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Monday Morning Salvage: December 12, 2016

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

  • Mr. Trashwheel, who has the best social media game in town. How can anyone compete with a garbage-eating floating waterwheel who’s Reddit AMA is this on point?

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

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

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

  • The original article about the bathyscaphe Trieste’s legendary dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, from a 1960 issue of Life Magazine. What, you all don’t have a collection of classic popular literature from the deep history of your research field?

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

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