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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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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DALE DRINNON: Update on Sea Elephants

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/04/update-on-sea-elephants.html

HAUNTED SKIES: Zogger from Planet Bloggers

http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/04/zogger-from-planet-bloggers.html

A blog post that includes the Sheffield counter-culture, and a classic report from the 1950s. Can't be bad!

FOR ANY READERS WHO HAPPEN TO BE IN NEW YORK AT THE END OF THE MONTH

Coney Island, New York-An Action to Stop the Sale of Frogs Legs
Join us at Nathan's Famous restaurant on Saturday, April 30.

SAVE THE FROGS! (http://www.savethefrogs.com/) and the New York Turtle and Tortoise Society are organizing a Save the Frogs Day protest rally at the original Nathan's Famous restaurant, home of the hot dog eating contest-and wild-caught Cambodian and Japanese frog legs. Nathan's Famous has been contributing to the decline of frog populations by selling frog legs at its Coney Island location for the last 50 years.

Nathan's President (Wayne Orbitz) earns over $460,000 per year, but claims the company would "suffer an economic hardship" if they removed frog legs from the menu of their Coney Island location. Nathan's has over 270 locations, and only its Coney Island location sells frog legs. As Nathan's is known for its hot dogs and French fries, and can afford to pay both its President and CEO salaries of over $460,000 each, it is extremely unlikely that the company would suffer any economic hardships if they remove frog legs from their Coney Island menu.

Join us at the Coney Island Nathan's location on April 30 from 11 am to 2 pm and help us ensure that Nathan's employees and patrons make the responsible decision to stop contributing to worldwide frog extinctions. More details coming soon on www.savethefrogs.com and www.nytts.org.

If you would like to join us, please e-mail Kay Martin, kaymartin_civetta@yahoo.com, to let us know you plan to attend.

Directions to Nathan's: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=&ie=UTF8&q=nathans+famous+coney+island&fb=1&gl=us&hq=nathans+famous&hnear=Coney+Island,+NY&cid=0,0,8230032399209043904&ll=40.575517,-73.981557&spn=0.006295,0.006295&source=embed

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil-platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in one of the worst environmental disasters in America's history.
And now, the news:

Kakapo's future may lie with ailing chick
Let wonderfully weird kakapo die - scientist
Leads on rare sighting of kokako sought
Feathers tell century-plus tale of mercury polluti...

Normally at this point I'd pop up a link to a video vaguely related to the last news story but Because of yesterday's sad news about the death of Elisabeth Sladen here's a tribute to her work on Doctor Who as Sarah Jane Smith:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw_pYJY92Co

HAUNTED SKIES: John Hanson goes on a picnic, witnesses a birth, and reminiscences on how the project began

http://hauntedskies.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-it-all-began.html

KARL SHUKER: THE YELLOW MONSTER OF SUNDA STRAIT – A SECOND EXCLUSIVE FROM ‘STRANGER THAN PEOPLE’