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Nature is amazing. Science is pretty cool too. Sometimes I still get totally WOWED by both. My @Guardian exclusive this morning is one of those moments. Let me explain....🧵 1/
So, first off....did you know that scallops have eyes?! 👀 Up to 200, in fact. Even as a biologist living by the sea, I did not know this until last week. Pretty surprising but that's not the exciting bit. 2/
Meanwhile, some clever marine scientists @FishtekMarine in #Devon design tech to reduce impact of fisheries on the marine envt.... they invented 'potlights' - small LED packs - that could replace fish bait in crab/lobster pots. 3/
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#OTD 1987 – Alistair MacLean, 64, (Stroke), Scottish author, screenwriter (b. 1922)

Served 1943 two Arctic Russian convoys and operations against Tirpitz. Convoy PQ 17, and Mediterranean as part of the invasion of southern France. After WW2 he gained an MA (Hons) English, 1950.
#OTD 1987 – Alistair MacLean, 64, Scottish author, screenwriter (b. 1922)

His first novel was HMS Ulysses (1955), Guns of Navarone (1957) Last Frontier (1959) Fear Is Key (1961) Satan Bug (1962) Ice Station Zebra (1963) He bought 'Jamaica Inn', Bodmin Moor #Cornwall to 'retire'.
#OTD 1987 – Alistair MacLean, 64, Scottish author, screenwriter (b. 1922)

Film adaptations: Guns of Navarone (1961) * Satan Bug * Ice Station Zebra * Fear Is Key * Force 10 from Navarone * Bear Island (1979) Author/Screenwriter: Where Eagles Dare (1968) Breakheart Pass (1975)
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Voters of #Cornwall #Devon #Dorset and #Somerset:

Did your MP vote to make pensioners poorer by breaking the #ToryManifesto pledge to maintain the #TripleLock on pensions?

Check this handy guide: (1/5)

#ToriesOnTheTake #PovertyInTheUK
These are the #Cornwall MPs who voted to make pensioners poorer by breaking the #ToryManifesto pledge to maintain the #TripleLock on pensions.

George Eustice
Cherilyn Mackrory
Steve Double
Sheryll Murray
Scott Mann

#ToriesOnTheTake #PovertyInTheUK 2/5
These #Devon MPs voted to make pensioners poorer by breaking the #ToryManifesto pledge to maintain pension #TripleLock.

Selaine Saxby
Geoff Cox
Mel Stride
Simon Jupp
Neil Parish
Anthony Mangnall
Anne Marie Morris
Gary Streeter
Kevin Foster

