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Andrew Thaler @DrAndrewThaler@oceansocial.us

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I've created my own Mastodon instance.

I have posted nothing. No one else is in it. It is unfederated.

I have found digital paradise.

It's been almost 8 years, and I still think the greatest upcycle I ever did was turning an old heating oil tank into a massive pig cooker.

Oh man, the skull and crossed pipette stickers finally arrived and they look awesome!

It's Salvage Day! Tune in for the latest and greatest ocean science and conservation news on the web! Our award-wanting weekly round-up will keep you... current.

Saturation diving, destroying the world with Bitcoin mining, deep-sea mining, Arctic shrinkage, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: May 21, 2018

southernfriedscience.com/satur

Another great article in defense of MPAs, by Saipan researcher Amber Roberts: Marine Reserves Protect Our People - theislandvoices.com/2018/05/ma

It doesn't look like the Great MPA Debate of 2018 will end anytime soon.

The Big Picture: The continuing debate over the value of large vs. small MPAs, and what it means for the field - mpanews.openchannels.org/news/

My favorite quote: "Academic wishes of optimality should not trump opportunity in the real world."

Warming Waters to Force Dramatic Shifts in Marine Species’ Habitats pew.org/2k1kt87

Toot if you think MPAs of any size, even if only created because of political opportunity, even if not perfectly placed, even if a total mess for enforcement, are better than no ocean protection at all.

One of the things we do is let Patreon supporters vote on what the sticker will be each month. It's great for supporter engagement and makes sure people are (generally) getting what they want. This month's vote was a tie, so we're making two stickers for May!

The second sticker is the Merry Mahi Mahi.

In other news, people love stickers, they're low impact, and they look great!

So this month, my patrons finally picked the one sticker design I've been trying to persuade them to get for almost half a year, the Jaunty Roger!

It's a skull and crossbones with a jaunty red knit cap and crossed pipette and soldering iron and it took me way longer to finish than you'd expect. This will be our most complex sticker design to date.

patreon.com/Andrew_Thaler

It's the Monday Morning Salvage! Your one-stop shop for this weeks ocean news! Guaranteed 100% not fake!

Bone-eating Jabba worms, the world’s deepest plastic bag, new shipwrecks, climate change art, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: May 14, 2018.

southernfriedscience.com/bone-

Today's Monday Morning Salvage update includes information for who to contact if you want to send aid to those displaced by the eruption currently happening on Hawai'i's Big Island.

Crab industry in crisis, world’s largest deep-sea mining vessel takes to sea, Bayou Women, ocean trash, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: May 7, 2018

southernfriedscience.com/crab-

Serious proposition: Let's get a little writing group together to plan out a set of OpEds to submit in May.

Who's in?

A little retrospective from my original research blog. I've been working with North Carolina sharks for quite some time, and will probably continue to work with them for quite some time too. yalikedags.southernfriedscienc

So who's down to start a SciOps slack channel to hammer out LTEs and OpEds?

What if this May scientists and conservationists made a concerted effort to publish an Letter to the Editor or OpEd, on the topic that matters most to them, in their local newspaper?

The Long-lasting Effects of Newspaper Op-Eds on Public Opinion: nowpublishers.com/article/Deta

What if this May scientists and conservationists made a concerted effort to publish an Letter to the Editor or OpEd, on the topic that matters most to them, in their local newspaper?

The Long-lasting Effects of Newspaper Op-Eds on Public Opinion: nowpublishers.com/article/Deta

It's sharks, but it's also climate change. Newly-published co-authored with @WhySharksMatter finds evidence that Bull Sharks have been using Pamlico Sound, North Carolina as a nursery habitat, but only since 2011. This is because rising ocean temperatures have brought the estuary right into the Bull Shark comfort zone. nature.com/articles/s41598-018

Just a couple of tiny planet shots of ROV ops at the Fiesta SeaTouch.

The Okeanos Marianas. the most beautiful research vessel I've ever sailed on. oceansocial.us/media/cZTK82kHM