It’s a special Friday morning edition of Thursday Afternoon Dredging because I was traveling!
Cuttings (short and sweet):
- Follow Nova the White Shark, a great white shark tagged in Canada by OCEARCH, on twitter! The day after Nova was tagged, I spent a day with the OCEARCH team- check out this Facebook live interview.
- Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem. By the Associated Press.
- More minnow misconceptions. By Brandon Peoples, for the Fisheries Blog.
- Discovery of vibrant deep-sea life prompts new worries over seabed mining. By Amy Maxmen, for Nature News.
Spoils (long reads and deep dives):
- Eulogy for a seastar, Australia’s first recorded marine extinction. By Tim O’Hara, for Earth Touch News.
- The future of fish farming may be indoors. By Laura Poppick, for Scientific American.
- Strengthening mussels for cleaner rivers. By Madeline Bodin, for the Revelator.
- Food Fight: Why the next big battle may not be fought over treasure or territory—but for fish. By Katie Higgins-Bloom, for Foreign Policy
- How much plastic is too much plastic for sea turtles? By Shreya Dasgupta, for MongaBay
- Off Tanzania, in one of the world’s richest seas, why is the catch getting smaller? By John Vidal, for the Guardian
Rules of the road (news about regulations governing the ocean)
- Washington Rolls Back Safety Rules Inspired by Deepwater Horizon Disaster. By Coral Davenport, for the New York Times
- A summer review of the Trump administration’s national ocean policy. By Amy Trice, for the Ocean Conservancy Blog.
SCALLOPPPPPPPPPPPP WARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR (An update on the brewing BREXIT-related war over scallop fishing rights between the UK and the EU):
Please add your own cuttings and spoils in the comments!
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