Ep 29: The Harbormaster
BewilderBeastsMarch 22, 2021x
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00:26:0117.91 MB

Ep 29: The Harbormaster

Ep 29: The Harbormaster

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Today, Melissa covers the legendary Andre the Seal from Rockport, Maine. Additional topics include slugs who decapitate their own heads and regrow bodies for survival, and alligators turn into popsicles to survive freezing water.

Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com and her book, "Considerations for the City Dog" is available for purchase! 
Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz and Interstitial music is by MK2 

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Resources for today's episode:

Self-decapitating sea slugs who use chloroplasts and regrow entire bodies:
 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/08/science/decapitated-sea-slugs.html

Andre the Seal:
https://newengland.com/today/travel/maine/portland/andre-the-seal/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Seal

https://www.nytimes.com/1986/07/21/us/andre-the-seal-dies-in-maine-delighted-tourists-for-years.html

https://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org/pbho-1/collection/andre-seal

https://ournewenglandlegends.com/podcast-177-harbor-master-andre-the-seal/

https://bangordailynews.com/2014/08/05/news/midcoast/pbs-documentary-on-andre-the-seal-has-host-family-reminiscing-about-special-bond/

https://apnews.com/article/8e0175f60802447116c597fa54c31d98 

Alligator Popsicles:
 https://www.livescience.com/snorkeling-alligators-oklahoma.html#:~:text=Learn%20more-,Alligators%20in%20Oklahoma%20turn%20into%20'popsicles'%20sticking,out%20of%20the%20frozen%20water&text=Oklahomans%20came%20face%2Dto%2Dface,the%20American%20South%20this%20month.

https://www.sciencealert.com/these-frozen-alligators-aren-t-dead-they-re-displaying-a-creepy-survival-strategy


 

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