Source: flickr.com via Free-Choice on Pinterest We were all happy to see that our April Fool’s video had received more than 5,000 hits on YouTube as of this morning. Thanks for all the great comments, and thanks to PZ Myers for giving us a nod. I was amazed by the relative scarcity of comments [...]
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This is a video of Pearl’s relocation Friday. I always enjoy seeing staff, students, volunteers and visitors united in enthusiasm and concern for an individual. Note what Sid says to Pearl at 0:21. The animals in our care help bring the world to our visitors. Our debt is deeply felt.
Sid took some video of Ursula’s release last Friday. You can see it here. Thanks, Sid! You’ll notice that Jordan and Cory take care not to turn their backs to the ocean, but the ocean manages to dump a gallon or so of water on Jordan’s back anyway. We release our octopuses from Yaquina Bay’s [...]
Mark and Katie identified a useful model for data collection using the face-recognition system. That model is Dungeons & Dragons. Visitors come with goals in mind, often in groups, and they take on a variety of roles within those groups. D&D and similar role-playing games provide a ready set of rules and procedures for modeling [...]
I’ve tried to describe my job and workplace to strangers a few times. Most often, these attempts have been met with looks of concern for an obviously unwell man. Is this a common experience for other folks working in UX, museums, zoos and aquariums? A friend of mine in Orlando reported via Facebook yesterday that [...]