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Deep-sea mining goes to court, a year in climate reporting, oyster-adorned singers, and more! The Monday Morning Salvage: December 11, 2017.

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

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

230-foot-long killer whale geoglyph found in Peru Desert.

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

Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)

“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.” source.

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

  • Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood. Margaret Atwood wrote a comic book and it’s about cats and conservation!

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

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Marine science and conservation. Deep-sea ecology. Population genetics. Underwater robots. Open-source instrumentation. The deep sea is Earth's last great wilderness.

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