It is not often we see a squirrel wash up on the Beach (no offense to any squirrels out there), but here is one that is worth a second look. Rocky the robotic squirrel is being used to study the local squirrels, interacting with them through tail and body movements, even playing pre-recorded Squirrel talk (I hope they did not record anything offensive to another Squirrel without knowing it). The goal of the study is to help determine how animals communicate, and so far Rocky has been a big hit with the local squirrel gang, fitting in just fine. I wonder if they could do a beach animal study and design a robotic starfish? We could name it Patrick and have it interact with the locals while looking for treasure.
Aloha from the Beach,