"Rainbow swamp" caused by natural oils on water


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/27/rainbow-swamp-caused-by-na.html


#2

AFAIR this is usually a result of the bacteria themselves, not oil they release. Has to do with their size in relation to the refractive index of water. Oil plays a role in a wider sense ( membranes build from a lipid double layer).


#3

Enhance.


#4

We all came out to Montreux…


#5

I hope everyone goes there for the perfect Instagram picture and then ruin it.


#6

OK, so now the frogs are turning the swamp gay?

Also…


#7

THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO BELIEVE.


#8

Obviously, this is where the unicorn poop accumulates.


#9

I wonder how the mosquitos are in that area. Oil on swampland used to be a way to suffocate mosquito larva.


#10

There might be gaytors in that particular swamp.


#11

Wouldn’t spilled petroleum/crude also be a natural oil though?


#12

Nature’s pollution.


#13

O M G! What are they putting in the water?!?! I bet it’s dihydrogen monoxide!

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#14

Oh wow! So this is what I took a picture of a couple of years ago in Italy. And there I thought it was some kind of a human-made oil spill.
(Later I spun it off into a bit on Annihilation’s shimmer. Sorry for plugging & Hi everybody, longtime-firstime reader-lurker here.)


#15

Welcome to the bbs!..errr…Welcome to posting on the bbs! :smiley:


#16

A Gustav Klimt painting comes to mind…


#17

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