In this episode Allie describes a fascinating new paper that can be found on OpenChannels and MarXiv! Then, Raye and she try to understand property law. Did their masters degrees in Marine Policy teach them this? Listen to find out.
The Ocean Cleanup is back in the news again, because it broke: https://www.theoceancleanup.com/updates/wilson-to-return-to-port-for-repair-and-upgrade/
Think your bamboo cloth is green? Turns out, probably not. It's most likely rayon, which isn't that great for the ocean at all: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayon
Allie gives a sneak-peak at all the new OCTO services coming online in 2019. We're also re-naming the MEAM newsletter to "The Skimmer" -- if you have content you'd like to see covered, contact Sarah Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lastly, are there academic papers you'd like to read but can't access? Give the MarXiv Bookmarklet a try: https://www.marxivinfo.org/request. We'll contact the author to ask that they share a copy in MarXiv so you (and the world) can access the paper for free, legally, forever and ever.
Allie chats about jellyfish discrimination (https://oct.to/109) and Nick chats about not-at-sea compostable-plastics (https://oct.to/108).
Also, Allie says "Keep an eye on your inbox if you use one of OCTO's services for an update on what is changing and what new projects OCTO has in store for 2019 and 2020."
On the recent salish shes we at OCTO discussed what it is we do and how we all ended up loving and living near the salish sea. More info at https://oct.to/110.
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Raye and Allie host episode 20 of OCTOPOD. Allie talks about the harmful effects of algal blooms on shellfish in the UK, while Raye brings up both good new and some bad. Additional mentions at the end for an upcoming webinar and volunteering to become a MarXiv ambassador!
In this MarXiv Summary audio-edition, we interview Kye Adams about his recent research which shows that fishing capture of pregnant elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) can cause these animals to abort their young. The findings suggest that gear restrictions and seasonal closures around the breeding season might be warranted in areas where endangered elasmobranchs are prevalent.
You can download a PDF of this MarXiv Summary at https://marxiv.org/8k245
In this MarXiv Summary audio-edition, we interview Mirta Zupan and Emanuel Gonçalves about their recent research, which shows that neighboring fully-protected areas can enhance the effectiveness of partially-protected areas. The research also shows that weakly-regulated marine protected areas (MPAs) are not effective at protecting biodiversity.
You can download a PDF of this MarXiv Summary at https://marxiv.org/8vhgd
It's Allie and Raye again with episode 16. The world is heating up and human's are unsure what to do! At least there's relaxing sounds of algae (or eelgrass) to listen to in this episode as we give a brief shout-out to Montana State University's Acoustic Atlas.
In the ninth episode of OCTOPOD we discuss the latest in vessel noise on marine mammals, beach nourishment, and the newest in fish tracking technology. As well as, Nick brings up some MarXiv summary classics.
Nick and Allie discuss the ocean clean-up project and what it actually means. What ecological "law" is and how aquatic mammals are being used to catch other animals. All this and more in Episode 6 of OCTOPOD.
Allie and Nick are joined by John Davis, Editor of OCTO's MPA News newsletter, to discuss the May 2018 issue of MPA News focuses on "the continuing debate over the value of large vs. small MPAs, and what it means for the field." You can read the new issue of MPA News for more information on this topic at https://mpanews.openchannels.org/mpanews/issue/may-2018-196.
We also cover a new MarXiv Summary which will be available soon at https://www.marxivinfo.org/summaries.
Raye and Nick discuss the May 2018 issue of the Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) newsletter, which focuses on culturomics. Learn how scientists are mining social media, like Flickr and Facebook, to aid marine conservation efforts.
You can read the full issue of MEAM at https://meam.openchannels.org/meam/issue/may-2018-117.
This week's episode of OCTOPOD fills you in on some cool news, like Snot Bot, Australia's pledge for funding to rescue the Great Barrier Reef, and Hawaii's ban on coral-harming sunscreens. Learn more from the OC Overview at https://www.openchannels.org/news/oc-overview/oc-overview-week-april-30-2018.
We also covered two new MarXiv summaries: one focusing on social capital in fisheries, and the other on tourists' willingness to pay fishers not to fish in an MPA. Learn more about this research at https://www.marxivinfo.org/summaries.