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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Let It Be Known...

... that today, November 11th 2007, my nearly 2-year old son uttered the following words from mouth: "Octopus". Well it sounded more like "ockpoos". I am so proud. His first invertebrate was "fly" (meant for butterfly and fly), followed by "snail" and "shell". I think it is about time we start working on latin names.

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  1. Teach him how to say "evolution"!!

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  2. Excellent! Grooming him as invertebrate biologist from an early age are we? Much better than a future olympic athlete

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  3. Oh, Kev, look what I found: there's an article in one of our online magazines about a photo competition in the Eilat coral reef, and there are quite a few lovely invert pics which I thought you might enjoy, here's the link:

    http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3469141,00.html

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  5. as for teaching Latin names, I don't see why not - kids learn them all the time rather easily. Like Tyranosaurus and Tricerotops. Why can't they learn Strongylocentrotus or Architeuthis just as easily?

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