Scallops, barnacles, and oysters- oh my! Thursday Afternoon Dredging, September 6th, 2018
Cuttings (short and sweet):
- Follow COSEWIC, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, on twitter.
- ‘Scallop wars’: UK offers olive branch as French navy threatens to act. By Pippa Crerar, for the Guardian. Brexit is complicating some existing relationships between the UK and European nations, including some fishing rights issues. Don’t worry, though, it’s not like the UK would ever get involved in a shooting war over fishing… except for that one time. And three other related times.
Spoils (long reads and deep dives):
- A new trick to keep barnacles from sticking to ships. By Veronique Greenwood, for the New York Times.
- The World Of An Oyster: Scientists Are Using Microphones To Spy On Reef Life. By James Morrison, for NPR’s the Salt
- An Orca in Grief: Tahlequah’s Call to Arms. By Rachel Clark, for the Revelator
- From Fish to Humans, A Microplastic Invasion May Be Taking a Toll. By Andrea Thompson, for Scientific American.
- Diverse family of algae could help corals survive warming seas. By John Cannon, for MongaBay
- Hundreds of seals have died in Maine. By Dan Zukowski, for Hakai
Please add your own cuttings and spoils in the comments!
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