Friday, August 3, 2007
Dolphins are mammals and don't spawn - who knew?
There's some kind of dolphin convergence going on in Napa this week. In my Google News Alert, I saw these two headlines:
Dolphin spotted in Napa, CA river
Former Dolphin spotted in Napa
Story one is about appearance of one or more harbor porpoises in the river in the center of town, a good 3 or 4 miles inland from the Bay. I don't recall ever hearing about any porpoises in the Napa River before, although we do get the occasional sea lion, lots of yachts, and a dead body now and then.
Story two is from the sports page, and something to do with somebody named Russell who plays football. The Oakland Raiders have their summer training camp in Napa, so that means for a couple of weeks each year we get a lot of sports media, silver and black looky-loos, and a dead body now and then.
Having a porpoise in the river has gotten a lot of people excited. The Napa Valley Register even embedded some video on their site, which I believe is a first for them. The line between print and broadcast media fades a little more.
Here's your homework assignment: follow this link to the Register story on the porpoise, read the comments below the story (and start from the bottom so you get the right sequence) and see if you can figure out which two comments are the ones I wrote. Ready? Begin.