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Deep-sea mining, octopus cities, a world without ozone, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: October 2, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action)

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

The first successful mining tool.

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

Aquanauts gather outside the Florida International University’s Aquarius underwater lab off Key Largo in this undated photo. Courtesy Mark Widick

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

Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)

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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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