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A lowdown of what's happening with the oceans and the people that care about them:

1) Dr. Jeremy Jackson delivers a lecture on the Brave New Ocean tonight at Harvey Mudd College.

2) Oceana is again running their Freakiest Fish contest. Check out their site and vote for your favorite freak fish. Currently the vampire squid is in the lead.

3)Another deep-sea dwelling fish that is "surprisingly cute" (and thus not up for freakiest fish) has been filmed for the first time by a Japan-UK team. It is suspected Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis is the deepest living fish found to date. Watch footage of it at the BBC.

4) At least jellyfish are good for something! Today two Americans and one Japanese scientist share the chemistry Nobel Prize in part for discovering how to exploit the genetic mechanism responsible for luminosity in jellyfish. The technique was then used in all sorts of medical ways, like to tag brain cells and cancer cells. Read more here.

5) Check out the new Microdocs: The Short Attention Span Science Theater on Ecological Sustainability with Steve Palumbi

6) Something FREE in New York? Huh? You didn't think it was possible but it's true. The Senate Groundlings film from Shifting Baselines will be shown as part of an evening of free science films in Brooklyn on Wednesday, October 22nd. Looks like a fun event for New Yorkers!

That's all for now, people. More soon!

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