algae bloom threatens Olympics

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by kathy, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. kathy

    kathy Guest

    kathy, Jul 1, 2008
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  2. I would be really discouraged by that much of a bloom!..I am thinking
    about how our blooms grow in response to nutrients. Will pulling it
    off the sea make it go away? Seems to me the answer is negative.

    New algae will form as long as there are nutrients.

    They can hope to pull it off faster than it can form. That is a move
    ponders know.

    Will blocking an area keep algae out of it? Drifting clumps, yes.
    Growing clumps, no.

    The Chinese bloom seem thick, so pulling them off will help. It will
    be interesting seeing how the race works out. The present thick algae
    is clearly too thick for the boats. Maybe they can pull it and keep
    pulling enough to have the events.

    Phyllis and Jim, Jul 1, 2008
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    ~ jan Guest

    I so agreed. Apparently the Chinese don't pond.... though I thought the
    hobby came from that side of the world?

    What threw me in the article was they're forcing people to clean it up (I
    assume that means non-paid) some have volunteered.... yea... ??? So did
    they volunteer or were they threaten into volunteering? Regardless seems a
    lot of bad things are happening to China lately. Unfortunately they aren't
    placing the blame in the right place for this algae bloom according to the
    article. As ponders we know, nutrients feed algae, not warm water. There
    are lots of people who have cool ponds with lots of algae. And rainfall?
    Only if it is causing runoff from polluted areas.

    I will hope the reporter got it wrong and the Chinese aren't that stupid to
    think the world will believe those explanations. And I will hope the
    Chinese will learn that it is seriously time to clean up their act as they
    become a developed nation.

    And here I thought in a dictatorship they would have more power over the
    people and pollution, apparently not. Why didn't they mandate from the
    beginning to only allow hybrid cars once people started driving more?
    Hmmmm...... ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jul 1, 2008
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    LeahMarie Guest

    Seems to me, they will lose. Even if they use some sort of algaecide,
    the downside of doing that seems worse than the algae bloom. I have a
    nice bloom going in my 'new' pond and I know it will soon be gone if I
    just leave it alone. But if they are dumping sewage (nutrients for
    algae) from tens of thousands of residents, into the water, it's a
    losing battle for them.
    W. Dale
    LeahMarie, Jul 1, 2008
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    Reel McKoi Guest

    "kathy" wrote in message
    I wish I had some of that stuff for my compost pile. :) Think of the
    veggies it would grow.....

    Frugal ponding since 1995.
    rec.ponder since late 1996.
    Zone 6. Middle TN USA
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    Reel McKoi, Jul 3, 2008
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    ~ jan Guest

    Not from China, think of all the toxins it probably contains. If it wasn't
    for the Olympics the world should rejoice that the algae is cleaning up
    their toxic waste. ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jul 3, 2008
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    Chip Guest

    It did say that most of it was going to the farms for bio-feed. Chinese
    hamburger, anyone?

    Chip, Jul 3, 2008
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    Reel McKoi Guest

    "~ jan" wrote in message
    You have a very good point there Jan. On second thought, I'll keep making my
    own............ ;-)

    Frugal ponding since 1995.
    rec.ponder since late 1996.
    Zone 6. Middle TN USA
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    Reel McKoi, Jul 3, 2008
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