJune 28, 2016

Last night, as part of #JacquesWeek, we watched The Silent World. The Silent World was Cousteau’s first feature film, was released to wide critical acclaim in 1954, and quickly vanished in a puff of weird copyright shenanigans. Most USians, even die-hard Cousteau fans, have never seen the Silent World. It’s a tough watch. In order […]

Ethical Debate: Should we have freed Willy?

Conservation, Ethical Debates, Interviews, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 29, 2010

The  death of Sea World trainer Dawn Branchaeu revived an old debate over whether it is appropriate to keep orca whales in captivity. Many people are calling for all captive orcas to be set free, but I continue to support aquariums because of the roles they serve as educators and conservationists. Although several readers have […]