yesterday while jogging I saw a seagull repeatedly carry a live mussel, which washed in attached to a clump of seaweed, and drop it on the malecon to break it. he's learning from the crows?! he'll have a genetic advantage, and presumably so will his offspring, if he isn't limited to handouts and leftovers as many other gulls are. it's nice to imagine the whole world, all the animals, reaching enlightenment and coming up with new ways of doing things both for fun and for survival. those rays we saw attempting to fly out by Espiritu Santo a few weeks ago are another example. in a high wind it's entirely possible they could go many yards in a single jump.
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