Monday, 25 May 2009
Old bike new life
Me: "Oh no, some poor kid lost his bike!"
Eric: "Don't worry, it's meant to be there."
Me: "Say what?"
Eric: "People throw scrap metal into the river to act like a fake reef. Little critters build their houses on the metal, and then the bigger critters have something to feed on."
Me: "So the bike is being used as a plankton habitat to attract the shellfish which people rely on for food?"
Eric: "Exactly. I've heard of people in America throwing whole buses into the water!"
My own pic of the underwater bike isn't so hot, but have a look at this intriguing Flickr pool dedicated to bicycles of a submarine nature, which includes the shot above which was taken by Koinis.