Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- This tune gives me so much anxiety. Scientist Composes Game of Thrones-Worthy Song From Climate Change Data.
- Huge if scalable: New plastic closes the recycling loop.
- Deep in the Ocean’s Trenches, The Legacy of Nuclear Testing Lives: The discovery of “bomb carbon” miles below the surface shows how deep human impact goes.
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- For Sea Anemones, Global Warming and Microplastics Have Teamed Up to Make Everything Worse.
- Wanna Hide a Navy Submarine? Secret Underwater Lairs. Did Washington build them during the Cold War? Of course.
- This week in mining the deep sea:
- OPINION: Deep sea marine science is key to unlocking the potential of our oceans by the Secretary-General of the ISA.
- COUNTERPOINT: Scientists fear impact of deep-sea mining on search for new medicines.
- CHASER: Underground Robots: How Robotics Is Changing the Mining Industry.
- Underwater Mountain Range Near California Declared A Mission Blue ‘Hope Spot’.
- Repeat spawner series: “Winter: the forgotten study season”.
- Just skating by: Flat sharks deplete as seals return to the North.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Jimenez and Roberts (2019) Decolonising Neo-Liberal Innovation: Using the Andean Philosophy of ‘Buen Vivir’ to Reimagine Innovation Hubs. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-19115-3_15.
- Bisconti and friends (2019) A new balaenopterid whale from the late Miocene of the Southern North Sea Basin and the evolution of balaenopterid diversity (Cetacea, Mysticeti). DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6915.
- Plouviez and friends (2019) Amplicon sequencing of 42 nuclear loci supports directional gene flow between South Pacific populations of a hydrothermal vent limpet. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5235.
- Cui and friends (2019) Spatial variations of microbial communities in abyssal and hadal sediments across the Challenger Deep. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6961.
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