Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Take a moment. Breathe. Then get back to work.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Here Are All the Candidates With Science Backgrounds Who Just Got Elected. Note, my representative, Dr. Andy Harris, MD, also has a science background and he’s an awful, incompetent, ineffectual, and embarrassing representative, so having a “science background” isn’t everything.
- Mining the deep ocean will soon begin. What will that mean for existing denizens of the abyss? Featuring Drs. Diva Amon and Leigh Marsh!
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- Many shark repellents don’t work. Honestly, probably all of them don’t actually work.
- The Camp Fire Is Officially the Most Destructive in California’s History.
- If you care about ocean plastics. If you’re concerned about deep-sea mining. If you want to see real sustainability goals that drive us towards a closed-loop economy, you need to pay attention to who’s killing right-to-repair laws. Apple’s war on repair continues: Amazon now bans refurb Apple products from third parties.
- Int’l decision on sei whale meat sales creates cloud of uncertainty in Japan.
- If the benthos could talk: the value of long-term biodiversity monitoring. More greatness from Oceanbites.
- Kenya’s golden chance to right past missteps on blue economy.
- Judge Reverses Trump Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline for Ignoring Impact on Climate.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Tiller and friends (2018) The once and future treaty: Towards a new regime for biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.10.046.
- Dingwall (2018) The International Legal Regime Applicable to the Mineral Resources of the Deep Seabed. DOI: 10.1007/8165_2018_11.
- Orcutt and friends (2018) Impacts of Deep-Sea Mining on Microbial Ecosystem Services. DOI: 10.1101/463992.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- The Rope of Tradition: Reflections of a Saipan Carolinian by Lino Olopai and Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūle‘a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance by Sam Low.
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