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I’ve owned fourteen octopuses over the years, and the most depressing part of bonding with these incredibly intelligent animals is their short life span. My local ones only live for about a year.
by Mark H
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat May 11, 2013 at 10:53 AM PDT with 40 Recommends
If there’s one crustacean that can be described as tank-like, this is it. The body is compact, the exoskeleton incredibly hard and the claws have evolved to form a perfect fit to cover the ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 10:46 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
Harvesting oysters in New England goes back to way before colonial times. Although today oysters are harvested mainly for food, back in the 1700’s they were collected for their shells. Limestone, ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM PDT with 67 Recommends
The Biomes Center commercial fisheries exhibit.
by Mark H
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 09:42 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
SFCityGuides.org - It was started by the SF Public Library by a librarian to give tours to visiting dignitaries of the City Hall building. 2 cool things about them, the Tours are free, and the ...
by l3m0n
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
Five years ago I attended Netroots Nation in Chicago. It was the highlight of that year for me (although in that same year my dog died, a long-term relationship ended and my son moved out, so the ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue May 22, 2012 at 06:04 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
It's ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 32 comments on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 10:02 PM PST with 55 Recommends
I did an hour-long phone interview with CNN last night. They were looking for an alternate ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 117 comments on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 09:59 PM PDT with 89 Recommends
Twice each year shorebirds along the eastern seaboard migrate thousands of miles ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 06:12 PM PDT with 63 Recommends
Although like most people I’m not all that thrilled about the damage caused by hurricanes and ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 04:24 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
As a marine ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 07:00 PM PDT with 85 Recommends
Most people are familiar with a lizard’s ability to drop its tail off at will. Also known ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Jun 19, 2009 at 05:20 PM PDT with 66 Recommends
As the term suggests, coral bleaching is the whitening of living coral colonies, a phenomenon ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Jun 12, 2009 at 05:36 PM PDT with 126 Recommends
Out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is a roughly million-square-mile area known as the ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 57 comments on Fri May 22, 2009 at 06:13 PM PDT with 125 Recommends
This will be an ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 65 comments on Fri May 08, 2009 at 05:51 PM PDT with 179 Recommends
Sea stars, ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2009 at 03:55 PM PDT with 59 Recommends
It’s always ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 68 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2009 at 04:56 PM PDT with 188 Recommends
The raised stone at the ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 33 comments on Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 05:06 PM PDT with 79 Recommends
If you consider a “profession” ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 167 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2009 at 03:13 PM PST with 381 Recommends
There are just under two hundred species of animals known as pufferfish. Nearly all are ...
by Mark H
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 04:43 PM PST with 56 Recommends