Pirates, conch, and surfing scientists: Thursday Afternoon Dredging, July 19th, 2018
Cuttings (short and sweet):
- Follow Erin Meyer, the director of conservation programs for the Seattle Aquarium, on twitter!
- Piracy Incident Reported in First Half of 2018 at Lowest Level in 10 Years. From GCaptain news alerts.
- She said she didn’t know it was illegal to take conchs. She’s heading to jail anyway. By Gwen Filosa, for the Miami Herald.
- Canada Post releases new shark stamps! By me, for Gizmodo’s Earther.
Spoils (long reads and deep dives):
- Surfing For Science: A New Way To Gather Data For Ocean And Coastal Research. By Nathan Rott, for NPR news.
- Are the fish in Florida’s polluted waters safe to eat? By Ed Killer, for the Treasure Coast Palm.
- What Were Two Humpback Whales Doing with a Dead Gray Whale Calf? By Erica Cirino, for Hakai.
- Warm water threatens what should be bumper year for Fraser River sockeye. From CBC news.
- Canada’s high Arctic glaciers at risk of disappearing completely. By Ashifa Kassam, for the Guardian.
- Taiwan Pushed to Confront Work Abuse in High Seas Fishing Fleet. By Nick Aspinwall, for OceansDeeply.
- Bold initiative aims to protect coral reefs in the Dominican Republic. By Greg Asner, for MongaBay
- Groupers on the Comeback in the Caymans. By Ben Shouse, for Scientific American.
- Seashell Souvenirs Are Killing Protected Marine Life. By Tina Deines, for National Geographic
Please add your own cuttings and spoils in the comments!
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