Cuttings (short and sweet):
- Follow graduate student Justine Hudson, who studies arctic marine mammals, on twitter.
- Prehistoric “sea monster” could be largest that ever lived. By John Pickrell, for National Geographic.
- Right whales think before they speak. By Jason Goldman, for Scientific American.
- UK could create 5,000 jobs by improving seafood sustainability. By Fiona Harvey, for the Guardian.
Spoils (long reads and deep dives):
- California mobilizes to save kelp, but will it be in vain? From OceansDeeply
- How getting fishing right can protect other threatened marine species. By Doug Rader, for the EDF blog.
- Marine noise is disturbing fish, physically and mentally. By Richard Kemeney, for Hakai.
- How to help penguins. By David Oehler, for MongaBay.
Please add your own cuttings and spoils in the comments!
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The Kelp story is really a canary / coal mine analogy to me. I’ve watched the coast change over the last 35 years of my diving career and am seeing everything reported in the story to be evident. the collapse a few years ago if the red ab fishery was devastating. The kelp has been disappearing for a while now but it seems the last few years the changes are coming far faster than I’ve seen. I guess it’s time to get out of the shark business and get into lower benthic restoration work. I’ve been wanting to start working with the Olympia Oysters in the Bay for a while. Now may be the time.