Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Helicopters, aircraft carrier to save island’s unique wildlife?

A ground-breaking £1.5 million RSPB project to eliminate introduced rats from an uninhabited island in the central Pacific has attempted to remove the fingerprints of man from an otherwise idyllic tropical paradise. As a bonus, the project has also increased the known size of the UK's overseas territories by six square kilometres.

Henderson Island, one of the UK's most remote territories and a World Heritage Site, has been ravaged by Pacific Rats, introduced by the Polynesians eight centuries ago...

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Chick photos renew hope for endangered Caribbean seabird

Black-capped Petrel chick—a little ball of gray fluff that was discovered at its nest inside a mountaintop cave. The finding helps answer questions about this secretive species’ life cycle.

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HAUNTED SKIES: The Florida 'Thingnik'

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

On this day in 1930 Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, was born.
And now the news:

Aldrin gets really annoyed when people mention the conspiracy theory that the lunar landings were filmed on Earth and that America never went to the moon. It begs the question where the heck all the moon rocks found in museums comes from if they didn’t go but here is a video that sums up the conspiracy theory (it conveniently ignores the moon rocks though):

DALE DRINNON: New at the Frontiers of Anthropology

New article about DNA testing of coconuts on Frontiers of Anthropology:


Best Wishes, Dale D.

P.S. another article on California Monsters is on the way, too.