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Photos Of Dead Fish Flood At Salton Sea In CA  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6305 times:

Last month's cold snap has caused waves of dead fish to flood shores along the Salton Sea in a rare winter die-off.

Photos courtesy of thedesertsun.com



A dying tilapia struggles to live while surrounded by other dead ones. The massive fish kill sent hundreds of thousands of the dead fish floating into the Salton Sea community of Desert Shores Friday.
Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun



A tilapia, bottom center, struggles with its final breaths amongst hundreds of thousands of others that died and floated into the the Desert Shores community over the last couple of days, according to locals.
Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun




A still breathing talapia fish floats atop dead ones that have died and floated into the community of Desert Shores on the west side of the Salton Sea. Locals says the dead fish have been floating into the shoreline for the last couple of days.
Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6292 times:

Man that smells like 777236ER's thread.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

MARCO... MARCO... MARCO...



User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
Man that smells like 777236ER's thread.

 rotfl 

Nice!



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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2866 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6279 times:

At least there won't be any trouble getting dinner for a couple days


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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3219 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 6214 times:

Fish and birds will continue to croak en masse in the Salton Sea, even without cold weather snaps.

I just happened to see a report (History Channel, IIRC) a while back that really illustrated the dire straits this area is in. Salinity is greater than the ocean and continues to rise as there is no run-through of waters. What water that doesn't evaporate stays there. The sea is fed mostly by irrigation runoff from farms, etc (read: lots of chemical/fertilizer content) and also the North River feeds it (North River is said to be the most polluted river in North America).

Didn't know there was talapia in the sea, though. Supposed to be a "good" fish. Guess I won't order that anymore. Regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 6176 times:

You all are aware that the "Salton Sea" is completely artificial? It was created back in the 1920's when an irrigation ditch flooded over.

Nature is just trying to return the place to it's natural state.



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User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 6166 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 6):
You all are aware that the "Salton Sea" is completely artificial

You are both correct and incorrect in this statement. Salton Sea has been around along time prior to the break in the irrigation ditch. But it was mostly flooding every few years and then dried up. The break just prolonged the drying up of the sea long enough for farms to be established.

Salton sea has become a very important wildlife preserve since most habitats no longer exist.


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8873 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6146 times:

Tilapias are like bunny rabbits. They'll re-over-populate in no time.


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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3219 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6107 times:

"...completely artificial...created back in the 1920's...".

Try about 1905-1906 when the Colorado River breached a dike in the Imperial Valley. Anyhoo, the area was also flooded much in the 1890s but dried up through evaporation. The area also shows geological representation of holding large bodies of water intermitently as long as 300 years ago.

These trivalities aside, where does good quality tilapia mostly come from? I opted for plank-broiled salmon this evening at a local eatery. I'll probably be forgoing tilapia for the foreseeable future. But then again, maybe my salmon was a leftover from a bear's jaws. Regards...jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6049 times:

Denny's has a special on Grilled Tilapia.


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User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6034 times:

That´s awful ! I had for sometime in Ecuador tilapias as Pets Big grin

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5999 times:

The Salton Sea is currently, for want of a less flattering term, a cesspool. While it's very picturesque, once you get up close to it, it becomes evident. The water is a murky brown and the "sand" that comprises the "beaches" isn't even sand at all. It's finely ground up bones and shells.

That's too bad. Because the area does have the potential to become a really nice resort , residential, and recreation area. But this will most likely never happen. As always, it boils down to $$$.

The Salton Sea and vicinity are all below sea level and at one time were originally part of the Gulf Of California. But over the years, the Coloroado River built up a "dam" that eventually choked it off. Were that dam in Mexico not there, everything from the Gulf all the way through Mexicali, Imperial, Brawley, and Coachella would be underwater. Indio and Palm Desert would be ocean beach cities. A driv northbound on SR 86-S approaching Mecca and it is very clear even to the untrained eye on the hill sides to the west that there are waterlines there, that the whole area was once underwater.

Many proposals to "save" the Sea have been made over the years. These ideas include building desalination plants and cutting the sea in half. The only idea that I've heard that seems to make any sense would be to build a two way pipeline to/from the Gulf, which is about a hundred miles to the south. The northbound pipe would simply be a gravity drop that fresh(er) water could help reduce the salinity content and perhaps lower the concentrations of chemicals in the water. (The Sea is about 230 feet below sea level) The southbound pipe would have to be a pump line where high salinity water be pumped back to the Gulf. Unfortunately this would require a right of way through Mexico. And it wouldn't be all that cheap to build. Maybe we could get Mexico to agree to the line in exchange for their endless outflow of population into the US. Heck we could even hire immigrant labor to build it.

But I doubt it will ever happen. The Salton Sea will be the next Owens Lake. Only this time, not only will lakebed dust be a probblem, but add mercury, selenium, and arsenic and God-knows-what-else to the mix as well.

Here are a couple of pictures of the sea.

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/SaltonSea1.JPG
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Salton_Sea3.JPG

[Edited 2007-02-11 18:05:42]

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