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On Sunday, the Discovery Channel will show the first video of the giant squid in its natural habitat, at 8pm/7 central. I'm not generally inclined to post TV listings at the Tracker, but this one intrigues me. I read Jules Verne's "20,...

On Sunday, the Discovery Channel will show the first video of the giant squid in its natural habitat, at 8pm/7 central. I'm not generally inclined to post TV listings at the Tracker, but this one intrigues me. I read Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" as a kid, and I saw the Disney movie starring James Mason as Capt. Nemo, and I've been intrigued by the giant squid ever since. (Wikipedia describes the film as an early example of steampunk. This observation is in parentheses because it has nothing whatever to do with what I'm talking about.)

It turns out that the giant squid is a shiny silver color, making it look in real life more like some robotic demon than it did in the illustrations that generally accompany Verne's tale. Arikia Millikan has...

But why is the Bering Sea colder lately? That's damned...

But why is the Bering Sea colder lately? That's damned interesting. And if pollock, base of the region's major commercial fishery falter as is feared they could, what species might flourish or migrate in to replace them? What do the people on the fishing boats think about scientific expeditions that could urge lower annual quotas for the catch?

When one reads a report on most anything on ksjtracker's beat and radar screen, and it's stuffed with anecdote backed by facts and references, and one is left bursting with questions and an appetite for more, one has to judge the story a success. Back in June we got wind (prev....