this is the saddest and most beautiful posthumous collection I’ve ever read…
Dams make spawning salmon more prone to heart attack: UBC study
Reaching spawning grounds is hard work for salmon, and UBC researchers say fish forced to “sprint” through fast-moving water or other obstacles can suffer heart attacks.
The study found sockeye are more likely to die in the hours after being forced to swim fast and hard to make their way through turbulent waters below dams.
Researchers say so-called “burst swimming” creates severe stress that could lead to heart failure.
Female sockeye are especially prone, in part because females may be using more energy to produce eggs, hiking their sensitivity to other environmental challenges.
Biologist and lead author Nicholas Burnett says the study demonstrates how vital it is for salmon to have easy access around obstacles in the river.
The study is published in the latest issue of the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.
if I pleasure myself quickly
tonight, maybe I’ll read
the novel for 15
ive refused the indulgence
before and finished a book,
as if my stamina
i knew then, like i don’t now,
how to drink wine and
scribble red heart
but times of backward logic
are eager to fuck as i am
when i cash butts in
you can’t waste time and
be smarter than hell.
i remember when my friend jonsn respectfully asked me NOT to turn my blog into a nature blog. he was noticing not only an influx of landscape photography, but its inevitable detriment to my soul. his graceful petition turned into one of the most tangible pieces of wisdom i ever received.
|—||C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity|