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Smart phones are worse than you think, SeaWorld takes a dive, this week in deep-sea mining, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: April 9, 2018

Monday Morning SalvageApril 9, 20180

Foghorn (A Call to Action!) Stop raising awareness already (and start translating information into action). Scott Pruitt still has a job [As of 16:59 on 4/8/2018 ~Ed.]. A Running List of Wild Shit Scott Pruitt Hasn’t Been Fired For (Yet). What to up you outreach skills? Sign up for Andrew Lewin’s Podcasting for Environmental Communications course. Flotsam […]

Invisible squid and fish with glowing eye spikes: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, April 5th, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingApril 5, 20180

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Louise Chavarie, an Arctic aquatic ecologist, on twitter! A squid-skin inspired invisibility cloak. From Nature News research updates. Underwater noise pollution disturbs fish, too. From CBC News. NOAA publishes list of global fisheries and their risks to marine mammals. By John Cannon, for MongaBay Antarctic ice melting faster than thought. By […]

Giant whales and collapsing cod stocks: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 29th, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 29, 20180

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow shark and ray biologist Jeremy Vaudo on twitter! Science may have a reason why whales get so big. By Carrie Arnold, for National Geographic. Paleo profile: The fish from China. By Brian Switek, for Scientific American. Mass stranding in Australia claims 130 whales. Video, for the Guardian. Spoils (long reads and […]

Giant penguin colonies and tiny squid: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, March 8th, 2018

Thursday Afternoon DredgingMarch 8, 2018

Cuttings (short and sweet):  Follow Travis Tai, a graduate student studying climate change and fisheries, on twitter! Thumbnail-sized pygmy squid discovered in Australia. By Shreya Dasgupta, for MongaBay. This octopus is 40,000 times heavier than its mate. By Liz Langley, for National Geographic. Seal poo reveals plastic’s path in the sea. Nature research highlights. Grass is […]

The hunt for Soviet submarines, a 5-foot-long shipworm, the impossibilities of deep-sea mining, and more! Massive Monday Morning Salvage: March 5, 2018.

Monday Morning SalvageMarch 5, 2018

Foghorn (A Call to Action!) Subscribe to the Chesapeake Bay Journal (it’s free)! The venerable grey lady of the Bay survived the EPA’s attempt to defund them. Consider sending a few dollars to the journal, too. If you’re filing MD taxes this year, you can earmark some of you return to Chesapeake Bay programs. Flotsam […]

A shark for all floods, Crowdfunding scams, old fish, bold fish, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: September 18, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageSeptember 18, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) The fight for our Marine National Monuments isn’t over. We finally know *some* of the contents of Zincke’s monument review memo, and it’s not great. The DOI wants to see commercial fishing return to the Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments. Longline fishing in these regions […]

Save our Marine Monuments, replace confederates with ocean animals, worlds of plastic, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: July 31, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageJuly 31, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) The deadline for comments on Marine National Monuments and National Marine Sanctuaries has been extended due to overwhelming responses. You now have until August 14, 2017 to leave a comment. Scientists, researchers, explorers, and conservationists with particular ties to the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument can sign on the […]

Learn what whale harassment looks like (GIFs)

Animal welfareMay 6, 2016

It’s nearly summer, which means the shores will soon be filled with SUP boards, drones, and self-professed whale whisperers.  This authentic lifestyle is an obnoxious time for marine mammals, and soon your online feeds will be flooded with aerial footage of people “sharing the water” with marine megafauna.  Some of these shots are innocent but an […]