One of our awesome volunteers brought in this submarine as enrichment for the octos, and this little sea monster has had a fantastic time sinking the ship, causing chaos, and finding food while doing so! I love the simplicity of this little vessel as a form of enrichment, and the potential it holds for more complicated activities.
“Tell me a happy story,” the dryad sleepily mumbled to her wife, curled up in her arms.
The mermaid smiled and ran a gentle hand along the dryad’s cheek. “The legends of the moon and the sea never meeting are false. They meet each night, they kiss with each high wave and every moon beam.”
The dryad made a soft noise of happiness and drifted to sleep.
Seven years after an elk hunter accidentally
stumbled on a fossil in Montana’s Charles M. Russell National Wildlife
Refuge, the new species he found by mistake has a name — Nakonanectes
“Nakonanectes” is to honor the
native Nakona people of Montana, and “bradti” is after David
Bradt, the hunter who discovered the fossil, according to a statement from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Bradt first discovered the fossil in a stream in 2010, he believed it
was from a dinosaur. “It’s about the size of a cow, and I’m thinking
it’s a triceratops,” he told the Associated Press.
But when paleontologists excavated and studied the fossil, it turned
out it belonged to a prehistoric sea creature that lived in an inland
sea east of the Rocky Mountains some 70 million years ago, according to
the AP. Read more (4/14/17 10:24 AM)
Can we just talk about when Percy was on Circe's island in sea of monsters she lead him into having a poor body image. Imagine how scaring it would be like the constant whisper in your ear that you will never be good enough. People look at him turning into a guinea pig as a joke, but see it as mentally traumatizing. You feel?