28 July 2011

Of Sea Monsters, Skeeters, and Stuck Bridges...


Sea Monsters May Actually Exist

”…science writer and palaeontologist Dr Darren Naish, said: "The huge number of 'sea monster' sightings now on record can't all be explained away as mistakes, sightings of known animals or hoaxes. "At least some of the better ones, some of them made by trained naturalists and such, probably are descriptions of encounters with real, unknown animals….” Independent.ie

You Know It’s Hot When…

…you have to hose down the bridge to get it to close: “City officials say the swing bridge's truss has expanded in the heat. That causes it to stick when it swings open to allow boat traffic on the Quinnipiac River to pass underneath. Crews have had to call the fire department hose down the bridge to get it closed again.” Courant.com

Bridgeport, Orange: WNV Mosquitos Back in Town

“In 2011, WNV-positive mosquitoes have been trapped in 2 municipalities; the first were trapped in Bridgeport on June 21st and the second in Orange on June 29th. No Connecticut residents have been identified with illnesses related to WNV infections this year.” Source: CTDPH

Fisherman Gets Show on Cooking Channel

”Ben Sargent, an avid urban fisherman who is known among friends to make a “mean chowder,” stars in a new Cooking Channel show about seafood.” NYTimes.com

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