Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 34 | Number 3 | September 2021

On the Cover: Right whale calf of the 2020–2021 calving season and mother. The right whale population has exhibited an unusually high mortality rate since 2017, cumulatively losing an unprecedented number of adult whales to ship strikes and fishing gear entanglement. Today, it is estimated that there are fewer than 360 right whales remaining globally. See Meyer-Gutbrod et al. (2021, in this issue) for details. Photo credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute & USACE taken under NOAA permit #20556-01
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Volume 34 Issue 03

Ocean Regime Shift is Driving Collapse of the North Atlantic Right Whale Population
Meyer-Gutbrod, E.L., C.H. Greene, K.T.A. Davies, and D.G. Johns. 2021. Ocean regime shift is driving collapse of the North Atlantic right whale population. Oceanography 34(3):22–31, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.308.

A Practical Approach to Monitoring Marine Protected Areas: An Application to El Bajo Espíritu Santo Seamount Near La Paz, Mexico
Villalobos, H., J.P. Zwolinski, C.A. Godínez-Pérez, V.E. González-Máynez, F. Manini-Ramos, M. Mayorga-Martínez, W.L. Michaels, M.S. Palacios-Higuera, U. Rubio-Rodríguez, A.N. Sarmiento-Lezcano, and D.A. Demer. 2021. A practical approach to monitoring marine protected areas: An application to El Bajo Espíritu Santo Seamount near La Paz, Mexico. Oceanography 34(3):32–43, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.303.

Visiting Scientists Provide Capacity Development: Lessons Learned by POGO and SCOR
Urban, E., and S. Seeyave. 2021. Visiting scientists provide capacity development: Lessons learned by POGO and SCOR. Oceanography 34(3):44–52, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.306.

Changing the Culture of Coastal, Ocean, and Marine Sciences: Strategies for Individual and Collective Actions
Behl, M., S. Cooper, C. Garza, S.E. Kolesar, S. Legg, J.C. Lewis, L. White, and B. Jones. 2021. Changing the culture of coastal, ocean, and marine sciences: Strategies for individual and collective actions. Oceanography 34(3):53–60, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.307.


At the Interface of Marine Disciplines: Use of Autonomous Seafloor Equipment for Studies of Biofouling Below the Shallow-Water Zone
Chava, A., A. Gebruk, G. Kolbasova, A. Krylov, A. Tanurkov, A. Gorbuskin, O. Konovalova, D. Migali, Y. Ermilova, N. Shabalin, V. Chava, I. Semiletov, and V. Mokievsky. 2021. At the interface of marine disciplines: Use of autonomous seafloor equipment for studies of biofouling below the shallow-water zone. Oceanography 34(3):61–70, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.302.


QUARTERDECK • The September Issue: Some Things Old and Some Things New
Kappel, E. 2021. The September issue: Some things old and some things new. Oceanography 34(3):3, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.309.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Working Together Toward a Successful OSM 2022
Lavery, A.C. 2021. Working together toward a successful OSM 2022. Oceanography 34(3):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.310.

FROM THE TOS JEDI COMMITTEE • JEDI Events and Programming for OSM 2022
Meyer-Gutbrod, E. 2021. JEDI events and programming for OSM 2022. Oceanography 34(3):7–8, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.311.

RIPPLE MARKS • Life in Seas Frozen and Tropical: For Penguins and Beyond, New Discoveries in Ocean Genomics
Dybas, C.L. 2021. Life in seas frozen and tropical: For penguins and beyond, new discoveries in ocean genomics. Oceanography 34(3):9–11, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.312.

OCEAN CURRENTS • Tangled Up in Blue
Friel, B. 2021. Tangled up in blue. Oceanography 34(3):12–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.313.

PERSPECTIVE • The Intertwined Futures of Whales and Humans
Record, N.R. 2021. The intertwined futures of whales and humans. Oceanography 34(3):16–18, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.314.

PERSPECTIVE • Can Right Whales Out-Swim Climate Change? Can We?
Pershing, A.J., and D.E. Pendleton. 2021. Can right whales out-swim climate change? Can we? Oceanography 34(3):19–21, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.315.

DIY OCEANOGRAPHY • An Optical Imaging System for Capturing Images in Low-Light Aquatic Habitats Using Only Ambient Light
Pagniello, C.M.L.S., J. Butler, A. Rosen, A. Sherwood, P.L.D. Roberts, P.E. Parnell, J.S. Jaffe, and A. Širovic. 2021. An optical imaging system for capturing images in low-light aquatic habitats using only ambient light. Oceanography 34(3):71–77, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.305.

BOOK REVIEW • Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don't Know About the Ocean
Briscoe, M. 2021. Review of Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don't Know About the Ocean, by N.Oreskes. Oceanography 34(3):78–81, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.301.

NAVIGATING GRAD SCHOOL • Envisioning and Writing a Thesis Proposal
Franks, P.J.S. 2021. Envisioning and writing a thesis proposal. Oceanography 34(3):82–87, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.316.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Marine Mystery Organisms: Learning Marine Ecology with Whales, Not Flashcards
Freeman, R. 2021. Marine mystery organisms: Learning marine ecology with whales, not flashcards. Oceanography 34(3):88–89, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.304.

Cerny-Chipman, E. 2021. Career profiles—Options and insights. Oceanography 34(3):90–91, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.317.

Sutton-Grier, A. 2021. Career profiles—Options and insights. Oceanography 34(3):91–92, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.318.