OC Overview for the Week of June 25, 2018

OC Overview

For science and security, Trump should prioritize our oceans

Based off of recent actions taken by the Trump administration, this opinion piece by Paul Gaffney II and Janis Searles Jones asks for the current American administration to review their maritime ideals because there is so much more to learn and take from the our oceans. (via The Hill)

Atlantification’ of Arctic sea tipping it towards new climate regime

We may be nearing the end of the Arctic as we ever knew it. Scientists following the warming trends of Barents Sea have discovered that it's nearing the point of going from "cold, fresh Arctic waters" to something quite different. (via Carbon Brief)

Would you eat whale or dolphin meat after visiting a marine sanctuary?

In what most people might think of as a bizarre tactic, you can now go whale-watching in Iceland and then afterwards dine on some the very creatures you were just viewing. Love that whale? Now you can eat it too! Apart from being dangerous to eat, whaling comes fraught with environmental and moral issues. (via The Guardian)

Nature retention, not just protection, crucial to maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems: Scientists


Why everyone is shunning plastic straws


Salmon Are Booming in Oregon’s Rogue River. Dam Removal May Be Why.


Super-rare giant sponge discovered in seahorse hotspot