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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Friday, September 30, 2011

NEWS: Beached whale found 800 metres ashore in Yorkshire

Thanks to our old friend Simon Reames for sending this. It has to be the strangest headline of the year: a 33ft Sei Whale has been found stranded in a field.

Read all about it...


ONNO said...

Was hoping the story would have a happier ending :(

Dani @ ONNO Organic Clothing

Tim Chapman said...

The headline is grossly inaccurate, though. As the story says, the whale is thought to have perished some 800m offshore (not ashore!), then washed up on this tidal marsh (not a field).
It was a mildly out-of-place animal, in that Sei whales are rarely found in the North Sea and prefer deep waters, but otherwise there's nowt fortean about it.