High octopuses don’t love you back, sextants in space, protect our ocean monuments, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: September 24, 2018

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Foghorn (a call to action)

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

  • Gulper Eels are amazing. Amazing.
There are approximately 30 vaquitas left in the world Illustration: Mona Chalabi

There are approximately 30 vaquitas left in the world
Illustration: Mona Chalabi

  • There are sextants on the International Space Station and I can’t stop thinking about it.

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

Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater near Trenton, North Carolina. Photo: AP

Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater near Trenton, North Carolina.
Photo: AP

An auctioneer starts its new year auction of the frozen tuna at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on January 5, 2018. The famous market opened its doors for public viewing of their tuna auction one last time on Friday before moving to the new location in Toyosu. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

An auctioneer starts its new year auction of the frozen tuna at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on January 5, 2018. The famous market opened its doors for public viewing of their tuna auction one last time on Friday before moving to the new location in Toyosu. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

This photo taken Sept. 19, 2018, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows a pool for a bottlenose dolphin at the-defunct Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo. (Kyodo)

This photo taken Sept. 19, 2018, from a Kyodo News helicopter shows a pool for a bottlenose dolphin at the-defunct Inubosaki Marine Park Aquarium in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo. (Kyodo)

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)

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

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