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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 […]

Parasitic barnacles, a code of conduct for marine conservation, #BillMeetScienceTwitter, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: May 22, 2017.

Monday Morning SalvageMay 22, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) 27 National Monuments are under review by the Department of the Interior. Our Nation Monuments are our National Treasures. Don’t let them be sold to the highest bidder! Submit formal public comments on the DOI Monument Review and make your voice heard. Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) This […]

Ocean Kickstarter of the Month: New Robot to Explore the Depths of Yellowstone Lake

Ocean KickstarterApril 14, 2016

We are engineers and explorers who plan to help Yellowstone scientists make what could be tomorrow’s greatest discoveries. New Robot to Explore the Depths of Yellowstone Lake The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration is a non-profit engineering group that designs and builds robots to explore the world’s oceans and large lakes. They are trying to build Yogi, […]

Bring the trench to the bench or bring the bench to the trench? The future of deep-sea exploration

deep sea, Life in the Lab, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceJanuary 15, 2013

Newsweek, in is new and impressive digital format, released a series of articles this week on deep-sea exploration, the challenges of human occupied and remotely-operated vehicles, and the decline in funding for ocean science, particularly in the deep sea. The main article, The Last Dive? Funding for Human Expeditions in the Ocean May Have Run Aground, […]

I sing the praise of my robot underlings, the workhorses of deep sea exploration

deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceMarch 28, 2012

James Cameron’s triumphant dive and (equally important) return from the Challenger Deep is a landmark achievement. In 62 years, only 3 people have ever visited the bottom of the Mariana Trench. While budgets for scientific exploration have been cut across the board, Cameron ponied up tens of millions to build only the second human-occupied submersible capable of reaching those […]