#ToriesOnTheTake #PovertyInTheUK 3/5
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Thread: 1/5 Ken was recruited in 1943 when he was just 16. He thinks he knew too much & so his father had to recruit him. Their OB was in a spoil heap at a nearby quarry, although they mainly used it as a store.
2/5 There was an elderly couple that overlooked the OB who would have had to have been ‘dealt’ with first as they had seen Patrol members entering and digging the OB - he didn’t know who was as given the task but expected it to absolutely done if necessary
3/5 They had weapons practice in the quarry. And only knew of other Patrols as they tested each other in the local area (gaining access to ammo dumps etc).
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1/- AUSTRALIA ARE THEY LYING?
These video scenes of #brutal #LawEnforcement are from around the world and Australia figures prominently.
It is #dehumanising and mentally debilitating to see this and to comprehend the #inhumanity
Is it right to assault citizens like this?
2/- AUSTRALIA ARE THEY LYING
The #G7summit was a cosy affair. Social distancing for the cameras and free-for-all off-it. #Scomo was in the midst of this #Cornwall retreat to plan the next phase of #Lockstep.
Do any of them appear concerned about the “pannddemmic” ?
3/- AUSTRALIA ARE THEY LYING?
#Scomo returns from his #G7Summit2021 all buoyed in #Lockstep and then NSW goes into #Lockdown followed by restrictions in other states.
Do you see fingerprints on this?
Is #GladysCluster trying too hard to convince?
See where we are on cases curve??
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No.. it can't possibly be due to some incompetent prick inviting the world and his wife to the narrowest strip of England.
Or due to govt failing to restrict travel & protect SW England yet again.
Here's some truth: a THREAD of unfiltered truth and fact.
theguardian.com/world/2021/jun…
This map shows the increases in infections...
...and also the route driven by holidaymakers traveling to Cornwall. At Exeter most take the A30 to Cornwall and you can see how Covid case increase did the same.
More to follow... Image
The same map with hotspots highlighted. As you can see, Cornwall is a hotspot hundreds of miles from any other, meaning the new cases were caused not by local diffusion but by insertion - ie carried in person specifically from one terminal point to another. There's more... Image
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Logik zum #Öffnungsplan der #Bundesregierung
Wo, wie und wie schnell infiziert man sich mit dem #Coronavirus? Solange die Regierung Entscheidungen - magels Datenlage - ohne Evidenz trifft, solange ist es Willkür, wann welche Bereiche geöffnet und andere geschlossen bleiben #Spahn
Die Mutante #B117 erreicht in diesen Tagen -in den ersten Bundesländern- ihre #Dominanz. #R steigt zeitgleich und die #Regierung erhöht per #Öffnungsplan die #Mobilität: B117, Öffnungsplan u. gesteigerte Mobilität sind drei Faktoren die logisch #R exponentiell beeinflussen können
Zeitgleich werden #Kitas u. #Schulen geöffnet, also die Versammlungsorte, vor deren Öffnung uns Experten und Ärzte aus #Israel u. Kanada warnen. Begründet wird die #Öffnung mit "Meinungen" von Wissenschaftlern, deren #Studien -manipulierte Daten- aus #Schweden zitieren #twlz #KMK
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After an long hiatus caused by a ridiculous workload, it’s time for another #TetZoocryptomegathread, in which I examine the backstory to a cryptozoological photo or bit of film. This time, we look at the Lake Dakataua ‘Migo’ monster footage of 1994. Warning: LONG thread ahead…
I’ll tell you now that this case is complex. It involves crocodile systematics and behaviour, the ‘surviving archaeocete’ hypothesis, mosasaur life appearance as depicted in #palaeoart, and the world of the pre-internet cryptozoological community…
What is the #Migo?... I hear (some of) you cry. Also known as the Masali or Migaua, it’s an alleged mystery creature of New Britain’s Lake Dakataua, said to be about 4m long, and to be a flippered, long-tailed, long-snouted, aquatic, predatory animal…
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For Tory MPs in *Rural 75* & *Rural 50* seats how you vote on #AgricultureBill Lords' Amdts will prove decisive in GE2024. Don't kid yourself we'll forget. 95% of the public back #SaveOurStandards.

(List of MPs in *R75* & *R50* seats in .@WCountryBylines catchment area follows)
#Dorset R75
.@Simon4NDorset
.@chrisloder
#Dorset R50
Sir Christopher Chope
Richard Drax
.@Michael4MDNP

#Somerset R75
.@LiamFox
.@Jacob_Rees_Mogg
.@DJWarburton
.@JSHeappey
#Somerset R50
Ian Liddell-Grainger
.@MarcusFysh

THX to Neil Parish+Simon Hoare for leadership on farming🚜
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Today saw HRH the Princess Royal visit our #MonstersoftheDeep exhibition, years in the making, at @TheNMMC #Falmouth. I'm guest curator & worked with the museum's Stuart Slade, @tammy_horton of the National Oceanography Centre - and others - in bringing it all together. Thread... ImageImage
#MonstersoftheDeep weaves together medieval beliefs about sea monsters, the scientific discovery of deep-sea life, the cryptozoological movement, and modern exploration and discovery. We have LOADS of stuff on display, much of it for the first time...
We open with a section on medieval maps... did people of those times believe in the sea monsters shown on maps like the Carta Marina, or were other forces at play? Jenny hanivers, mermaids, sea monks, sea bishops, sea unicorns and more occupy this part of the exhibition... ImageImageImage
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The #UKGovernment Torture Report

This is a very short overview of what the #UKAuthorities have done in the case.

#PraiseTheLORD #PraiseGod #Borisjohnson #Downingstreet #PritiPatel #UKParliament #Dailymail
In 2005, I set up a business selling CDs, namely mixtape CDs after graduating from Uni.

In 2006, my home was raided & my business was stopped. They said the CDs I was selling were in breach of copyright.
It was a complete shock as the exact same CDs I was selling were prevalent on most high streets and supermarkets. They were selling in their thousands in places such as #Tesco & #HMV. And #Woolworths were the actual UK Distributor of these CDs.
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With the County in lockdown and knowing he'd be home, I took the chance to catch a few moments with @Recluseuk/@oldsamuelband lead singer/guitarist, @BrittRecluseuk learning that it maybe it wasn't Lisa Simpson that peaked his interest in music...

