Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Mud volcanoes, the baby cousins for hydrothermal vents and methane seeps, don’t get nearly as much attention as they deserve. There she blows! Mud volcanoes in the Mediterranean.
- Starfish wasting disease continues to plague the Pacific: A Starfish-Killing Disease Is Remaking the Oceans.
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- As a policy, I tend not to mess with animals that might be smarter than me. Should we farm octopus?
- Why Are Some Icebergs Green? Spoilers: it’s not because they’re jealous.
- Wiretapping Minke Whales: Hundreds of hours of intense listening reveal the secretive communications of the Pacific’s smallest baleen whale.
- Led by our own favorite submariner, Erika Bergman, this Vancouver company dove into the biggest underwater sinkhole in the world.
- Radioactive cesium above legal limit detected in fish caught off Fukushima.
- Protest planned as fourth dolphin dies at Dolphinaris Arizona.
- Shutdown pushes Maine fishing community to the brink of crisis.
- This is the most interesting article you’ll read about durian this week. Riding the durian Belt and Road: Risky times for Thai agriculture.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Aalto and friends (2019) Catastrophic Mortality, Allee Effects, and Marine Protected Areas. DOI: 10.1086/701781
- Kayal and friends (2019) Predicting coral community recovery using multi‐species population dynamics models. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13203.
- Mallin and friends (2019) In oceans we trust: Conservation, philanthropy, and the political economy of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2019.01.010.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
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