Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- This year’s Jairo Mora Sandoval Award for Courage in Conservation goes to Patima Tungpuchayakul! Between August 2014 and October 2016, Patima helped rescue 3,000 trafficked fish workers stranded on remote islands in Indonesian waters by the Thai fishing industry from their slavery. Read more about Patima’s tireless work to liberate enslaved peoples in the fishing industry.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
Atlas Obscura is on a roll this week with some seriously fabulous ocean coverage, including my new favs:
- The Canoe That Changed Hawai‘i: How Hōkūleʻa and its amazing voyage across the Pacific helped kickstart a Hawaiian cultural renaissance.
- Abalonia: The Island Nation That Never Was.
The Levee (A featured project that emerged from Oceandotcomm)
- Stitching Hope for the Coast – Christmas trees provide coastal optimism by the incredible Dr. Guertin.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- I think we’ll be seeing a lot more dynamic marine protected areas in the coming decade. Follow the Fish: Why Marine Protected Areas Should Be Mobile.
- North America’s Largest Coral Reef Is No Longer in Danger.
- Deep Sea Mining company sinking in deep water (though, of course, Papua New Guinea Mine Watch has a specific agenda when it comes to deep-sea mining, which is not to say that they don’t have an incredibly important perspective that should be shared).
- Atlas Obscura on a roll:
- Maritime Safety Act of 2018 Seeks to Implement Lessons Learned from El Faro Tragedy.
- I will never not get tired of “why aren’t big whales bigger?” stories. Today’s Whales Are Huge, But Why Aren’t They Huger?
- Trump’s Tariffs Could Hit 15 Percent of Los Angeles Port Business, Port Official Says.
- Sea sponges may hold key to fighting killer infections.
- Would you eat whale or dolphin meat after visiting a marine sanctuary? Well, would you?
- Street Artist’s Wu-Tang-Inspired Climate Mural Brings Da Ruckus.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Jucker and friends (2018) Ten‐year assessment of the 100 priority questions for global biodiversity conservation. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13159.
- Martínez‐Abraín and friends (2018) Pax Romana: ‘refuge abandonment’ and spread of fearless behavior in a reconciling world. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12429.
- Wu and friends (2018) Impacts of coastal reclamation on wetlands: Loss, resilience, and sustainable management. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2018.06.013.
- Saltz and friends (2018) The crucial but underrepresented role of philosophy in conservation science curricula. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13162.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Librarianing can be deadly business. Found: 3 Poisonous Books in a University Library.
- Scientists Have Invented Craigslist For Shark Livers. Contains fewer serial killers than actual Craigslist.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
It’s a month of reading weird, weird, ocean science fiction. Why not kick it off with two of my guilty favorites?
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Nothing to plunder – the evolution of Somalia’s pirate nation.
- Piracy isn’t so good for fish after all.
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