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(Fox News)   Marina at Sparks, Nevada declared safe despite thousands of dead fish. Finally, a strong lesson for anyone in the state who falls a little too far behind in their gambling debts   (foxnews.com) divider line 15
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2014-01-22 10:06:06 AM  
FTA: "Scientists say the massive fish kill was caused by a dramatic drop in the water's oxygen content, which they say is not all that uncommon. "

Really? If its not that uncommon, how come they can only refer to a petroleum leak in the 80s for comparison?
 
2014-01-22 10:15:43 AM  
blogs.riverfronttimes.com
 
2014-01-22 10:58:57 AM  
Yeah but is there still a huge nest of cazadores in the boathouse? Because those things will carve up a lower level character.

/ use Dinner Bell or the riot shotgun loaded with 4/0 Magnum or Dragon's Breath
 
2014-01-22 12:08:33 PM  

Pangea: FTA: "Scientists say the massive fish kill was caused by a dramatic drop in the water's oxygen content, which they say is not all that uncommon. "
Really? If its not that uncommon, how come they can only refer to a petroleum leak in the 80s for comparison?


www.ent.orst.edu

It's not all that uncommon. If they had some extreme weather, like most of the country, the temperature and oxygen content of the water can change quickly. Bam, lots of dead fish. Now, if every fish in that lake is dead, that's not right.
 
2014-01-22 12:15:19 PM  
Contaminants discovered in 1988 quickly were linked to the tank farm, the target since of a state-led cleanup project. The early effort included pumping out polluted groundwater that had collected in the pit.
Because groundwater constantly flows into the marina, city officials pump more than 2 million gallons a day into the neighboring Truckee River.


Oh humans. You're so farking stupid.
 
2014-01-22 12:24:34 PM  
Kind of the way I like my women. Covered in algea and filled with dead fish.

I got nothin'. Continue on.
 
2014-01-22 12:50:43 PM  
Sparks, Nevada?

3.bp.blogspot.com

/onus
 
2014-01-22 04:07:43 PM  

Pangea: FTA: "Scientists say the massive fish kill was caused by a dramatic drop in the water's oxygen content, which they say is not all that uncommon. "

Really? If its not that uncommon, how come they can only refer to a petroleum leak in the 80s for comparison?


They just had a bunch of herring freeze in Norway. Owners of fish tanks can also tell you temperatures matter a LOT.

When we were spawning salmon at a hatchery we monitored the water temperatures because if it got too cold the fish couldn't get any O2, if it got too warm, it screwed up the O2 saturation as well. This was especially critical when it came to the egg incubators. Fish have a general sweet spot and a couple degrees here and there isn't too troublesome and they generally recover but these temps lately have been farked.
 
2014-01-22 06:52:11 PM  
Reno, so close to hell you can see Sparks.
 
2014-01-22 07:49:30 PM  
Damn, maybe Marina should stick to showering instead.
 
2014-01-22 09:41:49 PM  
I live in Reno, and I am getting a kick out of this story.

The funny part is, this "Marina" is actually a disused gravel pit.   The Helms Gravel pit sat as an eyesore for years, with a lot of people trying to suggest ways to make it not-so-eyesorey.  Then, along comes the flood of 1997, filling the Helms Pit with water.   People said 'fark it, lets put some fish in it and call 'er good' and suddenly its a marina.

Houses around the marina go for a good bit of money.  To their credit, the city did a good job of beautifying the area, and businesses sprung up around it.

But still, for those of us who remember that this is nothing but a gravel pit that got filled with flood water, a fish kill is not all that surprising

here's a story about the creation of the marina:  http://backyardtraveler.blogspot.com/2008/02/gravel-pit-that-became-l a ke.html
 
2014-01-22 10:09:38 PM  

Swar_Benaghi: I live in Reno, and I am getting a kick out of this story.

The funny part is, this "Marina" is actually a disused gravel pit.   The Helms Gravel pit sat as an eyesore for years, with a lot of people trying to suggest ways to make it not-so-eyesorey.  Then, along comes the flood of 1997, filling the Helms Pit with water.   People said 'fark it, lets put some fish in it and call 'er good' and suddenly its a marina.

Houses around the marina go for a good bit of money.  To their credit, the city did a good job of beautifying the area, and businesses sprung up around it.

But still, for those of us who remember that this is nothing but a gravel pit that got filled with flood water, a fish kill is not all that surprising

here's a story about the creation of the marina:  http://backyardtraveler.blogspot.com/2008/02/gravel-pit-that-became-l a ke.html


Well, there's this.

The "marina" at Sparks is a "marina" in the same way that the "Salton Sea" is a "sea." It's an unnatural man-made feature that is highly unstable ecologically and prone to collapse at even the slightest environmental change. But go on pretending that any body of water with fish in it is a pristine lake that needs careful management just the same.
 
2014-01-22 10:17:08 PM  
 But go on pretending that any body of water with fish in it is a pristine lake that needs careful management just the same.

I'm sure you are making a point in your head, but I miss it in the translation
 
2014-01-23 06:13:33 AM  

ReverendJynxed: Pangea: FTA: "Scientists say the massive fish kill was caused by a dramatic drop in the water's oxygen content, which they say is not all that uncommon. "

Really? If its not that uncommon, how come they can only refer to a petroleum leak in the 80s for comparison?

They just had a bunch of herring freeze in Norway. Owners of fish tanks can also tell you temperatures matter a LOT.

When we were spawning salmon at a hatchery we monitored the water temperatures because if it got too cold the fish couldn't get any O2, if it got too warm, it screwed up the O2 saturation as well. This was especially critical when it came to the egg incubators. Fish have a general sweet spot and a couple degrees here and there isn't too troublesome and they generally recover but these temps lately have been farked.


Multiple sciencey sounding responses, from people with specific knowledge in one thread? Go Fark!

Thanks for info.
 
2014-01-23 10:27:55 AM  

cryinoutloud: Pangea: FTA: "Scientists say the massive fish kill was caused by a dramatic drop in the water's oxygen content, which they say is not all that uncommon. "
Really? If its not that uncommon, how come they can only refer to a petroleum leak in the 80s for comparison?

[www.ent.orst.edu image 600x450]

It's not all that uncommon. If they had some extreme weather, like most of the country, the temperature and oxygen content of the water can change quickly. Bam, lots of dead fish. Now, if every fish in that lake is dead, that's not right.


The outside temperature was suddenly -5 out of nowhere and then back to warmer, so yeah there were extreme temperature shifts.
 
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