Entry for February 22, 2007

Photo from New Zealand Department of Fisheriew via China Daily.

When I was a student in Williamsburg, squid sold for 39 cents a pound, about 10 cents more than chicken backs, which, after all were just about all bone, skin and fat. It was enough to turn one to vegetarianism. The squid I cooked were little fellers, maybe four inches long. nothing like the guy (gal?) pictured above, a sample of the

Colossal squid, known by the scientific name Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni…estimated to grow up to 46 feet long and have long been one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep ocean.

This one, is estimated to have tipped the scales at at least 990 pounds, although “only” 39 feet long. Calimari, anyone?

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An update about John Borowski’s quest to debunk corporate polluters greenwashed curriculum handouts at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference: Gary Wheeler, the Executive Director of NSTA is denying his resistance to help spread the word on “An Inconvenient Truth” but Borowski questions his veracity. And Laurie David, after citing John in her Washington Post op-ed is proving to be of little help according to his December 29 article in Counterpunch, “Laurie David and Me: Curb Your Environmentalism.”

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