One of my clones had been kidnapped! He was last seen at Thursday’s BioMed Central Research Awards ceremony looking very dapper in his tuxedo (I almost can’t blame people for wanting to take him as he was suited and booted to the nines!) But he’s extremely missed by his BioMed family so if you know of his whereabouts or saw him on the night please let us know.
I however have hung up my tux for another year and apart from the disappearance of my good friend I had an amazing night. Everyone was delighted with their awards, with the lovely Áine McKnight winning the main and very prestigious BioMed Central Research Award. Being an avid football fan (yes turtles like football too!) I was so excited to be going to the Emirates Stadium which is where the celebrations were held. Our impressive entertainment from the free-styling footballer Paul Wood left us all in awe and clamouring to have a go.
Throughout today I’ve been trying to hunt down our missing Gulliver and in my efforts I came across some very interesting turtley revelations! The remains of a pre-historic turtle has been found in a Columbian coal mine. However these are no ordinary finds. The shell of the 60 million year old turtle is about the size of a small swimming pool along with giant jaws and a long tail. Talk about a massive discovery!
But why were they so big? Experts believe that with the combination of changes in the ecosystem; including fewer predators, a larger habitat, plentiful food supply and climate changes, worked together to allow them to survive. Isn’t it amazing what you find out about your ancestors?
Well folks. I think I’m going to wrap things up here as it is the end of the day at the BioMed Central office and I am desperate to go and try out my new footie tricks. Until next time!