What’s interesting around the Internet?
- Fuzzy dinosaurs
- Rare dinosaur handprints: dinosaurs carried their ‘hands’ knuckle-out
- New dinosaur in Texas confirms that Herrerasaurus was an early theropod
- Critique of Dr. Who‘s Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and Dr. Who wasted a chance to make dinosaurs cool
- T. rex and Triceratops biomechanics
- The Salton Sea is dying as irrigation is cut back. California sits on its hands. By Chris Clarke:
“The dwindling Salton Sea, now about 42 feet deep at its deepest point, regularly releases the same nasty smells into the Salton Basin airshed, especially during the hottest months of the year. When it’s hot the Sea’s algae blooms and then dies, the dead algae decomposes, the organisms decomposing the algae consume oxygen, the amount of oxygen dissolved in the water drops, the Sea’s fish suffocate and die, and the shore becomes a distinctly uncomfortable place to spend time….Some experts say that the Sea’s fish could be wiped out as soon as 2018, leaving behind a dwindling, anaerobic sea filled with algae and cyanobacteria that could release large amounts of sulfur compounds with every passing storm, which would persist on its trickle of agricultural runoff for more than 50 years.”
- The Book of Cats by Charles Henry Ross — read online!