Friday, May 09, 2008

Friday Nudibranch Blogging


Chained up
between gold and oblivion:
Hermissenda crassicornis.

Both reached out to seize her.
Both she left to their ways.

(Photo by tzargregory.)

5 comments:

chicago dyke said...

jeebus that's incredibly beautiful. thank you, phila.

Rhotel1 said...

What do you know about depleted uranium? The following is not really a true statement. "Although less radioactive than natural uranium, depleted uranium is just as toxic and poses a threat to people"

DU does not pose a threat to anyone. It does have the same chemical toxicity, but every heavy metal is toxic to some degree.

If you want to learn more about uranium and depleted uranium from actual scientific papers, not from activists and con artists, then click on this link http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DUStory/message/55
You can also write me at
DUStory-owner@yahoogroups.com

By the way, the real uranium threat to the environment is from the ash that goes up the smoke stack at coal fired power plants -- much higher threat than DU -- but do you see anyone moving or protesting? The last link in the message is to a report on this.

Anonymous said...

That looks like something from a painting by William Blake.









justathought

Phila said...

What do you know about depleted uranium? The following is not really a true statement. "Although less radioactive than natural uranium, depleted uranium is just as toxic and poses a threat to people"

You may want to take this up with the person who actually wrote that statement.

Without defending the exaggerations of some activists about the hazards of DU - the radiological ones, in particular - its chemical toxicity is sufficient grounds for taking clean-up measures, in my opinion. If you disagree, fine.

Beyond that, I thought the story about fungi was simply indicative of interesting new approaches to environmental remediation.

By the way, the real uranium threat to the environment is from the ash that goes up the smoke stack at coal fired power plants -- much higher threat than DU -- but do you see anyone moving or protesting?

It's kind of a silly question. People protest coal-fired plants constantly, and constantly block new ones from being built. Granted, that mainly has to do with concern about particulates, mercury, NOx, and CO2, but the radioactivity is by no means a secret. Here's just one post on it from an environmentalist blog.

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