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TV producer accused of drugging, killing deaf sister, her dogs in staged fire

TV producer accused of drugging, killing deaf sister, her dogs in staged fire



2018-04-17T05:50:00+0000

Investigators believe she was motivated by frustration at the emotional and financial hardship of taking care of her sister.

Her sister, Wendy Blackstone, died in 2015 along with two of her pet dogs.



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#ConservationCorner: It’s World Penguin Day!🐧 What better way to celebrate than to highlight Shores animal care specialist Mallory and her recent volunteer work with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) in South Africa near Cape Town! SANCCOB saves seabirds works to rescue, rehabilitate and release ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds, particularly the endangered African penguin. In this video, Mallory (second from the right) helped release 14 African penguins who she helped rehabilitate while she was volunteering! During the three weeks, Mallory assisted with feeding the birds who required special diets, helped assess the rescued birds, and participated in a release! Did you know African penguins are warm-weather penguins? In fact, only a few species of penguins stay in cold weather all year round! The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is proud to be a supporter of SANCCOB since 2012. Learn more about SANCCOB here: sanccob.co.za ...

 

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I couldn’t resist posting the second video. While not a shark or a ray, the resident nosy Titan triggerfish decided to check out the camera and make sure the housing was watertight. He’s such a helper.

Well, that about wraps it up for me. I want to thank you for taking some time out of your day to tag along and learn about some of our finned friends here at Discovery Reef. I hope you possibly came away with a different perspective and appreciation for some of the most misunderstood animals in our oceans. These amazingly cool animals play a vital part keeping our oceans healthy and deserve our respect and protection. So how can you help? By simply coming to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, part of your admission goes toward the 70 conservation projects that the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium supports worldwide. One such program is Misión Tiburón Costa Rica, whose goal is to protect sharks through scientific tagging and local education efforts. Here at home, you can also help by being mindful of the seafood you eat by making sure it comes from a fishery that’s sustainable and minimizes bycatch like sharks. Check out the handy Seafood Watch App from Monterey Bay Aquarium at SeafoodWatch.org to help you select sustainable seafood at the grocery store or any restaurant. You can also help by avoiding any shark products such as meats, oils, trinkets (teeth and jaws) and especially shark fin soup. By taking some simple steps, you can help us conserve and protect one of the ocean’s most unjustly feared but also important residents. 💙🦈 –Aaron, Discovery Reef Aquarist
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Thanks for sharing your expertise, Aaron! You've come a long way since you helped take care of our 10 gallon dorm room tank ;-)

Wonderfully informative day. Thank you.

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My son loves these sharks. He wants to be a marine biologist and will love all your videos and info about the sharks.

Whoa, that's pretty cool!

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