Hi! My wife Lisa and I have a 12 year old boy named Jackson and a 9 year old girl named Lauren. Jackson's a sweet kid who loves math and science and is already way beyond me when it comes to computers. Lauren may seem shy, but ask her about animals, especially West Highland White Terriers, and she'll talk your fluffy little ears off!
Friday night is our family "Star Trek and pizza night," and we like to go for hikes and bike rides. On weekends I play ice-hockey with other old, slow guys, and I'm eager to take the kids to a Kings or Ducks game soon! Lisa and I are also the owners of 2 self-serve frozen yogurt stores, so we like to support other small business owners!
With not just one, but two giant oarfish washing up on Southern California beaches lately, it's got some Californians worried. An old Japanese myth is that oarfish are harbingers of earthquakes. Some believe that the giant fish, which usually stay at least 3000 feet underwater, beach themselves when a large quake is immenent.
There were reports of several oarfish washing up before major quakes in Chile in 2010 and Japan in 2011. (The one in the picture is from near San Diego in 1996.)
Scientists, both biologists and geologists say there is no known connection between the fish and earthquakes. What do you think? Could there be something to this, or does it just smell fishy?
photo: Wikipedia Commons