The real deep reefs of South Carolina, dolphin chatter, autonomous starfish killing robots, an exciting submarine discovery, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: September 3, 2018

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)

The Gam (conversations from the ocean-podcasting world)

Speak Up for the Blue with two great recent episodes.

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

https://twitter.com/eldahshan/status/1035929578626318336

Megalodon teeth from several museum collections used for size and jaw placement comparisons.

Megalodon teeth from several museum collections used for size and jaw placement comparisons.

No hyperlink link, it’s a fake photo.

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

Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)

Story time! I found this delightful volume in a used book store in Annapolis. Inside the front cover, I found a letter from the author to Admiral Mike Rindskopf, the youngest officer to command a fleet submarine and (when he died in 2011) the last living US commander of a WWII sub. What a cool piece of submarine history!

The Realm of the Submarine.It gets better! Check out the end page inlay illustration the sizes of various submarines compared to a blue whale. Not only does it show just how big military subs are compared to research subs (we have bad priorities), but some of the sizes genuinely surprised me. I always though that Aluminaut (4), for example, was about the same size as Alvin (3).

From The Realm of the Submarine.

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