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photoblog image A Short Walk In The Grampians #8

A Short Walk In The Grampians #8

Water Catchment...there are several small, shallow pools...we look for signs of fish but don't see any. I suppose there will be frogs at certain times of the year. Ben says the pools sometimes dry out completely if there are long periods without rain in Summer.

 

Ben said he once led a group of foreign University students up here and it was a hot day so a few of them lay in the shallow water for a while to cool off...I wondered aloud if that action might have killed off an entire species that were established in this unique habitat.

A Short Walk In The Grampians #8

Water Catchment...there are several small, shallow pools...we look for signs of fish but don't see any. I suppose there will be frogs at certain times of the year. Ben says the pools sometimes dry out completely if there are long periods without rain in Summer.

 

Ben said he once led a group of foreign University students up here and it was a hot day so a few of them lay in the shallow water for a while to cool off...I wondered aloud if that action might have killed off an entire species that were established in this unique habitat.

comments (12)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 18 Oct 2017, 00:39
Great capture! Goes in the trip memory book!
Ray: Yes...many memories of the great experience, Bonnie.
I love this photo of everyone peering into the pool!
You are probably right about the students killing off some rare and unusual species! smile
Ray: Oh well!

Someone once told me I am in danger of wiping out a species of critters just by scrubbing my elbow, Elizabeth! smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere is deep space
  • 18 Oct 2017, 06:28
It looks like the sort of circular holes drilled out at the coast Ray.
Ray: Yeah! Wind and water up here, too, Chad!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2017, 06:28
It is possible you are right about the fish. Some eco systems can be very finely balanced..
Ray: I can only hope the students got them in their underwear, Chris.
Belle prise de vue ..le regard perd dans l'eau dans l'espoir d'y voir une autre forme de vie ..
Bonne journée
Ray: C'était intéressant de voir la vie végétale étrange vivre dans les piscines, Claudine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2017, 08:10
The pool does sound a very fragile environment
Ray: It looked like that, Lisl!
Rock pools miles from the seaside
Ray: And, quite a way above sea-level, too, Bill!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Oct 2017, 11:40
In some mountains we have these natural little basins, with water in them during rain season. The basic rule is, that stagnant water could be poisoned by rotting plant material and such stuff. It could be good, but do you have test kit with you? Frogs are a possibility. Mosquitoes will be about within 5 days, etc.
Ray: I didn't need a drink, Louis, so cannot tell you how it tasted.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Oct 2017, 18:07
There is some mystery around these pools.
(Your son looks very attractive!)
Ray: Ben is my eldest son...he is big, strong, smart and decent, and the girls do seem to like him.
Looks as though they are all wondering whether to take the plunge!
Ray: It was quite a cool day...perfect for walking...so none of our group felt at all in need of cooling off, Tom.
It shows that there must be some rain in that area for at least part of the year.
Rather miraculous that high up...

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