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Deep-sea Disco, Giant Icebergs, Pokémon Go, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: April 24, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action)

  • Still time! The EPA is seeking public input on the new administrations approach to environmental regulations. They are required to seek public input. They are required to respond to public input. Go tell them how you feel. Public comments close May 15. Here’s the docket with instructions on how to comment: Evaluation of Existing Regulations.

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

  • This deep-sea mining Disco video is something.

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

Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the south shore, also known as ‘iceberg alley’, near Ferryland, Newfoundland. Photograph: Reuters

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

And the review paper from GOSH2016 is out!

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

A perennial favorite:

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