Saturday, October 18, 2008

Zeacliff Pond, some oily slime near the north side of the pond, September 2008

Here we have some oily slime and it looks like some one stepped in it! Two things about Zeacliff Pond 1.) there isn't now and apparently hasn't ever been any beaver activity at the pond, and 2.) th epond is fed intermittently by streams coming off the surrounding ridges. The bottom is thick with mud, several feet thick, so there are oily by-products from all the decomposition. The slime, too, is from the incomplete decomposition of plants.

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