For the week of 06 August 2018
Join us Tuesday, October 2, 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC for a webinar on Managing Global Acidification on a Regional Scale: How the US Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Coastal Acidification Networks (MACAN and NECAN) Are Working to Understand Impacts through Partnerships.
The chemistry of the ocean is changing. Carbon dioxide released through emissions and deforestation is absorbed and dissolved into the ocean. The regional Coastal Acidification Networks of the US Northeast and Mid-Atlantic (NECAN and MACAN) are consortiums of scientists, marine industry, and resource managers with a central goal of sharing information to better understand the impacts of acidification to appropriately manage and adapt to these conditions. Coordinators for NECAN and MACAN will discuss how these regional efforts work towards identifying and pursuing opportunities to understand coastal and ocean acidification in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, building upon the skills and interests of individual members and providing a forum to share best practices in monitoring, sampling collection, and researching effects to collectively meet the challenges of our changing coastal and ocean waters.
To register, visit: https://oct.to/Webinar196
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‘I am sobbing’: Mother orca still carrying her dead calf — 16 days later
16 days. (via Seattle Times )
The Skimmer: Managing and conserving ocean ecosystems in a rapidly changing climate
This month's MEAM covers the 4th International Symposium on Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans and features new research and insights on what practitioners are doing to fight climate change and protect our oceans. (via MEAM)
Designing the Death of a Plastic
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne have created a new type of plastic. At the end of each polymer of plastic sits a little lock that when heated or exposed to some element clicks open causing the plastic itself to dismantle. This breakthrough could end the fear that comes with non-degradable single-use plastics. (via New York Times)
Fish Are Losing Their Sense of Smell
Fish depend on their smell for their survival. New research has discovered that rising ocean CO2 levels are related to loss of the ability to smell among fish. Without smell most fish will not be able to either find food, protect themselves, mate or do any of those. (via EcoWatch)
The oceans’ last chance: ‘It has taken years of negotiations to set this up’
The high seas take up almost a quarter our planet, yet there are zero regulations for what people can do out there. What's the old saying "want to murder someone, take them out to the middle of the ocean?" While that's true. The high seas are our wild west and be it a good thing or not, we must discuss. (via The Guardian)
New Trump ocean policy throws a curveball into current US regional ocean planning efforts
Sarah Carr of MEAM interviews Sarah Winter Whelan, director of the American Littoral Society's Ocean Policy Program and Healthy Oceans Coalition (via MEAM)
In other News this week
- Latest News and Resources for Ocean Planners and Managers (via MEAM)
- Will giant cruise ships destroy the wonders their passengers claim to love? (via The Guardian)
- Pacific Ocean's effect on Arctic warming (via Phys.org)
- Belize chooses to protect coral reefs over oil exploration (via Blue Ocean)
- Webinar Wednesday August 15: Developing Recommendations to Estimate Bycatch for the Marine Mammal Protection Act Import Provisions (via openchannels)
21 new Literature items this week
- Science Advances has published Global hot spots of transshipment of fish catch at sea (https://oct.to/OC1484).
- Frontiers in Marine Science has released Identifying Global Patterns of Transshipment Behavior (https://oct.to/OC1485).
- PeerJ has published Evidence of acclimatization or adaptation in Hawaiian corals to higher ocean temperatures (https://oct.to/OC1486).
1 new Webinar this week
- Integrating social network development into MPA management capacity building and institutionalization in the Philippines and Indonesia (https://oct.to/OC1487)
11 new Jobs this week
- Virginia Institute of Marine Science is hiring a Coastal Training Program Coordinator (https://oct.to/OC1488)
- Be a Lead At-Sea Fisheries Technician/Trainer for the Southwest Lobster Science Society (https://oct.to/OC1489)
- NOAA has an Environmental Protection Specialist opening (https://oct.to/OC1490)