Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Some light, but useful, advice: Don’t Burn Driftwood at the Beach (or Anywhere).
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Good news everybody! Canada bans deep-sea mining, oil and gas drilling in marine protected areas.
- The Tough Sell of Turtle-Saving Tech (and check out David’s article from… a very long time ago: Turtle excluder devices: analysis of resistance to a successful conservation policy).
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- This one is probably not a Russian Spy. Dolphin spotted in Baltimore harbor; National Aquarium says rescue effort would be too risky.
- China Dialogue is really nailing it this year. Roundtable: How can China and the world stem global biodiversity loss?
- Did you know that OceanBites has consistently been the best ocean science blog, year after year? I am a huge fan of these folks!Do heavy metals like mercury and arsenic impact the health of great white sharks?
- It’s getting harder and harder not to feel like we’re doomed. U.S. Refuses to Recognize Threat of Arctic Climate Change as Trump Official Cheers Melting Sea Ice.
- As China leads the hunt for deep-sea minerals, environmental and financial concerns come to the surface.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- McClain (2019) Likes, comments, and shares of marine organism imagery on Facebook. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6795
- Jarreau and friends (2019) Using selfies to challenge public stereotypes of scientists. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216625.
- Watanabe and Papastamatiou (2019) Distribution, body size and biology of the megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.14007.
- Blasco‐Moreno and friends (2019) What does a zero mean? Understanding false, random and structural zeros in ecology. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13185.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- A fantastic interview with the great Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: Why Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Fuses Physics with Black Feminism.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- I just finished Chesapeake Requiem:A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island by Earl Swift. It was fantastic and a little sad!
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