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Cecil the Lion 2 years later, spawning crayfish, and extreme ice: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: July 6th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingJuly 6, 2017

  Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch this spotted eagle ray swim in Arkive footage. Follow Samantha Leigh, a graduate student investigating (among other things) how bonnethead sharks can digest seagrass, on twitter. Cecil the lion was killed 2 years ago, and wildlife authorities still struggle to protect animals in the park where he lived. By Christina […]

Public passion for shark finning bans is great. How do we channel it towards other issues?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJanuary 9, 2014

A recent proposal in New Zealand to outlaw shark finning received more than 45,000 public comments from all over the world, a staggering amount of public interest in fisheries policy. This is great news, because though many activists don’t really know what it means, shark finning is a major threat. Shark finning may well be the most […]

This Week in the Deep

deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Science, This Week in the DeepJanuary 12, 2013

New and noteworthy publications in deep-sea science for the week of January 7, 2013. Deep Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers: Discovery of a new hydrothermal vent based on an underwater, high-resolution geophysical survey   A new hydrothermal vent site in the Southern Mariana Trough has been discovered using acoustic and magnetic surveys conducted by […]

Traveling the world in 140 characters or less: How Twitter got me a trip to New Zealand

• Uncategorized • November 7, 2011

Last May, I attended the 2nd International Marine Conservation Congresss, an interdisciplinary conference that brought together scientists, NGOs, policymakers, and interested members of the general public. It was the largest professional meeting dedicated to saving the oceans in history, and it was an honor to be a part of it. In addition to seeing old […]

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