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Archives for October, 2008

Researchers have been dispatched to the Great Kali river in India to study whether a form of giant catfish called goonches have taken to preying on humans. The Indians traditionally burn their dead in the river, which, according to local lore, has led in two ways to the fish attacking humans: #1 – because the…

Donors Choose Reminder

Dear Incredibly Wealthy Readers, A week or so back we announced our participation in the Donors Choose challenge. Specifically, we are raising money for elementary school teachers in the Bronx to bring animals into the classroom and a teacher outside of DC build out his outdoor ecology program. These are worthy, and very affordable, causes.…

Banksy Opens Pet Shop in NYC

The pseudo-anonomous British grafitti artist known only as Banksy unveiled an installation in Greenwich Village this week entitled The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill. Included are chicken nuggets that dip themselves in sauce, fish sticks that swim round an aquarium and smoked meats that slither around their tanks. Better knwon for his murals, the…

Deepest Living Fish Discovered

A joint UK-Japanese team has discovered the new record holder for the world’s deepest living fish. At 7.7km deep in the Japan Trench, the researchers managed to take some great video of Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis doing its thing. The clowns at Deep Sea News have already covered this and we suggest you check out their site…

Fungus Amongus

Fun little stop-motion fungus vid this morning… which I can’t get to run on here properly. While I’m at it, I might as well add a video from a couple weeks back that appeared on Carl Zimmer’s blog, The Loom. Entitled “Fungus Cannon,” it demonstrates new research by Nicholas Money, a mycologist from Miami University,…

Scientists in England working with an international conservation group have compiled a sample list which will be used much like the Dow Jones Industrial Average to track the overall status of endangered and threatened species in the world. Andrew and I should never have sunk our life savings into Steller’s sea cows! You may have…

Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals

(Seems to work in Firefox but not IE or Chrome)

Impressive Right Whale Photography

Zooillogix has a lot of Belgian readers. This makes us uncomfortable. One such pale reader, Thomas Cordie, pointed us to some beautiful photos of right whales on National Geographic. Despite my temptation to just copy them all for you to enjoy, I’m posting one, and suggesting you take a look over there. More NGC stuff…

Epic Guinness Evolution Commercial

How we missed this the first time around I will never know, nor forgive our readers for. Enjoy! Thanks to Mike McElwain for sending along. yitb

Zooillogix is participating in DonorsChoose, a very cool annual fundraising effort to directly provide needy schools with the materials they need. There are literally thousands of projects to choose from and we selected some pretty modest ones that we hope our readers will choose to support. #1 An enterprising elementary school teacher in the Bronx…