The Krill Have Been Removed for Remedial Treatment
Trip Start Dec 03, 2004
85Trip End Nov 31, 2005
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I went out to the South Australia museum, which had the usual run of taxidermied animals and fossils and big ol' rocks, and was therefore pretty boring. It did have a lot of whale skeletons on display, which were interesting just by their gigantic nature, and I sat down in the museum cafe underneath these humongous specimens and beside a little display about how whales eat. Bits of whale baleen and the like---and, usually, I gather, a small display of krill. I've always thought that krill were basically invisible bit of plankton, but what do I know? In this case, the "krill have been temporarily removed for remedial attention." The mind boggles. What does this mean? What sort of remedial attention can a tiny bit of plankton need? A conspiracy theorist might believe that, instead, the krill were going to be---gasp!---replaced by a new set.
I got through two rooms at the art gallery and gave up. I probably wouldn't spend an afternoon looking at pastoral artwork at home, so why should I do it overseas? I went out shopping instead and bought a bunch of Australian Rules Football gear to take home.