Taking a brief step back from the usual politics and hard tech...
A momentous event took place in Toba Aquarium on 26 May, when the keeper of the facility's five giant isopods discovered fecal matter in their tank. This would be the first time since April of 2018 that even a trace of poop had been found.
From the article, there were other, small interesting tidbits about the isopods who moved in seven years ago:
- The fecal material contained digested food that wasn't served in the aquarium meaning it was eaten at least seven years ago
- At least one of the isopods didn't eat for six years and lived
If there are any biologists, it would be interesting to hear your comments on these guys.
[#1 The linked story did not take a pass on bad puns. #2 (See what I did there?) Has a video of a Giant isopod eating the face off a shark. --Ed.]