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Mollusks & dinosaurs

Again, two animals I would have never put together. Similar I guess to what they do by studying tree rings to get an idea of what was happening on land, a group of researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Michigan have been doing a little dating, using the shells of the Mollusks in the ocean to also get an idea of what was happening on land.

The article is entitled “The demise of the dinosaurs found recorded in ancient mollusks: Researchers discover evidence of a one-two punch of climate change” by Michael d’Estries over at the Mother Nature Network. It always amazing me how they’re able to work backwards and look at what was happening millions of years ago.

Sincerely-

  

Green Librarian

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Moving on

So after my kids  lost the last of their beloved hermit  crabs (Peanut Butter Cup) we’ve started the process of finding a new pet and while my oldest son and my daughter want fish, my youngest son Julian want’s a snail.

So as the diligent father and librarian that I am, I’ve been doing some research, such as talking to pet stores and reading books. Now while we haven’t made a choice yet, I have learned that one I don’t want is the giant African land snail according to the article “Giant Alien Snails Attack Miami, Though They’re Not in Much of a Rush“by Arian Campo-Flores of the Wall Street Journal .

So while I’m not in a rush either, the search continues.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian