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Posted by Moontanman, 19 August 2010 - - - - - - · 764 views

i gave a talk at the local college marine lab, UNCW Marine Sciences Center, on the paddlefish, it was an Aquarium club meeting but a couple of marine biologists attended. The talk went well, i brought a live paddlefish in a cooler as a prop. My audience was enthralled, the lab director was so impressed he is setting up an aquarium to house a specimen and...

Paddlefish In The Home Aquarium

Posted by Moontanman, 07 August 2010 - * * * * - · 689927 views

Paddlefish in the home aquarium

Paddlefish are an ancient lineage of fishes whose origin predates teleost fishes by millions of years. Paddlefish are distantly related to chimeras and goblin sharks and more closely related to Sturgeons. There are two extant species of paddlefishes, the Chinese Paddlefish “Psephurus gladius”


Establishing goals for mankind

Posted by Moontanman, 25 May 2008 - - - - - - · 274 views

I think it's time that the human race starts deciding what it wants to accomplish in the future. For far too long goals have been limited to individuals, groups, and rarely entities as large as countries.

Even when these small groups make future plans they are limited to a few years or at most decades. We as a species need to establish just what we want...

Importance of space colonies

Posted by Moontanman, 22 May 2008 - - - - - - · 265 views

Developing orbiting space colonies is important for several reasons. first and foremost is the idea of allowing mankind to avoid natural disasters on the Earth of a magnitude large enough to seriously impact the entire ecosystem of the earth.

Humans as a species have already been through the eye of the needle of mass extinction once. Sometime around 75,...

Nuclear Power

Posted by Moontanman, 16 May 2008 - - - - - - · 240 views

For my first blog entry I would like to say how important I think nuclear power is. I live within a few miles of a nuclear power plant and the electric grid I get my power from has even more nuclear power plants. This allows me to enjoy reasonably priced electrical power at a time when many people have to pay outrageously high prices for their power. Whil...