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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beach Closed, Oil Mats, the Food Chain

I went to the beach after work again today. The same place where I took this picture yesterday. The sign read - BEACH CLOSED! So no new photos.
I took this one yesterday. You'll have to enlarge the photo (click to enlarge) to see that the little light colored objects protruding from the surface of the oil mat is some form of sea life. The creatures trapped in this mat were going to be supper for some other, larger sea creature.
This mat was only about 6 inches across. So with all the oil in the gulf and the bay now, imagine how many of these small creatures have been trapped. Some fish or other sea creature went without supper last night. How many more nights will there be?


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