Canadians aghast, answer could be very simple

Posted January 5th, 2011 by kcorliss. Comments Off on Canadians aghast, answer could be very simple.

It was so odd, so outre, so incomprehensible, that Even Matt Drudge linked the story from Canada’s National Post. The Goldstream River, running through Goldstream Provincial Park in British Columbia, as reported by the newspaper, “turned bright green late Wednesday afternoon.” (Click on the link above for the startling photo).

Now before anyone gets all crazy about some impending environmental doom, consider the last sentence in the story:

Earlier in the day a fountain beside Veterans Memorial Parkway in Langford also turned bright green, said Langford Fire Chief Bob Beckett.

That alone should be the clue to call off the HAZMAT-wearing worry-warts. C’mon, this is a prank. What did the perp use to color the water so extensively and, by the way, environmentally benign? I think it was sea dye.
Any sailor or airman is familiar with this product. In the Air Force it came in the survival kit carried on every airplane, particularly those flying over water. We got to use it at water survival school down in Biscayne Bay, Florida. The stuff is amazing. A tiny pinch turns a large area of water into an eye-popping chartreuse. That’s the idea after all, make yourself visible to rescuers.
Hopefully we’ll find out what this really is in B.C., but I’d put my money on sea dye.

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