The bearded dragon and the blue whales are wishing you all a lovely day!
Happening in the World: Blue Whales have made a comeback in the waters around the Island of South Georgia. In a survey conducted earlier this year, there had been 58 blue whales sighted. Almost all in the region had been previously eradicated due to the high levels of whaling, so this number signifies progress. Some scientists believe that when the population decreased, the whales lost the cultural knowledge to navigate to South Georgia. What is perplexing to scientists though, is that there was never a lack in the food supply, even before the vast majority of the whales had been killed. (BBC News)
Happening in the US: A man in Kansas was recently accused of performing illegal autopsies. He is a self-taught pathology assistant who owned National Autopsy Services in Topeka, and he has no formal education in the field. He has made over 1.1 million dollars off of his autopsy services, which, according to the allegations against him, are fraudulent. He allegedly has not followed through on giving his clients the full autopsy report, and, if convicted, could face up to 20 years in prison for each count. (ABC News)
Happening in New York: A woman in Long Island found a seemingly paralyzed bearded dragon under her garbage bin. Unsure of what to do, she called 911. The police officers brought the bearded dragon into their car to warm it, and soon after, it began moving. It is thought to be healthy, but unfortunately, there is no news on who the owner is. (NBC New York)
Happening in the Community: There is a screening of the film, Paris Stalingrad, happening tonight from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm EST. This documentary tracks immigrants from various countries worldwide, and examines the difficulties they have faced in coming to the U.S. Registration is required and you can sign up here.
Dog Fact of the Week: Greyhounds are so speedy–they can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour (MSPCA).
Not a blue whale via Bwog Archives