Anchoring Wildcast Late Edition!
So, it’s been awhile…
I’ve been so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of my life that I haven’t had the time to sit back and reflect on it. Even my journal has been pretty bare these days.
The past few months have been nothing short of eventful. I’ve broken down, panicked, lost my wallet, lost my phone, went through the most painful thing I’ve ever gone through.
The past few months have been really good to me as well. I got the anchor position at our school’s TV station, I’ve been doing well in my classes, made some amazing friends, working hard at my internship.
Through it all, I’ve really learned that I am a really strong person. I’m enjoying being independent, focusing on myself for once.
School is rough. People have a misconception that journalism is easy. Just writing, bothering people, shoving a camera in someone’s face, being nosy. What people don’t realize is the amount of effort that goes into creating that ONE article, or that ONE package (video). Hours and hours of chasing people down, constant calling, is what it takes to get a single useful soundbite/quote from someone. The next time someone complains about how stressed they are about a test or an essay, I will hurt them.
This industry weeds out people who aren’t passionate. There is no way to make it in this career, or department for that matter, if you aren’t in completely in love with the field.
Anyway, here is my blabbing for the day.
I’m off to do something slightly more productive.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Remembers Otter “Super Mom”
The aquarium writes:
The Aquarium is sad to announce the death of Joy, its “Super Mom” who raised a record number of stranded sea otter pups, many of which were returned to the wild, where they’re raising pups of their own…
The precocious sea otter was a keystone of the surrogacy program of the Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation program. During her years at the Aquarium Joy raised 16 pups – more than any other surrogate in our history. She raised three pups on exhibit, helping prepare them for life at other U.S. aquariums. Joy did all this despite several medical setbacks during her years here.
“She was a ‘super mom’ for us – easily the most prolific of all our surrogate female otters,” said Karl Mayer, animal care coordinator with the sea otter program. His team also relied on Joy to serve as a companion to adult females it rescued because of illness or injuries.
Read more here
Interspecies Intermingling of the Day: Anzac the joey and Peggy the wombat were orphaned, but now the “best mates” have beenrescued and sleep together in the same pouch. Awwww.