Wednesday, November 03, 2010


The Red Tide

Lead headline in the San Jose Mercury News this morning: "Brown, Boxer buck Red Tide" (with the last two words in red).

From Wikipedia: "Some red tides are associated with the production of natural toxins, depletion of dissolved oxygen or other harmful effects, and are generally described as harmful algal blooms. The most conspicuous effects of red tides are the associated wildlife mortalities among marine and coastal species of fish, birds, marine mammals, and other organisms."

Sounds about right, although it leaves out the effect on mammals, especially humans, and of course the blue water is polluted.

Why stop here? There's more...

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