Next Dive Club Outing:
Memorial Day Weekend
Sat. May 24 - 26 Russian Gulch group site, Mendocino Coast
* BCD Abalone Cookoff! *
Who could ever forget the 1st year of the Cook-Off? 2002:
Great Chefs at the Salt Point Campground
1st place- Sweet and Sour ab by Curt
2nd was a tie - Surf and Turf By Fred and Kung Pao ab by Carol.
Pete came in third with Sesame ab although he used all his major ingredients for Saturday night's dinner so
possibly he could have done better if he hadn't been so generous.
Fourth place was tied with Roy's Breaded Fried ab, Pricille's Baked ab, Bonnie Roe's Vegetarian ab and Jeans pelagic ab (fish).
Seen a monkey loose in your subdivision?
LAKELAND -- A pack of 15 monkeys have escaped from a wildlife facility in Polk County, sparking a massive search for the animals, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
When Fish and Wildlife spokesman Gary Morse answered his phone today, he immediately knew the topic.
"The monkey business," he said. "As far as I know, there are several teams out looking for this group of monkeys."
The monkeys, called Patas monkeys, are harmless to humans.
Apparently, the monkeys jumped off their home on an island at the wildlife area and swam across a pond, something they are not supposed to be able to do, Morse said. A group of patases in Naples has lived on one side of a moat for decades, never venturing into the water, Salisbury said. The same is true for colonies in European zoos, he said. "I guess these guys living in Puerto Rico learned how to swim."
What to do if you see the missing Patas monkeys?
Don't approach them. Call the Fish and Wildlife's hotline: 1-888-404-3922.
Oceanic Creates Custom Wetsuit for African Penguin Named Pierre!
Pierre, a venerable 25 years old at the
Stienhart Aquarium, was going bald, which left him with an embarrassingly
exposed, pale pink behind.
Schaller's first tried a heat lamp to keep
Pierre warm. Then she got another idea: If wetsuits help humans frolic
in the chilly Pacific, why not whip up one in a slightly smaller size?