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Science as graphic novel, baby eels, anglerfish emoji, drone ocean rescue, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: January 22, 2018.

Fog Horn (A Call to Action)

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

Nan Shepherd. (Wikimedia Commons)

Nan Shepherd. (Wikimedia Commons)

Managing marine socio-ecological systems: picturing the future

Managing marine socio-ecological systems: picturing the future.

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

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)

  • A less-than reputable science channel sends a team of scientists to the Marianas Trench to make a fake documentary about mermaids. It’s like Mira Grant’s Rolling in the Deep horror novel was written just for me (including my all-time favorite trope: wildly inaccurate descriptions of what research cruises are actually like).

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