An exploration of our Earth's ever-captivating fauna through musings on the bizarre side of Zoology, Cryptozoology, Paleontology, and Paleoanthropology

Friday, January 16, 2015

My Appearance on The Fortean Slip Podcast: Sea Monsters, The Loch Ness Monster, and Cryptozoology

Tim Morris' spectacular poster-style illustration depicting various hypothetical 'sea serpent' forms inferred from reports. It is always a pleasure to discuss the potential for real zoological inquiry behind such fantastical concepts as these on podcasts and radio shows. (Source)
On January 2, I spoke with Fortean enthusiasts Christopher York and Steve Alcorn on their podcast The Fortean Slip. The main focus of this show was to discuss such matters as purported 'sea serpents', alleged mystery animals of Loch Ness, and the field of Cryptozoology as a whole. However, we also delved into fascinating topics like animal cognition and the currently poor state of mystery primate research. I can guarantee that I will be appearing on future shows with these astute yet humorous gentlemen, but for now please enjoy my latest appearance.  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A New Year and New Zoological Musings

The Etendeka round-eared sengi, a new species of elephant shrew which posed a surprise to mammalogists in 2014. (Source)
With the occurrence of this New Year's Day, yet another year of my writing on this blog has transpired. I hope to deliver fresh material throughout this coming year, with an increased focus on non-cryptozoological topics. I feel that time constraints and my own personal favoritism for the study of unverified animal species have caused me to neglect other zoological matters and even miss opportunities to write on recent discoveries. Also, I have since come to a significant turning point of sorts in regard to my views on this controversial field and its more popular mystery animal elements.