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GlennMagusHarvey GlennMagusHarvey @mander.xyz

A person interested in nature, science, sustainability, music, and videogames. I'm also on Mastodon: @[email protected] and @[email protected]

My avatar is a snapping turtle swimming in the water.

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Putting Mander on Canvas!
  • Related stuff that I did:

    iNaturalist logo: starting around 942, 116. this might not be here in its entirety since the space for the last few letters has been contested (by up to four different factions lol).

    A sea turtle (along with a message): around 686, 92. credit for the basic design is https://www.artstation.com/artwork/QnnNYZ , though I modified it myself.

  • Mushrooms growing in soil?
  • not_like_duck.ico

  • The joy of *not* eking-out games
  • Thanks for the encouragement to just jump in and do stuff, gaming and otherwise.

    I've found myself having a hard time finding dedicated time to play games (i.e. without worrying about something else "over my shoulder") and I've also found myself seemingly unable to "learn" new genres of games despite my wanting to get into them (so I often end up playing genres I'm already familiar with). I suspect these are related, and I also suspect that just jumping in and doing stuff more spontaneously will probably help improve things.

  • Am I the only one getting 502 Bad Gateway?
  • No one is safe from the Bad Gateway.

  • Putting Mander on Canvas!
  • Update: It's done! Update 2: The canvas has expanded in size!

  • Sorry to bottom right corner art
  • ...I guess the toast is getting eaten? 😆

  • Putting Mander on Canvas!

    I'm working on re-creating a logo we had last year onto this year's #Canvas. The site, complete with template, is linked above!

    #Canvas2024

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    “A simple calculation”
  • Math majors: "Duh."

    Non-math majors: "And then a miracle occurs..."

  • CANVAS 2024 IS LIVE
  • If I had a nickel for every time I saw this chart in the past 24 hours, I'd have two nickels, which isn't much, but it is funny that it happened twice.

    The other time, it was being used to describe politics. So this one is a lot less stress-inducing, thankfully.

  • This instance is flyiiing (super fast)!
  • Whoa, I miss this place. Was reminded to check this out because the Canvas event is going. Good to see Mander is still going well.

  • Current intended template locations
  • I forgot about Lemmy for months...this has gotten me to show back up!

  • Florida Man, Florida Man, Florida Man meets Rational Man... @lemmy.world GlennMagusHarvey @mander.xyz

    Florida Fisherman Fishes Man

    www.local10.com Miami fisherman finds human body in Biscayne Bay shallow water

    A Miami fisherman said he felt terrible when he found a human body early Friday morning in shallow water in Biscayne Bay.

    Miami fisherman finds human body in Biscayne Bay shallow water

    Okay, technically, woman.

    In short, someone found a dead body while fishing. So, content warning, the story is about that. Though the article doesn't actually have any nasty imagery or verbal details, just a picture of the water with a sunken streetlight pole in it.

    (...Yes, I'll admit I posted this because of the pun.)

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    GTA 6 Mocks Real Life by Simply Showcasing Real Life
  • California's valiant attempt to be relevant to this article in the face of an overwhelming aura of Florida is cute.

  • "Chemistree"

    mastodon.social Chris Armstrong (@[email protected])

    Attached: 1 image The #Chemistree is done and coloured using universal indicator.

    Chris Armstrong (@Rhodium103@mastodon.social)

    Found this on Mastodon. A "Christmas tree" of flasks with differently colored liquids.

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    Scientists discover why dozens of endangered elephants dropped dead
  • it caused the death of my favorite singer-songwriter

    r.i.p. Ritsuko Okazaki

  • 6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Atmosphere
  • I like "carbon mineralization" a lot more than "enhanced weathering". And the article also mentions the distinction nowadays between "carbon dioxide removal" and "carbon capture and storage". Thanks for the updates, on terminology and otherwise.

  • how to improve our musical ear ?
  • This is an old post but I felt it slipped into some crack somewhere but still deserves a reply. It's a very general question so this will be a pretty general reply, though.

    My first thought is to just listen to nore music/listen to music more often, especially in an active sense (not just passively having some background music). So this would mean paying attention to the music, even if it's as simple as thinking about which parts you like more. You don't even need to know how to analyze music to think about music you like or find interesting. All you need is a sense of curiosity about wanting to understand what you're listening to.

    Once you've found what you like, start trying to figure out what it is about what you like that makes you like it. This is where music theory comes in, but you can approach this as simply as asking/discussing about it in a place like this where you can bounce your ideas off of other people, and learn some theory in the process. It might not be the thing you're actually looking for, but it will at least be some useful information for further thinking about music and analyzing it. And even if you're a complete noob to music theory, you'll start to pick up some basic concepts pretty quickly as long as you're interested in understanding something.

