The Great Delta Of Cthulhu, Whose Tentacles Reach Out Across The Land

The Bombetoka Bay in Madagascar stretches many tentacles into the mainland via this tidal delta. While sometimes the water is a deep blue, at other times its Cthulhu-like rivulets turn deep red. What makes this strange body change color?

According to Anne Jefferson at the awesomely-named geo blog, Pathological Geomorphology, it all has to do with erosion:

What struck me about the delta was not just the nice tug-of-war between riverine and tidal processes in shaping the islands, but the dramatic red color of the water in the Google Earth image (and others as well). This red color is symptomatic of the massive erosion resulting from rampant deforestation of the island.

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Also, the Deep Ones may have something to do with it.

via Pathological Geomorphology

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lightninglouie
lightninglouie

Erosion, schmerosion; Intelligent Design theory proves this phenomenon is no more "man-made" than the Plagues of Egypt. Clearly, this sign of the imminent End Times demonstrates that we need, if anything, more clear-cutting before the Rapture comes, in order to maximize on fiscal gains before Armageddon.

Also, the next time you drop a pen, it's not gravity pulling it down, but flocks of microscopic angels gently dragging it to the ground as fast as they possibly can manage.