Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The good the bad and the ugly

Red Jelly fish are ugly, they sting and they are
a bad sign for the oceans health.
Large algae blooms are ugly and indicators
of an ocean that isn't in the best of health.
Head high waves with offshore winds and warm water
are good things for those of us who surf. 
Mix the three together and you literally get the good,
the bad, and the ugly.  That probably best sums up Labor Day
2008 along the northern NJ coast.

I wonder how many surfers realized that the algae and the
red jellies were warnings?  I know lots of folks who got
stung and many others whose sessions ended earlier than
they'd have liked due to the jellies and algae.  Sure lots of
people commented but how many have actually stepped up to
do something?  How many have linked their lifestyle to
our planets deteriorating condition.

Personal health and well being are a lot like yesterday.  People
complain, see warning signs, get stung, but do they accept the
challenge and take personal responsibility?  We each should.
Our lives, our health, and our ocean depends on it.

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