Cleaning beaches and saving right whales: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, September 13, 2018
Cuttings (short and sweet):
- Follow marine biologist (and research tech in the lab I’m in) Wade VanderWal on twitter!
- The science behind the International Coastal Cleanup. By George Leonard, for the Ocean Conservancy blog. Here’s a plastic pollution reduction program that works!
- The hidden lives of deep-sea creatures caught on camera. By Amy Maxmen, for Nature News.
Spoils (long reads and deep dives):
- Bid to reduce right whale deaths “extremely effective,” Canadian officials say. By Michael MacDonald, for CBC news.
- Warming oceans are changing the world’s rainfall. By John Abraham, for the Guardian
- In Washington, a farm-to-table restaurant tried to serve the best local fish. Instead, it stumbled into a debate over tribal fishing rights. By Doug Bierend, for the New Food Economy.
- Wait, So How Much of the Ocean Is Actually Fished? One prominent study said 55 percent, its critics say 4 percent, and they both used the same data. Really interesting discussion of how fisheries data analysis works, by Ed Yong for the Atlantic.
- Searching for survivors in a post-nuclear reefscape. By Greg Asner and Clare Reduff, for MongaBay
- Endangered Languages, Endangered Ecologies. By Deb Krol for the Revelator.
SCALLOPPPPPPPPPPPP WARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR (An update on the brewing BREXIT-related war over scallop fishing rights between the UK and the EU):
- Scallop negotiations end with no deal, say fishing leaders. BBC News alert. I am officially setting the Scallop War Doomsday Clock at 5 minutes to midnight.
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