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Bad river - a video I found on YouTube about the Cooks river


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Hi Raiders ,

I was doing a bit of YouTube surfing and this video popped up and I thought it showed a lot of the river ( or what is left of it ) that many never see . What amazes me is how this once fine river still produces fish !

 

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Thanks for sharing @XD351. The pollution is harrowing, much worse than I had ever thought, even though I knew the Cooks was one of the worst in Sydney. Like he said, the worst pollution is in places that are out of sight.

I'd be curious if someone has done the same following the Parra from its upper tributaries in North West Sydney down to the heads. I'm sure that would be quite an adventure.

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4 hours ago, Little_Flatty said:

Thanks for sharing @XD351. The pollution is harrowing, much worse than I had ever thought, even though I knew the Cooks was one of the worst in Sydney. Like he said, the worst pollution is in places that are out of sight.

I'd be curious if someone has done the same following the Parra from its upper tributaries in North West Sydney down to the heads. I'm sure that would be quite an adventure.

I first thought he was going to be talking about the parramatta river when I  saw the title as I still think that it is worse for chemical pollution.

Would love to see him do duck creek and haslams creek  and the tributaries above parramatta dam . 

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10 hours ago, Tunastrike11 said:

What about years ago when there Bondi cigars washed up on the beach after heavy rain alot of things they dont want people to know.

Back in my high school days, one of my fishing mates used to spear fish around the Bondi murk. He said the place was full of fish, but he had to keep a lookout for the floating "blind mullet."  :074: He took a few fish home for eating.  :puke:

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An interesting video which clearly demonstrates the impact that humans have on the planet. Realistically though, we are aware of the myriad of ways that we impact nature. Not until we have a "global approach" to dealing with these issues, will we lessen the impact which our existence is having.

Regarding the aside thread about the Bondi murk, here's my view. Sea creatures which we catch and eat, feed on other sea creatures in their entirety (flesh, bones, guts and waste). Indeed the water that they live in is filled with waste from other creatures. Some of our favourite foods (from waters) are the scavengers that exist to clean up all the waste (shrimps, yabbies, crabs, lobsters). Maybe we shouldn't be too critical?

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Yes bn, fish eat other fish, and fish scraps are eaten by crustacean scavengers, then the scraps eaten by sea lice, and eaten by bacteria if anything is left.

In other words, eat or be eaten. 🤣

 

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As a kid we swam regularly at Manly beach . . .you  had to watch out for the Blind Mullets, or Polly waffles when body surfing if the wind and swell was from the SE.   😲 😵 🤮

 

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3 minutes ago, Burger said:

As a kid we swam regularly at Manly beach . . .you  had to watch out for the Blind Mullets, or Polly waffles when body surfing if the wind and swell was from the SE.   😲 😵 🤮

 

Polly waffles.Now there’s a chocky I haven’t had in a while.Hope you kept your mouth shut when ending up in the drink.

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1 hour ago, Burger said:

As a kid we swam regularly at Manly beach . . .you  had to watch out for the Blind Mullets, or Polly waffles when body surfing if the wind and swell was from the SE.   😲 😵 🤮

 

I was a board rider in my younger days and often came to Sydney to surf with a friend. One day at Malabar I wasn’t too concerned about bluebottles, it was the brownbottles that bothered me.💩

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2 hours ago, Fab1 said:

Polly waffles.Now there’s a chocky I haven’t had in a while.Hope you kept your mouth shut when ending up in the drink.

Mouth was ALWAYS shut swimming at Manly! 

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