Wednesday, January 02, 2008

WHEN PLANKTON BLOOMS TURN BAD

This is another image taken by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on September 29, 2000.
The marked upper right corner (my editing *clap*) is not the lovely green healthy colour but what is erroneously called a "red tide".
The algae blooms produce a toxin that paralyzes fish and crustaceans or turns the water anoxic (low oxygen).
Stay tuned, more to come.

5 comments:

Brian Hughes said...

"WHEN PLANKTON BLOOMS TURN BAD..."

Round here when Plankton turns bad we give it a council house.

Bwca said...

I'm anoxic ... and I only have moderate-resolution as well.

oh Hughsie I just know you love those SHAMELESS Gallaghers from Chatsworth House

JahTeh said...

That would be the Lanky version of thick as two planktons.

Bwca, there's uppercrust gossip you haven't shared with me yet?

Brian Hughes said...

We have our own Chatsworth Estate at Rossall...'love' is not the word I'd use to describe the vast majority of the residents there.

Middle Child said...

We get that red tide up here at POrt Macquarie