Latin name: Ornithorhynchus anatinus, Order: monotreme

Split off from mammalian evolutionary line over 160 million years ago. Living fossil, found only in Australia. Subject captured from a streambed by scientific team for observation at U. Queensland sleep lab. Has a sensitive duck-like bill, poison spurs on back webs. Dangerous. Wanted for his REM sleep.




Real name:
Sara Mandel

Adolescent. Lead singer in her band called the SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors- a category of anti-depressant). Brought to Australia by her father, a sleep researcher. Mother, also a scientist, suffered from depression, died a year ago. Takes Prozac. Uses an alias derived from the drug. Often found late at night in underground clubs in Brisbane. Rarely sleeps at home.




Distinguished Researcher, Department of Neuroscience, UCLA

On indefinite leave in Australia to conduct experiment on a platypus. Discovered link between REM sleep and depression, developing a new generation of anti-depressants funded by Merck. Wife committed suicide. Alienated from daughter, (a minor), whom he brought to Australia.




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