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Chasing Genius, aquatic brain blobs, hurricanes, bats, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: September 4, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action)

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

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

As the number of dolphins has dwindled, so has the number of fishermen who know how to work with them. Credit Minzayar Oo

Trans-Tasman Resources proposes to use an undersea crawler to suck up iron-sand from the seabed. Graphic/Supplied

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

And a great new paper from Southern Fried Science author Chris Parsons, Deep Sea News’s own Rick MacPherson, and the legendary godfather of the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument, Angelo Villagomez:

Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

School’s back in session! What textbooks are you excited about this year?

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

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