    If you've learned enough theory to be able to make some sense of the structures and aspects of music on your own, you can apply this to your own active listening, by thinking of relevant music theory concepts as a way to help figure out what makes music tick for you. That in turn can help train you to hear the various elements of the music that are relevant to you.

  • Florida Woman Lives In Treehouse; Is Fined For Code Violations

    cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/3314637

    > ...yeah. This is a thing. Both of these are things.

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    Florida Man, Florida Man, Florida Man meets Rational Man... @lemmy.world GlennMagusHarvey @mander.xyz

    Florida Woman Lives In Treehouse; Is Fined For Code Violations

    ...yeah. This is a thing. Both of these are things.

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    Florida woman doused herself in Mountain Dew to erase DNA after killing roommate in Daytona Beach: police
  • Things you should do:

    • the Dew

    Things you should not do:

    • the crime
  • NRPA Parks for Pollinators BioBlitzes in September
  • Update: the city of Plantation has just added an event!

    Project: City of Plantation note: only covers Plantation Preserve Linear Trail and Golf Course special event: September 9, 9am ~ 11am

    Again, note that the project covers the whole month, even though the special event is on a particular day.

  • BioBlitzes in Broward this September
  • Update: the city of Plantation has just added an event!

    Project: City of Plantation note: only covers Plantation Preserve Linear Trail and Golf Course special event: September 9, 9am ~ 11am

    Again, note that the project covers the whole month, even though the special event is on a particular day.

  • September: NRPA Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz
  • Update: the city of Plantation has just added an event!

    Project: City of Plantation note: only covers Plantation Preserve Linear Trail and Golf Course special event: September 9, 9am ~ 11am

    Again, note that the project covers the whole month, even though the special event is on a particular day.

  • Some gas stations in Florida may have gas contaminated with diesel (see list)

    www.tampabay.com Florida updates list of gas stations affected by Citgo fuel contamination

    Two stations were added to the list, and 17 gas stations remain under a “stop sale” order from the state.

    Florida updates list of gas stations affected by Citgo fuel contamination

    In short: due to mishandling at the Port of Tampa Bay, some gasoline has been contaminated with diesel, and this gas was distributed to various gas stations -- mainly along the Gulf Coast of Florida (particularly unfortunate due to Idalia) but also elsewhere.

    Story: https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/2023/08/27/florida-gas-contamination-idalia/

    updated list: https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida/2023/08/29/citgo-fuel-contamination-list-gas-stations-updated/ (linked above)

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    September: NRPA Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz

    www.inaturalist.org Parks For Pollinators 2023

    The Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz is a national campaign to raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis through local parks and recreation. The National Recreation and Park Association and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation are challenging local parks to get involved and host ...

    Parks For Pollinators 2023

    cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/2859577

    Edit: Added the city of Plantation.

    A "BioBlitz" is an event where you go around and make observations of wildlife all around you using the citizen science app/website iNaturalist. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) runs the "Parks for Pollinators" BioBlitz every September, across the United States, lasting the whole month, and focusing mainly on plants and the animals that pollinate them (mainly insects and birds) in local parks. But you can record observations of any sort of living thing you want, anywhere, as much as you want, anytime.

    Here's their homepage for it: https://www.nrpa.org/BioBlitz/ ...but probbaly more relevant is the iNaturalist project for it (click here, or the link at the top). You can use the map to see the various BioBlitzes going on all over the country as part of NRPA's umbrella event. Hopefully, there's one near you!

    If there is, be sure to check your local events calendars, because there might be special events on specific days. For example, here in Florida, there are the following BioBlitz events (and some have special events on specific days - I'm not sure about the last three, but you can check yourself):

    But, of course, you can go to these places anytime in September to participate -- you don't need a special event.

    If you want to participate, you'll need an iNaturalist account, and any relevant observations you make in participating locations will automatically be counted in applicable projects. If you join the project, you'll also get the project's badge displayed on your observation!

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    BioBlitzes in Broward this September

    www.inaturalist.org Parks For Pollinators 2023

    The Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz is a national campaign to raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis through local parks and recreation. The National Recreation and Park Association and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation are challenging local parks to get involved and host ...

    Parks For Pollinators 2023

    cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/2859577

    Edit: Added the city of Plantation.

    BioBlitz events will be held in the following places in Broward County this September: (links are to their iNaturalist project pages)

    Note: BioBlitz events last the whole month so you can still participate anytime even if you can't go on these specific days!

