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Climate change denial, open-science hardware, some missing pink dolphins, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: May 1, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action)

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)

Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

  • Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are by Paul Robbins. Amy and I were just talking about how this particular book managed to break out of the academic bubble. A fantastic example for super-wonky, incredibly engaging science communication.
  • Aquaman Showcase: Volume 1 and Volume 2. Relive the classic Aquaman comics. These were the stories that helped connect me to the ocean. Also, for the first four months, they were literally the only thing that would get my newborn to fall asleep.

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

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Deep-sea biologist, population/conservation geneticist, backyard farm advocate. The deep sea is Earth's last great wilderness.


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