While many are still getting over their MACNA high (or getting over missing it), we’re ready to get back into the swing of things with the last edition of the Friday Smorgasbord of the summer. We have a few stories from the Bay Area, catfish from the heavens and dolphin chatter to share with you today.
Who is it? Landshark
File this under “did this just happen?” Surfers at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach were unaware of a Great White in their midst on Wednesday, but this amazing footage from surfline.com shows a great white shark leaping in the air in front of a line of surfers at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. According to the story, one surfer saw the shark breech, many called BS. But surfline.com went to the tape and sure enough, captured the predator leaping from the water.
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Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff is investing in the ocean with a $10 million gift to back a new research effort spearheaded by the University of California, Santa Barbara. The so-called Benioff Ocean Initiative came about after the Salesforce CEO contacted marine biologist Douglas McCauley via email after reading one of his research papers, offering to help him gather more data. “Just as we have research hospitals seeking cures for devastating illnesses, we need a hospital to heal our oceans,” said Marc Benioff, in a statement.
A Philadelphia woman was struck in the head with a 5 pound catfish while walking in the park the other day. It appears a large bird dropped it and had, pretty good aim to hit the woman as she and a friend strolled through the park.
A new study suggests dolphins carry on “advanced” conversations with one another, similar to humans The clicks and whistles that dolphins use appear to be complex chains of words and sentences of a language that allow them to convey messages to one another, findings of a new study published in the St. Petersburg Polytechnical University Journal: Physics and Mathematics suggest.