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Making the best of the water level drop at the Salton Sea.

  • : United States

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8 May 2018
DJI, FC330
-9859/-1000
297/100
361/100
33.75
United States

6 Comments

  • lomeranger 1 year ago

    This is fantastic! Where? Tidal pools?

    • Thank you for the comment. This was taken at the Salton Sea, which is a large, saltwater lake in California. The holes that have the different colors of water are the former nests of the tilapia fish. These fish are the last fish species that can survive in the Salton Sea as it gets saltier and saltier over time. They build these circular “nests” to raise their baby fish, underwater, but as the water level of the Salton Sea goes down and down, more and more of these nests get exposed. I have no idea why the pools are of different colors. I wrote one of the scientists who studies this area and he didn’t write back, so I still don’t know. If you are in the California area, I’d suggest you get over here and fly this area soon, as the tilapia are not going to be alive much longer.

  • lomeranger 1 year ago

    This is fantastic! I would fav it if I knew how to work this app. Where? Tidal pools?

    • No, these are actually on the edge of the Salton Sea, which is a saltwater lake in southeastern California. They are just former fish nests that have been gradually left to dry up as the water level drops.

    • No, these are actually on the edge of the Salton Sea, which is a saltwater lake in southeastern California. They are just former fish nests that have been gradually left to dry up as the water level drops.

    • No, these are actually on the edge of the Salton Sea, which is a saltwater lake in southeastern California. They are just former fish nests that have been gradually left to dry up as the water level drops.