Although you won't get gored here, the Web can be an adventurous place. We've gathered a few sites that will tell you more about the topics shown on this week's 48 Hours Adventures. Take a look.
The Running Of The Bulls: This site has a great deal of useful information: how to get to Pamplona, important phone numbers, including hospitals, where to stay, where to eat. If you're going to run, check out the detailed description of the course. There are also some fantastic pictures of the run itself. Those horns are sharp!
runningofthebulls.com: As of July 6, there was not much up on this site, but as the event gets rolling (the first running occurs July 7), more information should appear. Right now all you can do is buy things: an "Insane Bull Video" and a Euro Currency Converter, among other items.
Bullfighting in Spain: This site is a good introduction to bullfighting in Spain, which has about 70 bullrings. It takes you through the basic structure of a classic bullfight. You'll also find some exciting photos here.
Bloodless Bullfighting In California: You don't have to go to Europe to see bullfighting. Portuguese communities there practice this sport. Because they do it in America, they don't kill the bull, but rather attach a piece of Velcro to the bull, allowing the toreador to "slay" the bull without actually hurting him.
Wildlife Conservation Society : This organization runs the Bronx Zoo, as well as several other wildlife facilities in the New York area. Dan Rather taped the opening to this week's premiere of 48 Hours Adventures at the Bronx Zoo.
U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: This site has lots of information about the Kilauea Volcano. Some of it is scientific, but written in a readable, understandable style. You'll also find great pictures of lava flows and billowing ash. The USGS also has a site devoted to volcanoes all over the United States.
All About Sharks : Here you'll find information about all kinds of sharks, from Great Whites to Hammerheads. There are shark stories, lists of shark books, and a section on the "Real Jaws," which was probably a Bull Shark. If you're interested in the subject check out another good shark page. this one has some beautiful photos.
b> Sheldrick Wildlife Trust : This charity, founded in the memory of the famous naturalist David Sheldrick, tries to help baby elephants and rhinos who have lost their parents to poachers. Find out how the babies are brought up, and what you can do to help.
Elephant Cam: Need to see a real, live elephant, right now? The National Zoo in Washington D.C. has installed a camera that looks in on its elephant habitat. It gets updated every 20 seconds, so if there's an elephant there, you'll see it. The site also has a series of pictures of an elephant bath.
Malaysian Elephant Tracking Project: This group is trying to learn about elephant migration by outfitting the animals with transmitters, which are tracked by satellite. In Malaysia, elephants are in danger of losing their habitat to plantations and logging; this project hopes to help come up with ways for elephants to co-exist with this. The site has lots of pictures, as well as maps of elephant movements.
Lightning and Atmospheric Electricity: The Global Hydrology and Climate Center, which is part of NASA, studies the causes and effects of lightning by using satellites. The site also has a history of the human study of lightning, from ancient times, to Ben Franklin, to today.
Running With The Bulls || Adventurous Links
Lightning Strikes || Taking Care Of Baby
Close To The Volcano || Shark Rodeo
Written by David Kohn