Green bloom

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© Caleb White
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This is runoff from a lake near my house. Increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere helps algae reproduce more quickly. It consumes all the oxygen in an environment and leaves none for any other aquatic animal life, creating a dead zone with only algae and plants. Every summer the Gulf has a dead zone of thousands of square miles near the mouth of the Mississippi. But let's not be too harsh on the algae; with the amount of toxic runoff coming from the Mississippi, i wouldn't want to live there anyway.

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  • Niva Kedem

    Niva Kedem said (19 Oct 2008):

    I like the composition.

  • Talon

    Talon gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    I love the unexpected POV...though sad to see more enviornmental damage

  • Delores Harshaw

    Delores Harshaw (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Great image. you have my vote.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    really cool and the commentary makes bit even better

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