Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Stories in the Land: Tales of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.
- This masters thesis by way of illustrated volume is an absolute masterpiece.
- What Would Really Happen if Thanos Erased Half of All Life on Earth? It would not be good.
- Could floating cities be the answer to rising sea levels? I mean, no, obviously.
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- Directors exit seabed mining company.
- Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China’s Modern Icon.
- ‘We’re in Constant Crisis’: Tribal Nation Still Reeling From Last Month’s Bomb Cyclone Faces More Extreme Weather.
- Greenpeace launches ambitious pole to pole expedition in bid for Global Ocean Treaty.
- How Do You Surveil One of the Largest Marine Protected Areas on Earth?
- This week in even more coverage of Craig’s deep-sea gator.
- Meanwhile, in other seasteading news. Couple Could Face Death Penalty Over ‘Sea Home’ in Disputed Waters.
- However weird you think this story is, trust me, it’s 40% more bizarre. The “freest person in the world” faces a possible death penalty in Thailand.
- Of course it’s a bitcoin thing. An insufferably bitcoin thing.
- Orcas. The Predator That Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear.
- Social media continues to ruin everything. Don’t doxx the duck.
- Oxford watermen star in film.
- Battle at sea: Whale watchers capture blue whale’s fight to the death with orca off WA coast.
- Global Warming Effects Presenting a ‘Major Challenge’ to Carrier Schedules in Asia.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Hotaling and Kelley (2019) The rising tide of high‐quality genomic resources. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12964.
- Moshier and friends (2019) Network analysis of a stakeholder community combatting illegal wildlife trade. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13336.
- Reimer and friends (2019) Marine biodiversity research in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan: current status and trends. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6532.
- Bradford and Katikiro (2019) Fighting the tides: A review of gender and fisheries in Tanzania. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2019.04.003.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Heartbreaking and shameful. The Death of an Adjunct: Thea Hunter was a promising, brilliant scholar. And then she got trapped in academia’s permanent underclass.
- “Open access” is not synonymous with “author pays”.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- I found a first edition copy of Arthur C. Clarke’s The Songs of Distant Earth, which I absolutely love.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Remember when I wrote a novel and a novella about how terrible it would be to be a seasteader on a climate-altered Earth? Being a seasteader on a climate-altered earth would be terrible.
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