The LA Times has been keeping a webcam trained on two goldfish living in a tank full of water drawn from the LA River – it’s been sort of an unofficial experiment about the water quality of a really nasty looking cement-lined urban river.
One of the fish (named “Little Antonio” after our not so beloved by everyone anymore mayor) has died, although I’m pretty certain his (or her) death wasn’t due to the water quality, since he (or she) lived for over 100 days.
In case you were wondering about relevancy – I’m deeply interested (no pun intended) in LA River water quality, as over the years I’ve had to wade in it numerous times (damn music videos) for work.
I really, truly, with all my heart want to believe that there’s nothing toxic in that water.
What doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger, right?
What’s the lifespan of a goldfish, anyway?
Couch of the day: