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Frisky Anglerfish, Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors, Make for the Planet Borneo, Sea Cucumber Mafia, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: March 26, 2018

Monday Morning SalvageMarch 26, 2018

Foghorn (A Call to Action!) Sign up for Make for the Planet Borneo and help push forward the next generation of conservation technology! Announcing the Con X Tech Prize for Hacking Extinction! Apply for funding to create a working hardware prototype and win up to $20,000 in awards. Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) […]

Migrating mullet and expanding garbage patches: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 22, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 22, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow science illustrator Bethann Garramon Merkle on twitter! Great Pacific Garbage Patch is sprawling with more debris than thought. By Oliver Milman, for the Guardian. In Bali fish die-off, a human hand is suspected. By Luh De Suriyana, for MongaBay. Spoils (long reads and deep dives): Mullet Mania. By Michael Patrick O’Neill, […]

Charm City’s Water Wheel: The first truly feasible ocean cleaning array is already afloat

Conservation, EnvironmentalismJuly 14, 2014

Ocean plastic is bad news. Last week we were learned that not only did every ocean have its own, personal garbage gyre, but that a huge amount of plastic is “missing” from the ocean–that is, it has been incorporated into the ecosystem in ways we don’t yet understand. While there is plenty of misinformation floating around out […]

Mermaids do not exist, and five other important things people should, but do not, know about the ocean

fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, SustainabilityJune 5, 2012

Last week, Animal Planet aired a fictional mockumentary about mermaids. From an educational perspective, it was a disaster that was rightfully described as “the rotting carcass of science television” by Brian Switek. As Dr. M on Deep Sea News pointed out, one of the troubling results of this TV special was the discovery that some […]