HOW TO: Fish in the desert

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10 Responses to “HOW TO: Fish in the desert”

  1. Funk Daddy says:

    The song is “Love will find a way” but the truth is that life will find a way, even if it means spizatzing on a heron’s leg

  2. shutz says:

    But, what will happen to the sandworms?  And to the spice?  The spice must flow!

  3. welcomeabored says:

    Did I understand this correctly… a possible new ecology in the desert based on desalinated gray water?  The mind boggles and the imagination leaps in terraforming.  The return of the forests.  Lebanon cedars.  Lakes on Mars.  Forests on Mars.  Forests of cedar on Mars. (boggle!)

    Meanwhile, up the road a bit from our house, there is a small lake outside a water reclaimation plant that we pass on our way to the freeway on-ramp.  Around the lake this summer, as the water warmed and evaporated, were rings of heavy salts indicating the content of the water, and on top, a thick carpet of algae.  When the algae ran out of (likely) oxygen, the carpet died back and the birds that will tolerate the salts, returned.  It is an altogether sad sight to see.  We roll up our windows and shut off the air intake till we’re past the stink of the feedlot as well.  It’s worth suffering the heat, not to gag on the smell.

    • robcat2075 says:

      If we can just get the UAE to send all their gray water to Mars…

      Interesting how the fish manage to cross the land barrier.  Growing up in Minnesota (“Land of 10,000 Lakes”) I never heard much of an explanation of how that worked.

  4. So, basically, it’s the eastern-hemisphere Salton Sea? That’ll end well.

    • All that’s ever rewatered the Salton since the original inundation (besides the occasional rainstorm) is agricultural wastewater. The water source for this lake is considerably cleaner. So as long as Al Ain keeps a-flushin’ and a-waterin’, that lake may do pretty well.

  5. anansi133 says:

    Looking for the water body on Google earth, not finding it. They may not have updated the imagery since the lake occurred.

  6. welcomeabored says:

    (in response to robcat2075)

    A second cup of java hitting my nervous system, fuels a flight of fancy.

    But isn’t there suppposedly a lot of water locked up on Mars in the form of ice?  I haven’t kept up… and won’t live long enough to see what may be made of terraforming on another planet.

    Meanwhile - baby steps, man, baby steps.  To save our remaining forests and their vital functions on our little blue planet, I’ll be visiting a voting booth, to say ‘yay’ on the legalization and regulation of marijuana in the ssomething I may live long enough to see come to fruition.tate of Colorado.  By decriminalizing pot, I hope to see the return of hemp as a major, multi-use crop in our country, within my life time.

  7. winkybb says:

    Howarth seems a bit of a damp squib. Talk about glass half empty. She’s worried about the change to a tiny bit of desert in the UAE? Really? Are there not larger environmental issues to spend time on? What about the environmental cost of producing all that water using fossil fuels?

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