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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.

There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )

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Beluga whales!

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14th Aug 2006, 19:02   | tags:,,,,

I like Beluga's. They're like cute little sacks of lard.

14th Aug 2006, 19:39

crickson says:

Poor things, I did feel the pools were quite small there... maybe there are bigger pools out the back that they live in?

14th Aug 2006, 19:40

Dhamaka says:


14th Aug 2006, 19:43

Geodyne says:

They often do that.

The whale's pose in the top shot is fabulous.

14th Aug 2006, 19:50

FilbertFox says:

so RAB likes sacks of lard? Get your coat love - you've pulled!

15th Aug 2006, 08:49

hildegard says:

Unlikely Crickson - remember being reduced to tears by the living conditions of sea-otters at Seattle Aquarium. They had naff-all room, no toys, nothing stimuating in their environment at all... even their clams were shelled for them so they wouldn't scratch the all-important viewing panels... and Seattle's meant to be one of the humane ones... all v sad....

15th Aug 2006, 12:52

factotum says:

I highly recommend Roger Payne's book, Among Whales. It was published in 1995, so I imagine that it's now available in paperback. It's a wonderful read, with lots of information

15th Aug 2006, 13:34

swamprose says:

vcr aquarium has had a beluga die, and an orca, I think. whales do better tricks in the wild, methinks.

15th Aug 2006, 13:42

It's true. there is a big enclosure out the back, but they have had a few whale deaths. The haven't had an orca there for a loooong time, but the belugas had a baby a few years back which died a recently. When it was born they were arguing how happy the whales were (apparently belugas are hard to breed in captivity). They do only take animals that couldn't survive in the wild though, and claim to also be a research/conservation centre, but when it comes down to it, there's always issues with any kind of zoo.

15th Aug 2006, 16:07

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