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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Monday, May 30, 2011

BROOKLYN SEA MONSTER: "Much ado about Nothing," says Max

In fact he wrote something far less printable. However, I agree - of course its a sturgeon. How could any idiot think otherwise? However, in our increasingly urbanized society people are less and less in touch with the natural world. A few years ago a neighbour came to us in a state of high excitement because "one of our animals had escaped" and she would call the police if we didn't come and collect it now!

It was a large elephant hawk moth caterpillar.


1 comment:

Max Blake said...

Just to add, I made the identification based on the shape and ossification of the skull, and the rows of large scutes running down the dorsal surface of the body. Any other identification is embarrassingly wrong.