This is Alex’s last show on Incidents and Reflections. Let’s wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
This is also our last show of the semester. Have a good summer!
- Oceans (Deep Sea News, NOAA on hydrothermal vents, NOAA on ocean acidification) [09:09]
- Volcanism (Bill Nye the Science Guy episode on volcanoes, the Volcanic Explosivity Index) [43:42]
- Newly-named dinosaurs (Mateus et al. 2014 on describing Zby atlanticus, Curry Rogers and Wilson 2014 on describing Vahiny depereti, Wang et al. 2014 on describing Fortunguavis xiaotaizicus, O’Connor et al. 2014 on describing Evgenavis nobilis, Lü et al. 2014 on describing Qianzhousaurus sinensis) [51:51]
Addendum: We alluded to a study about voice mimicry in drongos early in the episode but did not have time to discuss it. This is the paper describing the research. In addition, the fascinating behavior observed in the study can be seen on BBC’s documentary series Africa.