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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Sunday, April 18, 2010

CFZ AUSTRALIA: Monster Hammerhead Shark

A gargantuan 17-foot-long, 2.6-ton hammerhead shark caught off the eastern coast of Australia last month has been purchased by a shark aficionado who plans to display it in his Hervey Bay museum.

Read more about the monstrous endangered shark, believed to be about 40 years old, at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10638826

Posted By CFZ Australia to Centre for Fortean Zoology Australia at 4/16/2010 04:45:00 PM


Richard Freeman said...

A 17 foot shark isnt going to weight 2.6 tons unless its made out of lead. I think 3 quaters of a ton to a ton might be a more realistic estimate.

CFZ Australia said...

I think you're on the money there Richard - 1200kg = 1.2 metric tons. The moral of this story - never trust (or cut and paste from a story by) a journalist :P