Foghorn (a call to action)
- After a decade spent expanding marine protection throughout the US EEZ, the federal government is going to war on healthy oceans: The Trump Administration’s New Attack on Marine Monuments.
- Want to work for COMPASS in DC? One of the nation’s preeminent science communications institutions is hiring, and trust me, DC needs you.
- If fleeing to Canada is more your style (David (¬_¬) ), Ocean Watch is hiring a manager to plan, manage and execute the Coastal Ocean Health Initiative.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Gulper Eels are amazing. Amazing.
- This is an amazing series of visualizations from the Guardian. Seven endangered species that could (almost) fit in a single train carriage.
- There are sextants on the International Space Station and I can’t stop thinking about it.
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- Somehow I missed this the first time around: We May Never Understand the Ocean-Wide Damage Done by Industrial Whaling.
- Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastation Left by Florence.
- Coal Ash Could Be Spilling Into North Carolina’s Drinking Water.
- Epic Polynesian Canoe Voyage Arrives In San Francisco.
- This fortnight in the great debate over banning fishing in the high seas:
- According to the transitive property, this bear now owns the American automotive industry.
- Maybe don’t get your octopus high just to get an octo-hug.
- The Buzz: This fortnight in e-waste and how technology shapes our world.
- Scientists get break finding elusive beaked whales.
- Tsukiji fish market hosts last tuna auction viewing before move.
- Best way to save the orcas? Borrow a submarine and travel down the food chain.
- Three miles underwater, investigators search for answers to the El Faro disaster.
- When having babies, is quantity or quality better? from the always excellent oceanbites.
- Three Freaky New Fish Species Discovered in One of the World’s Deepest Trenches.
- Wreck of Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour ‘discovered’ off US coast.
- To The Bottom of the Sea with Small Things Considered.
- Holy Mola! Dolphin, penguins left at defunct aquarium spark concerns.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Raymond-Yakoubian and Daniel (2018) An Indigenous approach to ocean planning and policy in the Bering Strait region of Alaska. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.08.028.
- Treves and friends (2018) Differentiating between regulation and hunting as conservation interventions. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13211.
- Fanelli and friends (2018) Deep-sea mobile megafauna of Mediterranean submarine canyons and open slopes: Analysis of spatial and bathymetric gradients. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.09.010.
- Baillie and Zhang (2018) Space for nature. DOI: 10.1126/science.aau1397.
- Barone and friends (2018) Benthic deep-sea fungi in submarine canyons of the Mediterranean Sea. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.09.011.
- Bräger and friends (2018) The current status of environmental requirements for deep seabed mining issued by the International Seabed Authority. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.09.003.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- One of the World’s Biggest Scientific Societies Just Made It Possible to Strip an Honor From Alleged Harassers.
- AAAS Approves Policy to Revoke Elected Fellows for Misconduct or Ethics Breach. Huge props to @McLNeuro for spearheading this initiative.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- #DrownYourTown: Exploring Sea Level Rise through real-time, interactive, GIS modeling.
- Bonehenge – Community action in science outreach.
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