    If you're not sure what this is all about...

    A "BioBlitz" is an event where you go around and make observations of wildlife all around you using the citizen science app/website iNaturalist. Every September, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) runs the "Parks for Pollinators" BioBlitz, which consists of a bunch of such events across the US, lasting the whole month, and focusing mainly on plants and the animals that pollinate them (mainly insects and birds) in local parks. But, with an iNaturalist account, you can record observations of any sort of living thing you want, anywhere, as much as you want, anytime. The umbrella project page on iNaturalist for NRPA's BioBlitz events is linked at the top.

    The BioBlitz events happening in Broward specifically are the ones I listed at the top. (Markham Park is located within Sunrise, so any observations you make there count for both projects.)

    They all last the whole month, but some of them have special events on specific days. But you can go to these places anytime in September to participate. (Or just make observations on iNat anytime, anywhere, even if they're not part of a project.)

    If you want to participate, you'll need an iNaturalist account, and any relevant observations you make in participating locations will automatically be counted in applicable projects. If you join the project, its badge will also appear on your observations that are part of the project! Feel free to post questions about how to join/use iNaturalist.

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    NRPA Parks for Pollinators BioBlitzes in September

    www.inaturalist.org Parks For Pollinators 2023

    The Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz is a national campaign to raise awareness and community involvement in the pollinator crisis through local parks and recreation. The National Recreation and Park Association and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation are challenging local parks to get involved and host ...

    Parks For Pollinators 2023

    (cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/2859577)

    Edit: Added the city of Plantation.

    There's the following BioBlitz events in state of Florida next month: (links go to their iNaturalist projects)

    I don't know when the last three are having their special events (if any); check with their parks or local government calendars. But the BioBlitz events last the whole month so you can still participate even if there aren't special events!

    Not sure what this is all about?

    A "BioBlitz" is an event where you go around and make observations of wildlife all around you using the citizen science app/website iNaturalist.

    Every September, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) runs the "Parks for Pollinators" BioBlitz, which involves a bunch of such events across the US, lasting the whole month, and focusing mainly on plants and the animals that pollinate them (mainly insects and birds) in local parks. But, with an iNaturalist account, you can record observations of any sort of living thing you want, anywhere, as much as you want, anytime.

    The umbrella project page on iNaturalist for NRPA's BioBlitz events is linked at the top. I looked on its map and found all the projects for BioBlitz events in Florida. Hopefully, there's one near you!

    They all last the whole month, but some of them have special events on specific days. I've listed the ones I know of. But, of course, you can go to these places anytime in September to participate. (Or just make observations on iNat anytime, anywhere.)

    If you want to participate, you'll need an iNaturalist account, and any relevant observations you make in participating locations will automatically be counted in applicable projects. If you join the project, its badge will also appear on your observations that are part of the project! (Feel free to ask questions about how to join/use iNaturalist.)

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    FediFollows - paleontology accounts on Mastodon

    cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/2712447 (I meant to post here first but the alternate spellings of "pal(a)eontology" got me mixed up lol)

    Just forwarding along a two-toot thread from @[email protected] post with some Mastodon accounts related to paleontology. Copy-pasted and edited the relevant text here for y'all's convenience:

    >➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Featuring lots of well-preserved fossils, run by Kansas Geological Survey\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] (main) & https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] (museum) - Exec Director at Western Science Center, Calif. Expert on #mastodons\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Evolutionary #palaeobiologist, senior lecturer in #zoology at Univ. of Lincoln, UK\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Archaeologist & criminologist at Maastricht Univ, studying #fossil smuggling\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - #Palaeontologist & #plesiosaur expert, curator at Nottingham Natural History Museum in UK\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Fossil illustrator & science educator\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - In #palaeobiology dept at Univ. of Toronto, researching cat fossils\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Palaeontology student & makes Lego dinos\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Comics set in Earth's distant past\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Works with fossils & x-rays at Univ. of Manchester

    If you have a Mastodon account, you can just plop these links in the search bar on your own instance and find them!

