Before you sail into the weekend, here are a few things to see you on your way in style:
- A cautionary tale for anyone considering a career in marine biology
- Water Blogged has learned that this Thursday was America's version of Canadian Thanksgiving, and good on ya for that. We're still a bit mystified by the traditions, though - turkeys we can understand, but why do you ritualistically slaughter Lions every year? Anyway, to honor our southern friends, we present you Pilgrims with evidence that a historically accurate Thanksgiving meal would likely include loads o' eels.
(Regardless, do not include eel in your next Thanksgiving meal, or in any meal for that matter - including sushi, where they are sold as unagi. Eel farming operations are seriously bad news for a number of reasons).
- Finally, my vote for the #1 most amazing-looking organism on this planet has to be the fish known as the barreleye (Macropinna microstoma). If the name doesn't ring a bell, you owe it to yourself to see this video from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
That is all. Class dismissed!