July 11th, 2006

shep B&W

Jellies taking over! (Hmm, sounds like a bad DR WHO episode title)

We're all doomed. DOOMED I say! Yes, the world will not be inherited by rats, cockroaches or investment bankers. The jellyfish will outlive us all. Although for those who read depressing non-fiction books on the destruction of the world's waterways already know of their destructive power, a new article came out today. http://www.livescience.com/animalworld/060710_jellyfish_explosion.html reported that man's heavy fishing has taken a toll, and now the jellyfish are increasing in numbers. "In fact the jellyfish are so numerous in the study area that they now represent more biomass than all the fish combined," says the article. "Their numbers, ironically, are beginning to "significantly interfere with fishing operations," the researchers report in the July 12 issue of the journal Current Biology." Alas, the total biomass of jellyfish in the Namibian shelf is now estimated to be more than three times that of fish.

You can read more at this site http://www.ocean.udel.edu/blacksea/chemistry/jellyfish.html where I plucked the following neato cool piccie of a jelly (hope they don't mind):



They're gorgeous to watch, but having experienced the sting, I can say emphatically you shouldn't touch the little buggers.

 

shep B&W

Rachel Luttrell and "A Dog's Breakfast"

Google news (that's www.google.com/news) has finally spit out some fun information on David Hewlett via an informative interview with Rachel Luttrell, who plays Teyla in SGA. Anyway....

And finally, apart from the music side of things, do you have any other projects in the pipeline?
"I don't know whether you know David [Hewlett] has written, directed and co-produced a movie and I was in that, so I'm looking forward to seeing how that turns out. It's a dark comedy called Dog's Breakfast - we're all going to get a chance to see a screening of it in a few weeks. Other than that, I'm pretty much nose to the grindstone for Atlantis. Our hiatus is in October, but two of those months are already booked up with travelling around. I'm hoping I get a chance to do something else before we head back, but that remains to be seen!"

Ever since hearing about Dog's Breakfast, and seeing DH talk about, I just can't wait to see it. Since we really don't get film festivals in this neck of the woods, I'm waiting patiently for it to hit the DVD market. If you want to see a great DH flick, try out Nothing. It's hysterical!

And definitely check out the rest of her interview. Fun stuff! Love how she calls all the guys she works with "the boys" :)