Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fletchers boat house

Spring is here and if you live in or around the Beltway, you spend your time at Fletchers this time of year.
flood debrisfletchers
flood debris
potomac river deer 

Some may think this is oil pollution. However, the oil you see here is a natural product of algae. However, certain algae produce a droplet of oil to keep them afloat. Oil is buoyant and it keeps the algae on the top of the water which is closer to the sun:
algae oil drop


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