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A year of brutal hurricanes, the wonderful resilience of limpets, talking about meat consumption, and more! The Monday Morning Salvage: December 4, 2017.

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

  • ‘Extremely Active’ 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Comes to a Close – Here’s the Full Season in One Four-Minute Video:

The Argentine military submarine ARA San Juan and crew are seen leaving the port of Buenos Aires, Argentina June 2, 2014. Picture taken on June 2, 2014. Armada Argentina/Handout via REUTERS

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

Limpets clear the land, making space for a range of other species to move in, including amphipods, tiny snails, red and green algae, and more. Photo by Rebecca Kordas/UBC

The ‘tattooed’ lobster was found off New Brunswick, Canada. Photograph: Karissa Lindstrand

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

And finally, if you thought it was creepy that Facebook conducted a study by manipulating users emotions through delivering negative or positive posts to their timelines, you’re gonna love this new study, where Facebook analyzes the content of rants you wrote and then deleted without posting.

Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

For some reason I’ve been thinking about this very strange series of events from 2011 recently.

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