A New Saint?
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 96 12:08:40 -0800
Subject: A New Saint?
From: Jef Jaisun <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Weirdness  - 8Nov96
>* Apparently little has been done about the alarming report in News of the
>Weird in 1988 that an ingredient in barnacle- resisting boat paint was
>causing spontaneous sex changes in a snail called the dog whelk. A British
>biologist reported then that female dog whelks were developing sperm ducts
>and growing penises "of alarming lengths." A Canadian government biologist
>said in September 1996 that similar findings were reported in the country's
>Atlantic provinces. In Halifax (Nova Scotia) Harbor, his team found 50
>female dog whelks with penises.
So I'm just wondering...
Are they going to start calling them St. Lawrence Whelks?
© 1996 Peter Langston