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rengeek will and tilda

i got a special dispensation from original sin

Today we went to Rocky Neck, so stillsostrange could do some New England Rocky Seacoast Deep One research.

Apparently, it's prom season for antique horrors from the deep: the living fossils were getting frisky.

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We also met an unfortunate jellyfish.

Also, the latest entrant in Signage: An Occasional Series:

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About a year ago I participated in a horseshoe crab count, went to the beach one night with a few friends and counted the number of live animals on a certain stretch of shore. Usually at that time of year, at that time of night, there are hundreds to be found in the search area. Last year there, not a one.
YAY horseshoe crabs! I love them so much :) My 2 seconds of fame was being in the paper for designing and facilitating a horseshoe crab education program. They called me "the crab lady".

Now I get to be "the snake lady", thank goodness.
I confess that I'm concerned about the reason that sign is necessary - pre-fab metal buildings? (sort of like the old "portable" classrooms when I in junior high back on Staten Island - cheap expansions to the school)
Something about the ergonomics of the surrounding area, maybe? It is all low and open.
I got caught in a sudden deluge once at the Eiffel Tower once. There's not a whole lot of shelter at the Eiffel Tower, but the guards weren't too happy about people crowding in to what there was. I *think* they were more worried about security from mad bombers thna from lightning, since they themselves were staying in the dry areas...

(As I recall, there wasn't a whole lot of lightning but there was some. But it was really pouring down rain.)
Actually I imagine it has to do with the lightning fatality at a pavilion in one of the other state parks, last year.
D: I never wanted to think of horseshoe crabs that way. XD
I learned a lot about the impact of horseshoe-crab spawning season on the Western Hemisphere's ecosystem from this ep of Nature on PBS. Fascinating little primordial beasts.

Edited at 2009-05-26 05:44 pm (UTC)
Nifty! Thank you.
No problem. NB: the scenes about the medical uses of (and extraction techniques for) their blood were, to me, exceedingly creepy (example picture). Fairly SFnal, though.