Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
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Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- oceanbites has great three part series on undergraduate research.
- Conservation and climate change needs fewer aisle-crossing compromisers and more Haydukes. Courage and Bolt Cutters: Meet the next generation of climate activists.
- I’ve been excited about these observations for years. Really ecited to finally see them in the peer-reviewed literature: Beaked whales may frequent a seabed spot marked for mining.
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- Scientists Have Found a New Way to Keep Shipwrecks in Shape.
- The scoop: this week in deep-sea mining:
- MIT finally figures out how to get planes and submarines to communicate, sort of.
- Catalonia’s Conflicted Effort to Save Red Coral.
- Bait shack: this week in fisheries:
- Fishcoin: A blockchain based data ecosystem for the global seafood industry with a rather interesting bounty program for community engagement.
- This is really not good: Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record.
- U.S. Sanctions Russian Shipping Companies, Vessels Over North Korea Oil Transfers.
- Yes. Yes we should. Balloons Are Bad—Should We Ban Them?
- Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change.
- How Bogus ‘Eco-Friendly’ Products Trick You.
- New Documentary A Whale of a Tale Reexamines the Debate Over Japanese Dolphin Hunts.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Marsh and friends (2018) Geomorphological evidence of large vertebrates interacting with the seafloor at abyssal depths in a region designated for deep-sea mining. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.180286.
- Jorde and friends (2018) Are we underestimating the occurrence of sympatric populations? DOI: 10.1111/mec.14846.
- Wells and Dale (2018) Contrasting gene flow at different spatial scales revealed by genotyping-by-sequencing in Isocladus armatus, a massively colour polymorphic New Zealand marine isopod. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5462.
- Crotty and friends (2018) Foundation species patch configuration mediates salt marsh biodiversity, stability and multifunctionality. DOI: 10.1111/ele.13146.
- He (2018) From country-of-origin labelling (COOL) to seafood import monitoring program (SIMP): How far can seafood traceability rules go? DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.08.003.
- Ishiyama and friends (2018) Predicting the ecological impacts of large‐dam removals on a river network based on habitat‐network structure and flow regimes. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13137.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park by Lee H. Whittlesey.
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