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(The Hill)   Hundreds of manatees starving to death along Florida coast as algae blooms kill their seagrass food. OH THE   (thehill.com) divider line
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2021-10-22 6:39:04 PM  
That's sad to me. Every place that has humans becomes ruined. The reverse Minus touch.
 
2021-10-22 8:12:58 PM  
Climate change.
 
2021-10-22 9:08:28 PM  

Picklehead: That's sad to me. Every place that has humans becomes ruined. The reverse Minus touch.


Um....either the Minus Touch OR the reverse Midas Touch.
 
2021-10-22 9:27:16 PM  
We used to throw cabbage heads in the Miami River and the sea cows would eat them.
 
2021-10-22 9:48:33 PM  

Picklehead: That's sad to me. Every place that has humans becomes ruined. The reverse Minus touch.


We're not the only invasive species out there, we're just really, really talented at destroying ecosystems.
 
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2021-10-22 11:10:14 PM  

Lsherm: Picklehead: That's sad to me. Every place that has humans becomes ruined. The reverse Minus touch.

We're not the only invasive species out there, we're just really, really talented at destroying ecosystems.


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2021-10-22 11:23:24 PM  

Sub Human: We used to throw cabbage heads in the Miami River and the sea cows would eat them.


From what I've heard everywhere, that's worse. Habituate or desensitize them or something along those lines. Never feed wild animals.
 
2021-10-22 11:23:51 PM  
If Darwin was right I guess the Florida truck stop lot lizard game is about to diversify.

/survival of the fittest
 
2021-10-22 11:29:47 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Never feed wild animals.


I'll second this. I used to live in a very rural part of Virginia and there was a possum who would come up on the deck every time I was grilling, so I started throwing him food. Who knew possums eat meat?

Fast forward two months later and I've got a small army of possums walking up the deck steps every time I fire up the grill. If raccoons are the agile thieves of the animal kingdom, possums are the slow, steady pressure until you just give your shiat up to make them go away.
 
2021-10-22 11:37:24 PM  
Oh the thin manatees!!!
 
2021-10-22 11:42:54 PM  

Lsherm: jaivirtualcard: Never feed wild animals.

I'll second this. I used to live in a very rural part of Virginia and there was a possum who would come up on the deck every time I was grilling, so I started throwing him food. Who knew possums eat meat?

Fast forward two months later and I've got a small army of possums walking up the deck steps every time I fire up the grill. If raccoons are the agile thieves of the animal kingdom, possums are the slow, steady pressure until you just give your shiat up to make them go away.


Nothing like a passel of possums staring at you out of the darkness, their eyes aflame with reflected light.
 
2021-10-22 11:44:21 PM  
It's just the shiat. Leaking septic systems. High nutrient load you know shiat. Kills everything.
 
2021-10-22 11:45:36 PM  
Sorry bout your mom subs.
 
2021-10-22 11:47:28 PM  
Nah, it's florida where republicans/christians destroy the environment and kill people.
 
2021-10-22 11:50:46 PM  
they've been dying fast all year and i've been following it: necropsy after necropsy where the animal has no body fat reserves and tiny, warped, atrophied internal organs. literally all starved to death.

it's made me cry a few time.

i respect and enjoy dolphins, but i adore manatees. they (like rhinos) are just so awesome when you see them IRL: like some kind of giant boulders made alive through magic! and manatees are gentle and curious, if you kayak they will come check you out, but never flip you.

when i see the florida of my own childhood changing and the animals (and reefs) gone, with my own eyes since my own 80s/90s childhood, i get super depressed.

 
2021-10-22 11:52:27 PM  
Who knew climate change was real? Why didn't anyone tell us?
 
2021-10-23 1:01:11 AM  

luna1580: they've been dying fast all year and i've been following it: necropsy after necropsy where the animal has no body fat reserves and tiny, warped, atrophied internal organs. literally all starved to death.

it's made me cry a few time.

i respect and enjoy dolphins, but i adore manatees. they (like rhinos) are just so awesome when you see them IRL: like some kind of giant boulders made alive through magic! and manatees are gentle and curious, if you kayak they will come check you out, but never flip you.

when i see the florida of my own childhood changing and the animals (and reefs) gone, with my own eyes since my own 80s/90s childhood, i get super depressed.



