Saturday, December 31, 2022

Interview with On The Track

 My New Years' hello to all. Jonathan's quirky podcast split our interview about the new book and zoology over two shows. This is the first, and my segment starts at about six minutes in. Enjoy!

Friday, December 16, 2022

New dolphin subspecies named

 In the eastern Pacific, we have a newly named subspecies of the bottlenose dolphin, the Tursiops truncatus known to millions by virtue of being the dominant species in (controversial) aquarium exhibits. The new subspecies is T. truncatus nuuanu is unusually small for a bottlenose population and hangs out between Baja California and the Galapagos islands. See the video report here

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Saturday, December 03, 2022

Cryptozoology Museum moving to Bangor

I have a liking for the International Cryptozoology Museum, by far the most comprehensive of its kind, and for Bangor, Maine, where I was born. The ICM is moving from Portland to Bangor, the new home of director/founder Loren Coleman.

Loren Coleman at his museum home. (Photo ICM)

There's nothing like the ICM. It houses hundreds of thousands of items, from correspondence and newspaper clippings to Bigfoot casts and cryptid sculptures. It's valuable to zoologists, folklorists, natural historians, and more.  My friend Loren and I have differences over some of the cryptids, but he's sincere (you can't say that about a lot of people in cryptozoology) and doing a great service even if you think cryptozoology is nonsense. I donate money every year and encourage others to do so.  There's a video clip with the article here.

"The International Cryptozoology Museum has, as its primary mission: to educate, inform, and share cryptozoological evidence, artifacts, replicas, and popular cultural items with the general public, media, students, scholars, and cryptozoologists from around the world."