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Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

BY THE WAY, WHICH ONE'S PINK?

http://www.tmz.com/2009/03/03/albino-dolphin-tickled-pink/

The Internet is a wonderful thing, but ultimately completely frustrating. This picture of "the world's only pink bottlenosed dolphin" which is supposed to be living in a "lake in Louisiana" was splashed across the Internet last night with no further information.

There are, of course, pink dolphins in the South China Sea and the Amazon, but they don't look anything like this. However I am not saying that the picture ain't genuine, merely that I don't know anything about its provenance. However, on a vaguely related topic, if you ever felt despair at the calibre of some of the people who inhabit "teh internets" read the comments at the bottom of the original posting, especially the incomprehensible one about Mr Darcy and female sex aids. It will make whatever faith you still have in humanity drop even lower.

2 comments:

G L Wilson said...

Jon - did you see these other photos: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1158494/Caught-camera-Is-worlds-PINK-dolphin.html

davinian said...

Also appeared in the Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4927224/Pink-dolphin-appears-in-US-lake.html

Mind you, it's amazing what you find when searching for female sex aids!