Friday, February 19, 2010
After many public reports and much research,
scientists/biologists find that the mountain goats
and rams of Turnagain Arm are in such high
numbers that food supply is limited. As in the past,
critters are eating thawed areas of dirt for their
only means of survival. From the present
study of the light mineralogy of beach sediments,
it is inferred that the source of the sediments
is a mixed type: igneous and metamorphic
crystalline rocks, together with palaeosediments.
Indigenous species of the area have been
ingesting these light minerals from thawed
areas of bluff face to fend off starvation.
The minerals, when combined, make a gas
that is not unlike helium - causing a high
pitched tone and pale color in many of
the mountain creatures and, in rare cases,
kids have been seen floating off the hill
to disappear into the afternoon sky.
If you should be in the area for photo
opportunities, any event as this should
be reported to local authorities immediately
before this phenomenon spreads to the
natural inhabitants of our fine waters.