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    FediFollows - paleontology accounts on Mastodon

    Just forwarding along a two-toot thread from @[email protected] post with some Mastodon accounts related to paleontology. Copy-pasted and edited the relevant text here for y'all's convenience:

    >➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Featuring lots of well-preserved fossils, run by Kansas Geological Survey\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] (main) & https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] (museum) - Exec Director at Western Science Center, Calif. Expert on #mastodons\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Evolutionary #palaeobiologist, senior lecturer in #zoology at Univ. of Lincoln, UK\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Archaeologist & criminologist at Maastricht Univ, studying #fossil smuggling\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - #Palaeontologist & #plesiosaur expert, curator at Nottingham Natural History Museum in UK\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Fossil illustrator & science educator\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - In #palaeobiology dept at Univ. of Toronto, researching cat fossils\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Palaeontology student & makes Lego dinos\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Comics set in Earth's distant past\ > ➡️ https://scicomm.xyz/@[email protected] - Works with fossils & x-rays at Univ. of Manchester

    If you have a Mastodon account, you can just plop these links in the search bar on your own instance and find them!

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    GameDeals @lemmy.world GlennMagusHarvey @mander.xyz

    Pixel Worlds sale on GOG

    GOG is having a "Pixel Worlds" sale, with deals on games (DRM-free as usual, of course) that use pixel graphics. It will continue for two more days and change.

    https://www.gog.com/en/promo/2023_pixel_worlds

    My personal highlights include the following three metroidvania titles:\ Chasm -75%\ Phoenotopia Awakening -60%\ Timespinner -50%

    There are several pages of games on sale; others famous ones include Stardew Valley, the Contra Anniversary Collection, two of the Shantae games, and One Step From Eden (i'm gonna pick up that last one).

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    [Canvas] Thanks for joining!

    TL;DR for anyone from Mander:

    Small mander logo: in the bottom right quadrant, between the EU flag and Ramona Flowers. Seems like this one was done by @[email protected] very early on in the event. Much later, near the end of the event, I just added the text above it.

    Big Mander logo: check in the top half, near the center, to the right of the Swedish flag. Was planned out by yours truly (not knowing we already had the small logo), though @[email protected] / @[email protected] came by and helped out actually placing the pixels (thank you!). The outline/background around the text was done by various other users, including @[email protected] , @[email protected] , and @[email protected] -- thanks for coming by to help beautify our logo!

    Original post's text below.\ ---\ ---\ ---\ cross-posted from: https://toast.ooo/post/288913

    > Thanks for joining in! The canvas is now finished! > > I’m going to be leaving the canvas up and read-only for a couple days, but not too long. > > This was incredibly fun to host, thank you all for participating! ♥ > > ## Future Events > > I’d love to make this a yearly event. Expanding from just Lemmy to the entirety of the fediverse aswell! > > I’ll reuse this Lemmy community & the Matrix space for that event > > If you have suggestions for future events, post them in a comment on this post, each suggestion as it’s own comment so people can vote on them > > ## Timelapses: > > - First 24h > * Raw File > * Mastodon > * PeerTube > * YouTube > - 24h - 48h > * Raw File > * Mastodon > * PeerTube > * YouTube > - 48h - 72h > * Raw File > * Mastodon > * PeerTube > * YouTube > - Start to finish > * Raw File > * Mastodon > * PeerTube > * YouTube > > ## Data: > - Pixel Placement Logfile (timestamps, usernames, coords, pallete index, no ip addresses) (42mb) > - Pallete Indexes (eg 0 = black, 1 = dark gray, etc) > - Final Canvas PNG

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    Come join me in getting GOG onto the Canvas

    So this thing is happening: https://canvas.toast.ooo/

    It's hosted by the good folks at toast.ooo and here's a link to the community for this: [email protected]

    I was thinking we can get a GOG logo onto here. I've drawn up the attached image as the template I'm using. And I've started painting this with my top left corner being 98,208.

    Come join in!

    Edit: Modified the image. The exact pixel art is at the top left but I've provided a blown-up version that's probably easier to see. Though you can always just download the image, open it up in MS Paint or something, and blow it up yourself.

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    Canvas - mander.xyz logo collab

    I reproduced our logo in pixel art, added our domain name in text, and I'm gonna start adding this to the Canvas.

    The bottom right corner (where I'm starting) is located at 646, 205.

    Come join me! And decorate this further if you'd like!

    (How to join: https://mander.xyz/post/1767323 )

    Edit: look like the picture is a little small because it's pixel art. You may want to download it and open it up in MS Paint or something then zoom in a lot.

    Edit2: I found a mistake in my template: there's one extra gray pixel on the right side, diagonally up/left from the uppermost black pixel of the...uh...chelicera I guess.

    Edit3: There are actually three extra gray pixels, the other two are to the right and above the one I just mentioned.

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    I drew in Gail from Phoenotopia: Awakening a little earlier

    I left her a little platform to sit on. And I had to give her a 1-pixel aura because her shirt is white lol.

    Anyway you can find her to the left of Hollow Knight.

