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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Saturday, May 23, 2009


In October last year the largest Chinook salmon ever found in California washed up dead. The salmon measured over 51 inches and is believed to have died from natural causes before washing up on the banks of Lower Battle Creek, near Red Bluff, California.

Biologist, Doug Killam, said that the fish could have weighed more than the 88 lbs salmon caught in the Sacramento River, which is the largest recorded Chinook salmon in California. The heaviest Chinook salmon ever caught was 126 lbs in Petersburg, Alaska, but most of the salmon biologists have weighed in California are between 20 and 30 lbs.

1 comment:

C-E C said...

Bloody nora!