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seabirds

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 […]

Intertidal spiders and starfish night vision: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, February 22nd, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingFebruary 22, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Jessica Meeuwig, the Director of the UWA Centre for Marine Futures, on twitter. Check out #WowScienceFact, a science communication hashtag game that I started!  Ocean tides could have driven ancient fish to walk. By Alexandra Witze, for Nature News. Spoils (long reads and deep dives): Webs under water: the bizarre lives […]

Seagrass restoration, seabirds, and sea turducken! Thursday Afternoon Dredging: November 2, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingNovember 2, 2017

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Watch this skate seen on a SCUBA dive in Scotland! Video by Catherine Hollingdale Follow fish parasitologist Isaure de Buron on twitter! Judge halts Hawaii aquarium fishing until environmental review. By the AP. There are more fish in the sea, because the Magnusson-Stevens Act is working. By George Leonard, for the Ocean […]

Reducing seabird bycatch, rescuing vaquita, and cod comebacks: Thursday Afternoon Dredging: October 26, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingOctober 26, 2017

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Watch aquarists at the PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh zoo target train a zebra shark so it comes when it’s called Follow PNG Sharks and Rays, a twitter account associated with a project studying “one of the last frontiers of marine biodiversity research,” on twitter. 5 things you should know about the […]

Shrinking fish, shipstrikes, and tracking Putin by wildlife. Thursday Afternoon Dredging: August 24th, 2017

Thursday Afternoon DredgingAugust 24, 2017

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Watch this basking shark feed in a video from Basking Shark Scotland Follow Ting-Chun Kuo, a seahorse conservationist who just defended her Ph.D., on twitter! Climate change is shrinking fish. By Craig Welch, for National Geographic. More whales are dying from shipstrikes then previously believed, because some sink. By KCBS news. Scientists […]

Fun Science FRIEDay – Osprey Version of the Truman Show #ospreycam

biology, ecology, Fun Science Friday, Natural Science, UncategorizedApril 15, 2016

Do you ever get that feeling that you are being watched? I imagine that is what the ospreys at the nesting platform at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) must feel, if they notice at all. These birds have a camera that is trained on their nest 24/7 during the osprey breeding season (generally from mid-March […]