The hunt for Soviet submarines, a 5-foot-long shipworm, the impossibilities of deep-sea mining, and more! Massive Monday Morning Salvage: March 5, 2018.
Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Subscribe to the Chesapeake Bay Journal (it’s free)! The venerable grey lady of the Bay survived the EPA’s attempt to defund them. Consider sending a few dollars to the journal, too. If you’re filing MD taxes this year, you can earmark some of you return to Chesapeake Bay programs.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- The secret on the ocean floor: the wild, weird origin of the modern deep-sea mining industry, complete with spies, Soviet submarines, and Howard Hughes. How much is real? How much is emergent from this first fake venture? If you only read one thing about deep-sea mining, read this.
We really misled a lot of people and it’s surprising that the story held together for so long”
- As biodiversity declines, so does public attention. We need to push back against this trend.
- After Centuries of Searching, Scientists Finally Find the Mysterious Giant Shipworm Alive!