Turn Parasites Into Pearls

Most of us have probably heard how an oyster creates a pearl. But in case you haven’t, here is the gist:

An irritant enters the oyster’s shell and imbeds itself in the mantle (the layer inside the shell that surrounds its body).  The oyster secretes nacre to smooth over the irritant, and a pearl is formed. Nacre is sometimes called “mother-of-pearl” because of this process.

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ZooFit Holiday Guide- How to Have a Healthy Holiday

Happy Holidays to everyone from ZooFit. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, or all or none of the above, this is a special time of year. It is the season of giving, huddling close to fires, reflecting on the year, and a general jolly feeling lingers in the air.

ZooFit is all about being the best version of ourselves, any time of the year. The holidays are a notorious season where our goals get pushed to the back burner. We’ll pick them back up and brush them off in the new year. Let’s just have fun, eat, drink, and be merry. Read More “ZooFit Holiday Guide- How to Have a Healthy Holiday”

Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 12: The Mentality of a Conservationist

A couple of months ago, I attended a talk by a photographer sponsored by the library for their Trudy Sunberg lecture series. I was excited to hear from this artist because he has traveled the world and filmed some incredible animals all over. But I was incredibly disappointed in the presentation and the message conveyed by the speaker. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 12: The Mentality of a Conservationist”