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Dr. Jed Lu
San Francisco, CA
PhD, biological anthropology. Author, "Tales from the Cryptozoologist." Blogger, CryptoTruology.com. Lover of molecular gastronomy and wine and, when I'm slumming it, pale ale and Diet Coke. Call me Jed.
Interests: Half the species on this planet remain hidden from man. But not for long.
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By now most everyone has returned their Halloween costumes to the rental shop. Over in Utah's Provo Valley, a couple of hikers are really hoping I'm wrong about that. While walking through the woods they stopped to take a video of what they thought was a black bear. When the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at CryptoTruology
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A couple of months ago I was up in Canada investigating rumors of a lake monster. Wish I could say the trip was a success, but the beast eluded me...this time. That said, the country didn't disappoint, and it appears that a certain biologist I know was right all along.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at CryptoTruology
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A plague on my house for my lengthy absence. Been busy beyond belief (you'll soon find out why). Goes to show what happens when I leave the blog in the hands of my "trusty" assistants. Yeesh. Heads did role. In any case I'm back with three tasty new tidbits for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at CryptoTruology
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Another new series about cryptozoology is scheduled to premiere tonight, this one courtesy of National Geographic. Imagine what our friendly neighborhood villain would think about this. Beast Hunter, as its called, follows the adventures of a photogenic biologist and explorer by the name of Pat Spain. The Orang-Pendek, Caddy, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at CryptoTruology
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Few were familiar with the UK's version of the Loch Ness Monster until it surfaced right before two kayakers' eyes this weekend...and posed for a cell phone photograph. The media frenzy that followed has been fun to watch, but little is known about the creature beyond what you see in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at CryptoTruology
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This post is all about illustrating a point: if we can find the most amazing things by literally stumbling onto them by accident, imagine what we could uncover if we actually try. This week it was reported that a little girl found a 33-million-year old skull belonging to a saber-toothed-tiger... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at CryptoTruology
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It's Shark Week at CryptoTruology! Not really...but I am bringing you this. It's a vid of the mysterious -- and ancient -- Sixgill Shark. The Seattle Aquarium has set up a feeding station in Puget Sound to attract and study the creature, and its family. Because what's most interesting about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at CryptoTruology
...tomatoes or toma-toes? I'll go with the former on both counts, thank you very much. Been hearing the term "cryptoid" bandied about a lot lately, particularly on TV. It's the term You-Know-Who preferred to use before he landed himself in jail, and we all know he's as evil as any... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at CryptoTruology
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Twenty thousand new ones, to be exact. The first Census of Marine Life, a 10-year long endeavor to catalogue and better understand the inhabitants of the world's oceans, has been completed and it confirms that about 20,000 marine species have been added to the existing list (now at 250,000, up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at CryptoTruology
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Caught a rerun of Syfy's Fact or Faked: Paranormal files last night on the Beast of Dartmoor (YouTube video here). Wouldn't my good friend and Scot Mr. Kerr love this one! What do you think, Lyn, should we add this one to our list? Bloody fascinating stuff. The theory of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2010 at CryptoTruology
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Won't King Julien XIII and his cronies be pleased. My colleagues in Montreal point me to this article indicating scientists have discovered a new species of lemur in Madagascar. The "fork-marked" lemur with, you guessed it, fork-like markings on its face (which to me look more like knife marks but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at CryptoTruology
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