Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Downtown Predator

When someone starts talking about an invasive predator fish, you probably would not think of Central Park in New York City.

A recent Yahoo News article by Dylan Stableford has the full story. "Environmental officials are set to conduct a survey of a Central Park lake for the northern snakehead, an invasive predator fish that can live out of water for days." The photo of the northern snakehead is quite impressive, but be sure to watch the video as well.

I don't think I would want to mess around with this guy.

Oxygen Particle

Oxygen Atom - NASA/World Book
Scientists have developed an oxygen particle that would help keep patients alive that are unable to breathe. When injected, the oxygen particles can keep the patient's brain and heart healthy for 15 to 30 minutes. This is often enough to restore breathing to the patient.

This treatment does not remove carbon dioxide from the patient's bloodstream, but getting oxygen is the first priority.

Take a look at the full story at Fox News. It is also available at other sites, simply search for 'oxygen particle injection'.

I know what you're thinking... Perhaps some day we merfolk can use a simple procedure to extend our underwater stay.

Space Kraken Story

You remember the Lego Space Kraken story from my April 16 blog post? Here is a related article from Kinja in which we learn the story behind the build.

Time to bring out the Lego sets you have stored away and build a mermaid. Send me photos!

Save the Mermaid Parade

The talk on the waves today is the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. The parade is scheduled for June 22nd, but may not run this year due to lack of funding. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to save the parade.

As they say, "Don't be Shellfish!" Here is all the information.

Mermaid Raina Encore

For fans of Mermaid Raina, here is an encore photo just for you. A big hug and splash to Raina for taking time to chat with us. If you missed Raina's interview, you can find it in my April 23 blog post.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com

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