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Farting oysters, bombing sea lions, and a new trash island? It must be the Monday Morning Salvage! November 20, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action)

  • It’s Native American History Month. Southern Fried Science recognizes that our servers are housed on the occupied land of the Timpanogos people while the majority of our writers live on unceded Powhatan territory. This November, Try Something New: Decolonize Your Mind.

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

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

The first vaquita caught by VaquitaCPR—a juvenile—had to be released. The international group was aiming to establish a captive breeding program for the highly endangered porpoise. Photo by Mexico’s Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources/Reuters

Figure 1. Regional effects of El Niño. Source: NOAA via Wikimedia Commons.

The VAMOS vehicle at SMD’s Head Office Turbinia Works Photo: SMD

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

Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

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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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