A brutal slog through some of the worst ocean and climate news of the summer. Also, fish cannons. [Tuesday] Morning Salvage: August 13, 2019.

Foghorn (A Call to Action!)

  • Trump Administration Guts Endangered Species Act, setting back conservation efforts by decades, dooming thousands of charismatic species to extinction, and sealing his legacy as the racist president that is unambiguously worse than Nixon. Look, at this point, if you aren’t calling your representatives on the regular to demand impeachment, I don’t know what to tell you.

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

Image: Pierre Markuse (Flickr)

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

A dead vaquita porpoise entangled in an illegal gillnet. Scientists say the species could be extinct with a year. Photograph: University of St Andrews/PA
In this undated file photo, the submarine USS Grunion (SS 216) is seen underway. (U.S. Navy Photo)
One of the rescued sawfish from the fish kill at Blina Creek on Liveringa Station. Supplied: David Morgan to ABC.

The Gam (ocean podcasts we love)

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

A banner month for hydrothermal vent science (and they’re all open access)!

The rest of the ocean is pretty interesting, too.

Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)

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