Muster (updates from the blog)
- Southern Fried Science has a fresh, new, mobile friendly look! Let us know what you think in the comments.
- We welcomed two new writers in as many months! Please give a huge welcome to Angelo Villagomez and Rachel Pendergrass. Check out their first articles:
- Spotted in the Chesapeake: We met a friendly Northern Water Snake swimming around the Bay this weekend. Northern Water Snakes are common and completely harmless. If you see one, just say “Hi” and let them be.
Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Yale study: Newspaper op-eds change minds and The Long-lasting Effects of Newspaper Op-Eds on Public Opinion. Scientists and conservationists, this summer, make an effort to publish a Letter to the Editor or OpEd in your local paper. If you’ve done so, please leave a link to it in the comments.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
“One old gill net found wedged between rocks off the coast of the San Juan Islands reportedly sat atop a pile of marine bird and mammal bones that was three feet deep.”
- This Woods Hole robot submarine found a 300-year-old Spanish galleon that may contain billions in treasure.
- It’s been far, far too long since we had a really good boat launch fail. Don’t worry, the crane operator bailed out before the flip and is fine.
The Levee (A featured project that emerged from Oceandotcomm)
- Andrew Lewin recorded an entire podcast season during Oceandotcomm. Check out the first three episodes!
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- This week in deep-sea mining:
- East Greenland’s Inuit Hunters Are Teaching Scientists About Polar Bears.
- How are your fisheries doing? From our friends at the Fisheries Blog, it’s the 2018 NOAA’s Status of Stocks!
- This week in Pirates!
- More incredible reporting and storytelling from Ed Yong: How a Pyramid Scheme Doomed the World’s Largest Amphibians.
- It’s a start: Lionfish Challenge begins with 15,000 invasive fish removed from Florida waters.
- Mappers Look to Chart World’s Ocean Floor by 2030.
- This is a great headline: Scientists on the hunt for blood-sucking sea lampreys in metro Detroit.
- The Incredibly Tricky Task of Measuring All Life on Earth. Spoilers: it’s really not that easy.
- This dude is a good dude: Fishmonger buys 70-pound octopus just to set it free.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Parsons and Rose (2018) The Blackfish Effect: Corporate and Policy Change in the Face of Changing Public Opinion on Captive Cetaceans. DOI: 10.3727/154427318X15225564602926.
- Barroso and friends (2018) A new species of xylophylic fireworm (Annelida: Amphinomidae: Cryptonome) from deep-sea wood falls in the SW Atlantic. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2018.05.005.
- Bourne and friends (2018) Marine Invasion Genomics: Revealing Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of Biological Invasions. DOI: 10.1007/13836_2018_21.
- Bar-On and friends (2018) The biomass distribution on Earth. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1711842115.
- THESIS: Eilertsen (2018) Evolutionary history, connectivity and habitat-use of annelids from deep-sea chemosynthesis-based ecosystems, with an emphasis on the Arctic mid-Ocean Ridge and the Nordic Seas. DOI: N/A.
- Gissi and friends (2018) Un-gendering the ocean: Why women matter in ocean governance for sustainability. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.05.020.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade.
- America’s Secret Submarine: An Insider’s Account of the Cold War’s Undercover Nuclear Sub by Lee Vyborny and Don Davis.
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