The Esteemed Dr. Takeshi Yamada and his Sea Rabbit
Dr. Takeshi Yamada of the honorable house of samurai in Osaka, Japan, has dedicated his life to the repopulation of the near-extinct Sea Rabbit, a close relative of the sea lion and sea dog. Once a prolific species in the Coney Island area (coney island literally translates to “wild rabbit island”, as named by the Dutch), sea rabbits were also referred to as mermaid rabbit, merrabbit, rabbit fish or seal rabbit in the natural history documents in the 17th century. The current conservation status (risk of extinction) of the sea rabbit is “Extinct in the Wild (EW) according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Yamada though, they are now making a slow comeback and should soon be hitting on chicks in bikinis, just as God intended.