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A new Gulf oil spill, opposition to deep-sea mining, DIY drop cameras, and more! Massive Monday Morning Salvage: October 30, 2017

I’ve been away for 2 weeks, so it’s a super-massive edition of the Monday Morning Salvage!

Fog Horn (A Call to Action)

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

Sampling SMS under the sea Photo: Nautilus Minerals

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

Hey, Andrew, how about you give us at least *some* good news today? Ok, fine.

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

Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)

  • Shelter from the Storm: Tulane University is offering free enrollment for students from Puerto Rican universities whose year has been disrupted by Hurricane Irma. I love it when institutions pay it forward.

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

We dug up and revised some Aquaman favorites from the past:

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