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Skate saunas, clone armies, deep news from deep-sea mining, an ocean of plastic, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: February 12, 2018.

Monday Morning SalvageFebruary 12, 2018

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) Attack of the clones! A Pet Crayfish Can Clone Itself, and It’s Spreading Around the World! One of the take-home points in the talk I gave last Friday is that we barely know anything about the services hydrothermal vents provide to the rest of the ocean ecosystems. Deep-sea hydrothermal […]

Chasing Genius, aquatic brain blobs, hurricanes, bats, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: September 4, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageSeptember 4, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) Hurricane Harvey has passed, but its impacts will continue to be felt for years to come. There’s lots of great organizations to donate to, but in the immediate aftermath,it’s often best to donate to local relief programs that already have a ground team in place, rather than national groups […]

Nerds of trust, deep-sea mining, ocean art, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: July 3, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageJuly 3, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) Protect the Outer Continental Shelf! Last week, the president announced a plan to open up significant portions of the outer continental shelf for oil and gas exploration. Call you representative! The public comment period opens today and runs through August 17. We’ll have a template script prepped for your use […]

Namibian Government Announces 18-month Moratorium on Seabed Mining

Conservation, deep sea, Environmentalism, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceSeptember 24, 2013

Good news came out of Namibia last night, as the government declared an 18-month moratorium on all experimental seabed mining in Namibian waters, pending a more comprehensive environmental impact assessment. Pressure from both environmental groups and the fishing industry ultimately led to this decision. Both sets of stakeholders, as well as scientists and members of […]