Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Rockdale, Bicentennial Park, pond

I was driving past Bicentennial Park at Rockdale last week and noticed that these algal blooms have covered a large proportion of the ponds here. The unusual green cover looks picturesque but I don't believe that it would be particularly good for the ponds and wildlife in the area.

32 comments:

  1. in some Hallo, we have the same problem in some waters here in summer. have a nice week!

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  2. Algae in large proportion are detrimental to aquatic ecology of the park. Nice pics.

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  3. Gives the lake a weird appearance - wonder what the ducks think about it
    That first shot look like the top of a bath of water lol

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  4. i do hope that there's not much bad affecting the ponds and the wildlife by the algae. Nice captures!

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  5. I agree with Matires, I hope it does not affect the wildlife that is in the ponds. Great photos.

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  6. what a beautiful, relaxing place. great shots!

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  7. When I see this green I always think it needs to rain - a lot. :)
    The ducks don't seem to mind.
    Nice shots.

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  8. Though algae may have ill effects, the photos are great!

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  9. You are right, our posts are quite similar today, both green and both featuring reflections. Love all the lushness.

    Thanks for visiting http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  10. The algae growth must have some negative effect on the lake. But those are nice frames.

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  11. Great shots.
    Thanks for sharing and for visiting me too

    Have a nice day
    Gunilla in Sweden

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  12. It certainly looks good, but I'm sure it's not welcome. Except that I read they can now make Green Oil out of algae!

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  13. Nice scenery. The green colour is a lovely contrast but I don´t like algae in my pond.

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  14. Jim, were you and Ewok took photos in the same place? Haha. As usual very nice place to visit!

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  15. it looks like grass, algaes are everywhere at the moment it seems

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  16. Interesting water worlds at Rockdale! So long since I visited there! All I remember are lots of old homes being renovated hugging the line of coast!

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  17. This is so sad to see, its spreading anywhere. I just hope that can be stopped from spreading more..

    Great shots

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  18. A great place to visit.Pity about the green algae. It does look good though.
    We have had none stop rain for over a month and that can't be good either. Wish we could share it!

    Nuts in May

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  19. AL, the two places are so far apart across the world but look so similar.

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  20. So hard to imagine algae this time of year for us in NC! I want to be at that park and jump into your photo on this cold and rainy inclement weather day!

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  21. I have seen similar blooms in shallow waters here, also.
    Thanks for the visit!

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  22. Beautiful scenery and a great place to spend the day.

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  23. I can just feel the warmth in those lovely photos.

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  24. Algae seems to be a problem in many parks and waterways.
    A lovely set of photos.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  25. In Borneo, we got some of these algea to feed our ducks.

    Mum wasn't organic or anything, she just wanted to keep her cost low.

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  26. No it is not good for the pond - hope all work out well before everything will die in the pond.

    MB

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