Thursday, May 07, 2009

Basking Sharks in the Marianas Trench

There is a cool story on the National Geographic website about basking sharks spending their summers in "deep, warm-water hideouts." One of the scientists said the discovery was like "finding polar bears in Kansas."

So maybe there are basking sharks in the Marianas Trench? Who knows? Maybe Megaladon is down there, too.

Speaking of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, the Friends of the Monument are on the front pages of both the Saipan Tribune and the Marianas Variety today.

angelo villagomezFrom the Saipan Tribune:
On May 1, Fitial told Sablan not to support any changes to the national monument proclamation by legislation at this time.

On the same day, the governor wrote to the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, telling him that he “strongly opposes” the Friend's recommended reversal of the three provisions of the proclamation.

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