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10-24-2007, 09:28 PM
"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, normally being red or brown. Not all algal blooms are dense enough to cause water discoloration, and not all discolored waters associated with algal blooms are red. Additionally, red tides are not typically associated with tidal movement of water, hence the preference among scientists to use the term algal bloom.

The most conspicuous effects of red tides are the associated wildlife mortalities among marine and coastal species of fish, birds, marine mammals and other organisms. In the case of Florida red tides, these mortalities are caused by exposure to a potent neurotoxin produced naturally by Karenia brevis, called brevetoxin.

10-24-2007, 09:28 PM

10-24-2007, 09:31 PM
dogs follow me every where

this is Bernie Lou Feinstein /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blushing2.gif

the best dog in the world

born feral

highly intelligent


10-24-2007, 09:33 PM
of course i went to see "my husband"

he had death in his family

i'm babysitting bernie at the beach this weekend - i know you want to know wandabe . . .


10-24-2007, 09:34 PM
i will probably break something, burn something, or flood the place /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif


10-24-2007, 09:36 PM


10-24-2007, 09:46 PM
too much beach erosion

and the ocean white with foam


10-24-2007, 10:50 PM
OHhhhhh, pretty! That last pic is the bomb and the sunsets are pretty wild! Is that hubby's house?

Got more?

10-25-2007, 02:59 PM
Holly crap, this is beautiful!!!!
You have a GOOD life there missy /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

10-25-2007, 03:05 PM
Gorgeous pics Sevie...

So when are you going to Marry the "husband" Haven't received my wedding invitation. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

10-25-2007, 03:09 PM
Can I borrow Bernie? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I need a male companion.

ahhhhhh, the SEA! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/notworthy.gif

10-25-2007, 03:25 PM
i have a few more pics i will post later

i love the deserted beach

and being able to be on the beach during all the seasons

and swedish - we are married - in our hearts /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/inlove1.gif

and i don't have to live with him, clean his clothes or cook /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif

and he doesn't have to be my 4th husband /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/blush.gif
and i don't have to worry about getting divorced /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70458-applaud.gif

10-25-2007, 03:29 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: turtledude</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Can I borrow Bernie? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I need a male companion.

ahhhhhh, the SEA! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/notworthy.gif </div></div>

nope on bernie

"my husband" has to go away to a funeral this weekend and he's leaving bernie behind

if he calls me one more time with the schedule of who's watching bernie from what hour to what hour

what bernie is supposed to eat and when

what bernie can do and can't do

and nope bernie can't just come to my house for the weekend - 'cause it will be too stressful for him if he's not at his own home

hell it's stressful for me to have to stay down there and watch bernie /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif

10-25-2007, 03:44 PM
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/704555_dwl.gif @ hubby and bernie

the sunset pic is DA BOMB!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/notworthy.gif

10-25-2007, 09:38 PM
got this taken care of - thanks to loops and GB /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/notworthy.gif

oh but the drama - too much for my soul



10-25-2007, 09:41 PM
this weekend's destination - just down the road


10-25-2007, 09:43 PM
and this was one of my big projects at work - LOL

we raised $500 /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/70409-waytogo.gif