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Monday Morning Salvage: December 26, 2016

Welcome back! We missed a week while I was traveling across the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and Guam, so dig in and enjoy!

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

  • The Mariana Trench!

The Mariana Trench Monument

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)

  • Kersey wrote a book! Read Kersey’s book, and find out the one simple trick to dominating grad school applications (spoilers: there’s no one simple trick for anything, ever).
  • Hook Jaw #1. Great white sharks, Somali pirates, sarcastic, grizzled marine biologist and plucky, naive Navy frogmen. It’s almost like this comic book was written for Southern Fried Science. 10 out of 10, would read again.

Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)

Feel free to share your own Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan, Driftwood, and Derelicts in the comments below. And, of as always, if you enjoy Southern Fried Science, consider contributing to my Patreon campaign to help us keep the servers humming.


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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