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Spectacular Deep Sea Squid Footage

Stunning footage of deep-sea squids from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where researchers use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to observe and record deep-sea animal behaviors.

Who, I ask you, is the coolest human being on the planet? Well yesterday (continuing through today and possibly tomorrow) it was Beth F. for sending me this rocking shot glass from the Oakland Zoo. Awesome things in this photo include: Oakland Zoo Shot Glassitude, my thumb, waffle-weave polyester couch. Additionally, I also recently acquired…

Training Circus Lobster

I cannot train my dog Mathman not to pee on the damned carpet but New England Aquarium’s senior trainer, cryptically known simply as “Erin”, can teach a lobster to score higher on the GRE than me. As some readers of this blog may know, I have long been concerned with growing Lobster / Human tensions…

Training Your Fish

I cannot train my dog Mathman not to poop in the house, but an aquarist named Lindsay at the New England Aquarium has a Lumpfish named Blondie to do tricks (no flaming hoops yet). Note that this is not an April Fool’s joke. If it were, Blondie would also be performing Under the Sea in…

Barry the Coral Ripper

For the last few months, a killer stalked the streets of Cornwall… or more specifically, the water of Cornwall, and even more specifically, the living reefs exhibit at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. Day after day, aquarists would return to the award winning exhibit, only to find once healthy coral ripped apart – in some cases…

The Greatest Gift of All

As many of you know, I collect zoo and aquarium shot glasses. I have the world’s largest and probably only collection and it is my pride and joy. When I die, my children will most likely be left poor in “money” but rich in shot glasses. A legacy we can all be proud of. I…

From ABC4.com: A shark managed to jump out of its aquarium and onto a water slide at a hotel swimming pool used by guests. No one was in the pool at the time. The female reef shark leapt over the one foot high barrier and slid down the slide known as the Leap of Faith…

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Super Important Breaking News

Thanks to a few recent generous donations, the World’s Largest Zoo and Aquarium Shot Glass Collection is coming along quite nicely. I know you were all burning to know. Below is a picture of the fabulous collector’s case I have stuffed most of them in. You will see it doubles as a shrine to lobsters.…

Baby Walrus Gets Bling

Still trying to figure out where the dividing line is between my new project, ZooBorns, and Zooillogix, but this definitely spans the two. Sixteen-month-old Pacific walrus Akituusaq shows off his new set of titanium crowns at his home in Sea Cliffs at the New York Aquarium. “Aki” was fitted with these crowns by Wildlife Conservation…