March 17th, 2005

hope, science, green hills of earth

Memetic infection from rain_luong

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

The holes are made by rock-boring clams, whose burrows permeate the rock of the nearshore shale reefs. While geologist insist that only corals build reefs and that reefos occur only in the tropicsm biologists and fisherment know reefs as any solid structure beneath the ocean water that gives a home to encrusting organisms. Defined this way, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is rich in reefs.

--A Natural History of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay Aquarium

(Yes, I've done this one before, but a different book was "closest".)