Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- NPR did a great breakdown on the full carbon cost of one sandwich.
- Public Lab was born from the desperate need for unconflicted data during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Since then, they’ve grown into a global movement for citizen science. They just relaunched their world-changing balloon mapping kit on Kickstarter. Get yours now!
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- People Don’t Care if Their Fish Is Sustainable and this is a pretty gigantic problem for the sustainable seafood movement.
- Scientists say the rapid sinking of Louisiana’s coast already counts as a ‘worst case scenario’.
- oceanbites takes on nitrogen in the open ocean: Nitrogen Deposition on the Open Ocean.
- The EU and UK are gearing up for an epic fight over fish stocks: The real Brexit battle will be at sea over claim to fish stocks.
- In a Bering Sea battle of killer whales vs. fishermen, the whales are winning. Pro-Tip: I’ve read Moby Dick a *few* times. The whale always wins.
- Treasure trove of deep-sea specimens includes dongs of the deep. Control yourselves.
- Fish that fart together stay together. Well done, Hakai, well done.
- Rick MacPherson from Deep Sea News, with one of the most important pieces you’ll read all week: Pride, Actually.
- Environmental NGOs: Shipping Needs to ‘Shape Up or Ship Out’ on Ship Emissions.
- Antarctica Is Melting, and Giant Ice Cracks Are Just the Start.
- National Geographic has an amazing piece on life under the ice: Deepest Dive Ever Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World.
- What can MPAs do for Sharks? A lot, if they’re large, well-designed, and enforced.
- Ship Automation Without Consultation – The Problem With Robot Ships.
- It’s so cute! This Tiny Underwater Robot Will Dive into the Deadly Fukushima Nuclear Plant.
- An absolutely stunning look at Russia’s Mammoth Pirates.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Turner and friends (2017) Stakeholder perspectives on the importance of rare-species research for deep-sea environmental management. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.05.004.
- McCauley and friends (2017) Widely used marine seismic survey air gun operations negatively impact zooplankton. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0195.
- Madoui and friends (2017) New insights into global biogeography, population structure and natural selection from the genome of the epipelagic copepod Oithona. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14214.
- Schulte and friends (2015) Climate Change and the Evolution and Fate of the Tangier Islands of Chesapeake Bay, USA. DOI: 10.1038/srep17890.
- Roach and friends (2017) Microbial bioenergetics of coral-algal interactions. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3423.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans by James Stavridis.
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