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Octopus Genes, Decolonization, and a mega-dose of Citizen Science! Monday Morning Salvage: April 10, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageApril 10, 2017

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) Octopuses are weird. Really, really weird. Ed Yong covers yet another weird octopus thing in the Atlantic: Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes. And check out the original paper, below. Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web) This interview with Shay Akil McLean is one of the […]

I sing the praise of my robot underlings, the workhorses of deep sea exploration

deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceMarch 28, 2012

James Cameron’s triumphant dive and (equally important) return from the Challenger Deep is a landmark achievement. In 62 years, only 3 people have ever visited the bottom of the Mariana Trench. While budgets for scientific exploration have been cut across the board, Cameron ponied up tens of millions to build only the second human-occupied submersible capable of reaching those […]

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