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Humpback New Yorkers

Humpback whales are taking Manhattan!  There have been twice as many sightings of humpbacks off of Rockaway Beach in Queens than there were two years ago.  That’s amazing!  Also amazing: these shots that New York photographers are capturing of whales against the New York skyline are absolutely jaw-dropping.

 

 

Scientists attribute the return of the whales to cleaner water, and increased populations of Menhaden- a popular prey fish.  I find it interesting that fish named the “menhaden” lives around the island of “Manhattan”.  Could there be a connection?

 

Happy Humpday (^_^)

Jack is Back

It may be Monday, but it feels a lot like Caturday around my house.  After being lost in the neighborhood wilds since Thursday night, our Jack the Cat was returned to us this morning by a friendly neighbor.  I am beyond happy to have Jack back home.

Benedict Otterbatch

An otter at the Tennessee Aquarium has been named “Benny,” after actor Benedict Cumberbatch. The likeness is truly undeniable, and this is quite possibly, the cutest thing, I have ever seen. ^_^

The Chattanooga aquarium made the otter-Cumberbatch connection official, after their Facebook invitation to name seven otters resulted in an overwhelming popular vote for Benedict. The Chattanooga outfit asked Facebook for possible names for the critter, who lives in their new River Otter Falls habitat, and several commenters instantly suggested Benedict, for reasons that will be obvious to anyone who’s spent time watching Sherlock and geek-outing in the Tumblrs of the interwebs.

Needless to say, the aquarium quickly made it official. Benny has been living at the aquarium for several months now, enjoying the limelight with his adorable otter family.

 

Happy Ottersday :#)

 

https://www.facebook.com/tennesseeaquarium/photos/a.10152066095705847.1073741845.30723695846/10152066095755847/?type=1

 

 

http://www.dailydot.com/geek/chattanooga-aquarium-names-otter-after-cumberbatch/

 

 

http://jezebel.com/genius-aquarium-names-otter-after-benedict-cumberbatch-1619451425?