Red tide

Posted on April 5, 2008. Filed under: environment, pollution | Tags: , , , |

“Red tide” is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom, an event in which estuarine, marine, or fresh water algae accumulate rapidly in the water column, or “bloom”. These algae, more specifically phytoplankton, are microscopic, single-celled protists, plant-like organisms that can form dense, visible patches near the water’s surface. Certain species of phytoplankton contain photosynthetic pigments that vary in color from green to brown to red, and when the algae are present in high concentrations, the water appears to be discolored or murky, varying in color from white to almost black.


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my broken raft

Posted on November 20, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

my broken raft

Originally uploaded by satel444

And again and again… I’m sick and tired. Cars, cars. cars. pollution, trash, plastic, cans, a stupid guy opening the window of the bus and getting rid of all the junk in his pockets..

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