As I am sure you have all heard, Planet Earth is AWESOME! Chris and I took advantage of his student status and went to see Planet Earth- Water at the CU planetarium last night. It was really neat- huge screen, nice sound system, and hippies all around.
I know that not many of you will be able to take advantage of this program (they are showing the entire series, one every two weeks) but I just wanted to share. Seeing all that water really made me miss MN- and summer on the lake. I want to go swimming now more than ever. Oh well, summer will come soon enough.
I would like to share my favorite creature from last night's installment:
The Bamboo Shrimp
This guy secures himself in fast moving freshwater rivers and lets his fans do the rest of the work. He then eats the sediment that his fans "catch" as the water rushes past. It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen (that, or perhaps the group of otters that purposely tormented the crocodiles.)
image from Leino88 on flickr.com