Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Good job, everyone! NOAA Budget Proposal Hits Rough Waters in Congress.
- Tool Foundry expands access to science by promoting tools for discovery: Luminary Labs initiative launches four-month accelerator to help inventors bring better scientific tools to more communities
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- How Miami’s realtors lie to themselves, each other, and you about climate change in America’s largest sinking city: Heaven or High Water: Selling Miami’s last 50 years.
- The Video of Giant Isopods Eating an Alligator in the Deep Sea You Must Watch!
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- This week in Social Media ruins everything (but also just might save the world):
- Instagram Influencers Are Wrecking Public Lands. Meet the Anonymous Account Trying to Stop Them.
- Plants and Birds Need Privacy Online, Too: Our enthusiasm for sharing birds, plants, and superblooms has unintended consequences. But we can use the same tools that made the problem to fix it.
- The Disturbing Walrus Scene in Our Planet: A shocking sequence shows the huge mammals scaling steep cliffs, then falling to their death.
- Maersk Alabama Hijacking: Ten Years Later, Could It Happen Again?
- David Obura: ‘We are not doing enough to combat the decline of coral reefs’
- This week in deep-sea mining:
- Nautilus Minerals keeps PNG deep sea mining licence despite delisting.
- Regulating deep sea mining: A guest blog by Michael Lodge, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority.
- Offshore Wind Has a Looming Rare Earth Metals Problem.
- Feds propose allowing Makah tribe to hunt gray whales again.
- Microbes in Ballast Water Show Where a Ship Came From.
- ‘We are closer to losing these animals.’ Efforts to save the orcas underway.
- World’s deepest pool to open in Poland. Neat.
- Electric vehicle charging: What can the US and China learn from each other?
- Burning Man is not my usual jam, but the absolutely bizarre requirements that BLM is forcing on them for their environmental impact statement highlights just how committed this administration is to destroying public lands.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Clubb and friends (2019) Powering the hagfish “bite”: The functional morphology of the retractor complex of two hagfish feeding apparatuses. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20986.
- Tabak and friends (2019) Machine learning to classify animal species in camera trap images: Applications in ecology. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13120.
- Dieng and friends (2019) The electronic song “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” reduces host attack and mating success in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.03.027.
- Fox (2019) Mapping efforts envision vast ocean reserves. DOI: 10.1126/science.364.6435.15.
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