Kat Eschner's newsletter about human-animal relationships. Vol 5 iss. 1
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Roland Gift, the lead singer of FYC, was a straight hottie with an amazing voice and I cannot get enough of it right now. This is my newsletter, deal with it.
There was a brief moment where I was persuaded FYC got their name from Moby Dick. At one point, Ishmael describes Queequeg, his close friend and implied lover who grew up practicing cannibalism, as a “fine young savage.” Supposedly the band’s name is actually from this movie I’ve never seen. But I like my version better.
Less than a fifth of deep-sea life is identifiable (Hakai Magazine; Nicola Jones; San Diego, USA)
Hundreds of thousands of mussels cooked to death on New Zealand beach in heatwave (The Guardian; Charlotte Graham-McLay; Wellington, New Zealand)
Looking beyond protected areas to conserve species in tea-garden terrains (Mongabay; Sahana Ghosh; West Bengal and Assam, India)
The creepy robot dog botched a test run with a bomb squad (OneZero; Michael Hayes; Massachusetts, United States)
How Ron Pittaway developed his acclaimed winter finch forecast (All About Birds; Hannah Hoag; Ontario, Canada; January 2020)
Extra tails and chonky bellies are making animals go viral–and it’s a game changer for shelter pets (Insider; Sophie Haigney; the depths of the internet)
The answer to lactose intolerance might be in Mongolia (Popular Science; Andrew Curry; Lake Khövsgöl, Mongolia)
How a beloved bird is helping save the Chesapeake Bay (Hakai Magazine; Libby Sander; Chesapeake Bay, United States)
Designing a new future for flesh: The case for the carnal skeuomorph (Mold, Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft; the wilds of philosophy)
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Oh, also: Lizzie Wade’s last newsletter was really good.