Sound-muffling hoods that can protect against sound-based machines could also be a trophy item.
way back when.
The reference to the "Cyclops" is explained here.
I'm skeptical that you could turn a ship at just the right angle to make a smokescreen, but smokescreens are another classic villain strategy. When I get to the evasion rules, I'll have to make mention of smokescreens.
A school of sharks is the proper term. This school seems to have five sharks, which isn't a lot, but it's probably the most sharks I've seen in one panel yet.
(Scans courtesy of Comic Book Plus)