Saturday, 31 December 2011
The Greenhouse Effect and the Plankton Plume
Something strange happened last night outside, something very strange. I really should have gone and investigated but I didn’t which in hindsight has turned into an error because now I can never prove what happened, actually happened even if mum and dad saw it as well. What we saw in the middle of the night well I guess maybe it was about midnight-ish was a strange yellowy green glow coming from the greenhouse. WELL COOL.
And now two different people have told me the same reason for this strange occurrence, the first was the dog this morning, who explained it is a natural effect of nature at this time of year, and it is the Plankton Plume and that Plankton naturally fluoresce so at the right time of year when the Plankton Plume starts the whole sea will glow a bit like the aurora borealis. Mum said IDIOT and pointed out the key word in the dogs explanation was SEA, well it is true there is no sea in the greenhouse. But the dog has pointed out that the greenhouse is quite damp and that new species of Plankton are found all the time and that there has been a lot of discussion about The Greenhouse Effect and its effect on the sea. Mum still said IDIOT though.
I spent the day in
helping in Napoleon Beelzebub’s Very Strange Victorian Curiosity Shop and Miss Fionaski the Famous Russian Spy came in, when I told her about the glowing greenhouse she said it might be Plankton. Well it must be true then because Miss Fionaski did not know that was what the dog had said; so two independent minds have reached the same conclusion. Montgomery
What I do know, is next time I see the greenhouse glowing like that in the middle of the night I will do two things, one, take a picture of it and two go and see what it is. After all If I am abducted by aliens it will be great material for the diary and that nice My Steven Spielberg could make a movie about it called mmmmmmmmmm something like Close Encounters of the Third Kind ……… Have I heard that before somewhere?
An awful lot of people came to Napoleon Beelzebub’s Very Strange Victorian Curiosity Shop today to say please Stay we like your shop, but he said THE HELL I WILL and fell about laughing. Mum said that was not good PR but he said I did not get where I am today by being nice and that is certainly true.
Miss Fionaski the Famous Russian Spy