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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 […]

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 […]

Fun Science FRIEDay – Harnessing Synthetic Biology to Fight Ocean Pollution

#OceanOptimism, Conservation, Environmentalism, Fun Science Friday, marine science, Natural Science, Science, toxicologyDecember 16, 2016

Plastics, more importantly microplastics, clog our oceans. This phenomena in the ocean has been likened to smog around cities. These plastic particles are dangerous because they can absorb toxins, subsequently be consumed by zooplankton and invertebrates, and bioaccumluate up the food web to fish that are consumed by humans. A study in Nature found that 25 percent […]