Underwater Hamster Colony: Live Video
Hampture: An Underwater Hamster Colony
An open letter to my friends at UStream: look, I'm really busy with Olympic coverage right now. The amount of media I have to wade through is epic in scale. Unlike NBC, I do not have an army of researchers at my disposal. (Also unlike NBC, I post Olympic photos and results on time. Anyone for Water Polo? How about Women's Field Hockey?)
So, when you send me links to a live video of an underwater hamster colony, it means I have to drop what I'm doing and post it to NowPublic.
See?! Now I've lost my media momentum. There's a silver lining, however: underwater hamster colony! Welcome to Hampture.
My only problem with this livestream is that it isn't 24/7.
Q: What in god's name is going on here?
A: This is an underwater colony for hamsters.
This isn't like in The Abyss: the hamsters are breathing regular air, and not the liquified oxygen mixture used by Bud Brigman.
According to the video detail page, the point of an underwater hamster colony is "The spectacle. A design exercise. Entertainment. The hamsters are comfortable and safe, they are let out to play once a week while I clean/restock the habitat, and as best I can tell it makes no difference to them that they live underwater."