Season’s OverPosted: May 28, 2009
Today on my run I came across something rather disturbing, a rather large amount of dead fish. When I left the house and headed down to the water I noticed that the harbor smelled a little bit more then usual but I thought it might just be low tide and warm weather. I then started seeing dead fish in large numbers along the sea wall. It was actually really depressing to see this obvious display of Eutrofication in the harbor. The algea bloom caused the water to become anoxic (no more oxygen – see the mouth of the Mississippi) and the young fish to suffocate. Apparently the large bloom happened two days ago but dead fish were still popping up – Dead Fish. What the article doesn’t talk about is how this is directly caused by human activity around the harbor. The increased nutrient coming into the harbor are causing these blooms along with seasonal temperature changes in the water. I hope that at least someone saw the fish and thought, “what happened, did I do this?”, but most likely people were just concerned with the smell. At least I saw a Great Blue Heron and a Night Heron along with the usual Mallards.
I ended my workout with phase one with Jillian…it was interesting, but I think I could have gone through it twice and been fine.
OK enough of the depressing stuff for now…DINNER…I said I was in the mood for Mac and Cheese with hot sauce and that this exactly what I had along with some sauted veggies in balsamic and salad fixins.
After dinner we had the first round of kickball playoffs. We had a little team bonding and I ended up drinking a beer that I didn’t even want, ick. All for nothing because we lost in aweful fashion…don’t want to talk about…sooo sleepy.
End Note: Remember the Bay next time you liter!