#lockdown #StayHome #interview
Do you remember when you were first aware of music?

BR: One of the earliest memories involving music that I have is travelling in my dad’s car to a holiday somewhere in England listening to Freddie Mercury’s I Was Born to Love You, I was pretty much raised on #Queen & #Elvis
BR: I must have been around 4-5 years old.

Are you a still fan?

BR: They are indelibly linked to so memories that I’m definitely fond of them. There are specific songs by each that make my trousers fly away, I look at you, ‘It’s Late’ and Innuendo..

📺
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Special thanks to officials and staff who worked closely together to support quarantined Canadians during the past few weeks:
#GOC
#PHAC
@CanadianForces
@EOHU_tweet
@redcrosscanada
@NAVCENTRE
@CityofCornwall
@CCHCornwall
@cwlpolice

#COVID19
Also extending thanks to the repatriated Canadians and their families. Your patience, cooperation, contribution to public health and support for the health and safety of Canadians is appreciated.

#COVID19 #coronavirus
The communities of #Cornwall #Akwesasne, and #SDGCounties are also to be commended. They demonstrated the Canadian spirit in helping their fellow citizens during challenging times.

#COVID19 #coronavirus
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1/3 Thanks #GoC & #PHAC teams; @CanadianForces; @redcrosscanada; #Ontario, @CityofCornwall & @NAVCENTRE for substantial efforts in supporting repatriated Canadians from the #DiamondPrincess during their quarantine. #COVID19
2/3 Thanks also to Cdns repatriated from 🇯🇵 for your patience & cooperation. And to @BernadetteClem, #Cornwall #Akwesasne, & #SDGCounties for sheltering repatriated Canadians in your community. #COVID19 #coronavirus
3/3 We are confident in the infection prevention and control measures in place in #Cornwall. Early detection & response to cases in #Canada demonstrate that our health and emergency response systems are working.
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1/5 Repatriated Canadians from the #DiamondPrincess cruise ship which was docked in #Yokohama 🇯🇵 arrived @NAVCENTRE in #Cornwall #Ontario earlier today. canada.ca/en/global-affa…
2/5 These individuals will stay in quarantine and undergo the same medical assessment and observation as those who were repatriated from #Wuhan 🇨🇳 to #CFBTrenton.
#COVID19 #coronavirus
3/5 The #GoC, provincial, territorial and @HPEPublicHealth and @EOHU_tweet authorities are working closely together to ensure that the returning Canadians and their family members receive all the ongoing medical and mental health support necessary.
#COVID19 #coronavirus
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Pumped for today’s sand castle...
I am planning fortifications on a scale that would impress Theodosius II...
Currently sourcing a wheelbarrow...
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To Port Quinn, where @James1940 used to come as children. Still as magical as it ever was... #Cornwall
Port Quinn looking a picture this morning. Up on the cliffs, birdsong, butterflies & wild flowers a-plenty. And all with just that welcome hint of jeopardy... #Cornwall
Grisly rokkes blake, as Chaucer might put it... #Cornwall
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#PrehistoryOfPenwith: A Thread

The end of #Cornwall where I live, #Penwith, is incredibly rich in prehistory.

I know very little about our standing stones/circles and fogous so this thread's here for me to learn a bit more and share my photos.

Please contribute!
#megalithic ImageImageImage
I'll start things off with Tregeseal East Stone Circle ('The Dancing Stones'). 19 stones, once part of a system of 2 or even 3 circles.

Under Carn Kenidjack 'The Hooting Cairn' with Tregeseal Holed Stones nearby. A fantastic place.

#PrehistoryOfPenwith
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Boskednan Circle ('The Nine Maidens')

19 stones, possibly part of the Carn Galver processional route.

Sometimes overlooked due to being near the more famous Mên-an-Tol but one of my favourites. An hour here at dusk, alone, is really very special.

#PrehistoryOfPenwith ImageImageImage
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Sharing some #Cornish printed heritage from @britishlibrary for #StPiransDay with Andrew Boorde’s ‘tourist guide’ to the British Isles printed in 1540.

“In Cornwall is two speches, the one is naughty englyshe, and the other is cornyshe”

Some phrases to follow ...
C.71.b.29
Boorde’s ‘fyrst boke of the introduction of knowledge’ was to, ‘teache a man to speake parte of all maner of languages, and to knowe the vsage and fashion of al maner of countreys. And know the moste parte of all maner of coynes of money, the whych is currant in euery region”
(When walking about in the nip with a pair of scissors)
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