Marching On Together


Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Tens of tons of dead marine life including fish dolphins turtles manatees and birds along the Westcoast of Florida from red tide algae bloom


Photo greatdreams.com
It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world but a red tide algae bloom stretching a hundred miles from Anna Maria Island down to Fort Myers on the Westcoast of Florida is turning into an ecological disaster as tons of dead fish are being shovelled from beaches.
Dead fish are now washing ashore on Anna Maria Island after the red tide bloom drifted slightly north over the weekend. Meanwhile, crews in Sarasota County say they removed several tons of dead fish over the last two days alone.
Red tide is an algae bloom that depletes oxygen in the water, killing marine life from fish to manatees to turtles.
The organism can also cause respiratory problems and eye irritation in humans.
The toxic bloom has killed tons of fish, dolphins, turtles, and manatees – and now it’s taking a toll on birds as the scavengers are eating the diseased fish.
According to Fox13.com,  the city has set up special dumpsters just for red tide waste along the beach that will be emptied regularly "to keep the smell to a minimum."
The bloom has been largely stagnant off southern Sarasota County for the last several months, but it has spread north over the last week or so, reaching Longboat Pass on Friday and then Anna Maria Island over the weekend.
Fish removal efforts continue there today.
Inmates with the Offender Work Program joined county employees using front-end loaders to remove the carcasses of everything from mullet to snook to grouper from the normally pristine beaches.
Further south in Sarasota, officials say 12 tons of dead fish were removed from Lido Beach over the weekend, along with several more tons from Siesta and Turtle beaches.
That’s in addition to the seven tons pulled last week.
persistent red tide bloom continues to send dead fish and marine mammals washing up on the shores of Southwest Florida. Now, one local county says crews there have removed more than 66 tons of dead fish from beaches in just the last few days.

Animal die-off's

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