Greenish water-reply from Grenadines
kido-ywf at caribsurf.com
Sun Nov 10 15:51:06 EST 1996
>To: birkj at candw.ag
>From: kido-ywf at caribsurf.com (kido)
>Subject: Re:Greenish water-reply from Grenadines
>>To: paulh at metrolink.net (Paul Hutley)
>>From: kido-ywf at caribsurf.com (kido)
>>Subject: Re:Greenish water-reply from Grenadines
>>Dr.David Patriquin of Dalhousie sent me your message
>>Some info about what we know so far about the 'green water'.
>>We will be happy to network with you, exchange data and information on
environment etc at any time.
>>Kido Project Bio/Environmental Station
>>Sanctuary, Carriacou, (Grenada)
>>email kido-ywf at caribsurf.com
>>Web page http://members.aol.com/ywf/home/kido.html
>>>To: patriqui at is.dal.ca (David Patriquin)
>>>From: kido-ywf at caribsurf.com (kido)
>>>Subject: Re:Greenish water-reply from Grenadines
>>>we can confirm the presence of the plankton and weeds in the area of the
>>>This year unusually for the second time.
>>>We are used to this yearly flow of greenish water: the phenomenon here is
known to be related to the flooding of the Orinoco river during the rainy
season from July: the mass of freshwater collects mud, nutrients and weeds
etc from the inundated fields (Llanos) near the river proper and is pushed
north past Trinidad to Tobago. In September we get bits and pieces of weeds,
wood, and in 1910 an Orinoco crocodile landed in Grenada; in 1928 an
exhausted alligator was beached in Windward, Carriacou, Grenadines of Grenada.
>>>This year we had the green water twice. Last week fishermen in the South
of Grenada reported that it had already cleared, quite possibly currents
took the lot up further North than usual, probably undergoing some
>>>Tanky, the Dive Operator in Carriacou reported of encountering murky,
almost black water, mixed with plankton and algae, between 2 and 10 meters
thick , like a wall; once past the bottom edge of the liquid wall the sea
was perfectly clear again.
>>>It would be interesting to photograph/video tape the extent of the flow
from our ultralight craft, and keep a detailed record of the changes every
>>>I am passing on the info to the other parties.
>>>Thanks and regards
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