Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- We owe the next generation a better world than we’re giving them. Call your representatives. Demand they stop separating children from their parents at the border. The ACLU has a script to use.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Dispatch from Tangier, the Sinking Island in the Chesapeake.
- Scientists say they’re confident Chesapeake Bay health is ‘significantly improving’.
- This is the sound a dolphin might hear if it’s about to become dinner.
A normal call.
The call of a dolphin that would rather not get eaten.
The Levee (A featured project that emerged from Oceandotcomm)
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Lawsuit Claims $1.6-Billion Toyota-Mazda Factory Could Push Fish Species To Extinction. Great.
- This week in Climate Change:
- Somehow I missed this the first time around: New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized.
- How the West Can Counter China’s Maritime Expansion.
- Why Famed Ocean Advocate Sylvia Earle Is Looking South.
- How Fish Meant for Market Might End Up in a Museum: Natural history curators and fishers have a deep relationship.
- File under Problems you didn’t realize were as big as they are: An Alarming Number Of Shipping Companies Are Banning Knives, Here’s How To Stop Them.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Bowers and friends (2018) Selective reactions to different killer whale call categories in two delphinid species. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.162479.
- Yeom and friends (2018) A new minute ectosymbiotic harpacticoid copepod living on the sea cucumber Eupentacta fraudatrix in the East/Japan Sea. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4979.
- de Gier and Fransen (2018) Odontonia plurellicola sp. n. and Odontonia bagginsi sp. n., two new ascidian-associated shrimp from Ternate and Tidore, Indonesia, with a phylogenetic reconstruction of the genus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae). DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.765.25277.
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- Harassers Aren’t Brilliant Jerks, They’re Bad Scientists–and They Cost All of Us.
- The Many Reasons Biologists Eat Their Study Subjects.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire by Wendy Hinman.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Three facts (and a lot of questions) about The Ocean Cleanup.
- Why I keep returning to the Baltimore Water Wheel.
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