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2021-10-23 2:53:06 AM  

Lsherm: Picklehead: That's sad to me. Every place that has humans becomes ruined. The reverse Minus touch.
We're not the only invasive species out there, we're just really, really talented at destroying ecosystems.


We introduced them all.  We're the ultimate invasive species.
After we kill this planet, we're going to try for another.
 
2021-10-23 4:21:31 AM  

Lsherm: jaivirtualcard: Never feed wild animals.

I'll second this. I used to live in a very rural part of Virginia and there was a possum who would come up on the deck every time I was grilling, so I started throwing him food. Who knew possums eat meat?

Fast forward two months later and I've got a small army of possums walking up the deck steps every time I fire up the grill. If raccoons are the agile thieves of the animal kingdom, possums are the slow, steady pressure until you just give your shiat up to make them go away.


well, I doubt that you would find a manatee parked on your doorstep.
 
2021-10-23 7:43:03 AM  
673. Why swap between words and numbers?
Six hundred and seventy-seven manatees died during that span when typically only 156 perish, the AP reported.

But as long as we get to see huge powerboats leave the Haulover Inlet, that is what is important.
 
2021-10-23 7:43:27 AM  

Lsherm: jaivirtualcard: Never feed wild animals.

I'll second this. I used to live in a very rural part of Virginia and there was a possum who would come up on the deck every time I was grilling, so I started throwing him food. Who knew possums eat meat?

Fast forward two months later and I've got a small army of possums walking up the deck steps every time I fire up the grill. If raccoons are the agile thieves of the animal kingdom, possums are the slow, steady pressure until you just give your shiat up to make them go away.


I thought it was common knowledge that possums were omnivores.
 
2021-10-23 9:15:36 AM  
This isn't the result of climate change. This is due to the relaxing of laws and regulations on farming and related runoff in central Florida. The almighty dollar for some, ruined coastline and dead manatees for others.
 
2021-10-23 9:42:11 AM  

McGrits: This isn't the result of climate change. This is due to the relaxing of laws and regulations on farming and related runoff in central Florida. The almighty dollar for some, ruined coastline and dead manatees for others.


Specifically, sugarcane farming

And people down there act like it's some kind of magic
 
2021-10-23 11:20:50 AM  

ToughActinProlactin: I thought it was common knowledge that possums were omnivores.


Apparently not common enough for me. I had no idea they'd eat a pork chop:

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2021-10-23 11:25:59 AM  

Lsherm: ToughActinProlactin: I thought it was common knowledge that possums were omnivores.

Apparently not common enough for me. I had no idea they'd eat a pork chop:

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Can I put on a possum costume and come by your grill?
 
2021-10-23 4:42:33 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Sub Human: We used to throw cabbage heads in the Miami River and the sea cows would eat them.

From what I've heard everywhere, that's worse. Habituate or desensitize them or something along those lines. Never feed wild animals.


Probably right. I bet they're in dire straits now because of what we did in 1968: Feeding them, hitting them with boats and now killing their food supply.

Srsly, if pollution is killing the sea-grass they eat, they have to have an alternative food source stat. Maybe not random cabbages but something until the sea-grass can recover. (If it doesn't, there might not be any more sea-cows. That'd be a crying shame.)
 
2021-10-23 5:01:49 PM  

Lsherm: jaivirtualcard: Never feed wild animals.

I'll second this. I used to live in a very rural part of Virginia and there was a possum who would come up on the deck every time I was grilling, so I started throwing him food. Who knew possums eat meat?

Fast forward two months later and I've got a small army of possums walking up the deck steps every time I fire up the grill. If raccoons are the agile thieves of the animal kingdom, possums are the slow, steady pressure until you just give your shiat up to make them go away.


Um, long sharp pointy teeth should have told you...
 
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