Friday, February 15, 2008

Nature's Phenomenons: The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea is a large (375 square mile), saline, bel0w-sea level body of water in Southern California. Although the original Salton Sea dried up centuries ago, the current Salton Sea is result of a man-made environmental failure; the Salton Sea was originally filled when an irrigation route of the Colorado River sprung a leak and flowed unchecked into the Salton basin region for almost 2 years. Despite its inauspicious beginnings, it has since become a local landmark as a bird sanctuary, catering to over 400 species of birds. Debates on how to maintain the vitality of the Salton Sea remain heated between several organizations. Equally contraversial is the 2002 film that takes its name from the famous sea, starring Val Kilmer and Vincent D'Onofrio. The film takes an in depth look at the struggles of a lonely meth user in his natural environment. When pushed into a fight or flight situation, this specimen reacts instinctively to protect what is most dear to him. See below:

1 comment:

Eratic Prarie Dog said...

Good family entertainment filled with wholesome traditional family values such as badgers eating meth-head cock and pigeon assassinations. Equally admirable is the insight into human frailty and handicaps portrayed by a coke fiend with a prosthetic nose. Four stars ****