    What details should I add? Or anything else any of y'all would like help on? The platform is exactly seven pixels higher than the pixel beneath Hollow Knight's feet, for what it's worth.

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    www.corporateknights.com As bombs drop, Ukraine energy company opens a new wind farm

    Can embattled coal-heavy DTEK lead Ukraine’s clean-energy revolution?

    As bombs drop, Ukraine energy company opens a new wind farm

    cross-posted from: https://kbin.social/m/Ukraine/t/290209

    > Can embattled coal-heavy DTEK lead Ukraine’s clean-energy revolution?

    Here are some choice excerpts, which the kbin post didn't mention:

    > About 100 kilometres from the front lines of the conflict in southern Ukraine, 650 workers building the Tyligulska wind farm dove into underground concrete bomb shelters whenever Russian missiles and drones attacked targets nearby. The crews, clad with body armour, toiled for seven months, much of the time during the dead of winter. They spent roughly one day in five underground when the explosions came too close for comfort. > > By mid-March, the first stage of Ukraine’s newest renewable energy project – 19 turbines with a capacity of 114 megawatts – was completed. None of the workers had been killed or injured, and the turbines began to generate much-needed electricity a few weeks later. During a time of war, when Ukrainian infrastructure everywhere was being turned to scrap by Russian missiles, the achievement was nothing short of heroic.

    > [After various woes, from the Russians capturing land with potential for wind and solar development, to much difficulty finding financing,] DTEK’s first bit of good news came last November, when the successful Ukrainian counter-offensive liberated Kherson in the country’s south, allowing a 10-megawatt solar plant in the village of Tryfonivka to be returned to Ukrainian hands. At the same time, DTEK was well on its way to completing the Tyligulska wind project to the west, near Odesa. Using turbines supplied by Denmark’s Vestas, the project is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe, with a total cost of US$450 million. The second stage, to be completed in 2024, will take the capacity to 500 megawatts, when 83 turbines are scheduled to be in place.

    > Ukraine exported electricity to Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland before the war and recently resumed those sales as it rebuilt its transmission lines and power plants – its grid is now entirely detached from Russia’s and interconnected with Europe’s. The country has obvious competitive advantages to play the green game. Ukraine has ample land, meaning that it is unlikely to see the NIMBY campaigns that have stalled or crippled many wind projects in Europe. Certain parts of the country have high wind speeds, and the permitting process is faster than in Europe. Add in a relatively low cost of labour and energy production, and Ukraine will certainly have a seat at the export table. It also knows that certain European countries are setting themselves up for power shortages.

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    What's the pixel art on /c/houseplants from?

    mander.xyz Houseplants - Mander

    # Welcome to /c/houseplants @ Mander.xyz! In between life, we garden. [https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0a/12/e1/0a12e130650543cf5b165a008d1604e3.gif] — — Notice Board - 2023-06-13: We are looking for mods. Send a dm to @[email protected] [https://mander.xyz/u/fossilesque] if interested! This com...

    Houseplants - Mander

    (URL goes to /c/houseplants )

    Where's the pixel art in the sidebar from?

    Actually, where's all of the art from? But I'm specifically mentioning pixel art because I really like pixel art and I think this stuff is really cute!

    EDIT: I did not expect the preview snippet to be so extraordinarily lengthy.

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    South Florida sea surface temperature recorded at over 100°F

    nbc-2.com Buoy in Florida Keys measures 101.1-degree water temperature

    The Manatee Bay buoy in the Florida Keys recorded a sea surface temperature of 101.1 degrees at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 24.

    Buoy in Florida Keys measures 101.1-degree water temperature

    cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/1363359

    > It was already bad when the sea surface temperature was well over 90 degrees Fahrenheit last week, but...over 100? > > https://nbc-2.com/weather/weather-blog/2023/07/25/buoy-in-florida-keys-measures-101-1-degree-water-temperature/ (this is the article linked above) > > FYI that's hot tub hot, as this other article notes: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/hot-tub-water-temperatures-florida-soar-100-degrees-stunning-experts-rcna96163 > > This might be record-breaking. In the worst sense possible. > > (this is a repost of my own toot, with additional elaboration and minus hashtags)

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    South Florida sea surface temperature recorded at over 100°F

    nbc-2.com Buoy in Florida Keys measures 101.1-degree water temperature

    The Manatee Bay buoy in the Florida Keys recorded a sea surface temperature of 101.1 degrees at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 24.

    Buoy in Florida Keys measures 101.1-degree water temperature

    It was already bad when the sea surface temperature was well over 90 degrees Fahrenheit last week, but...over 100?

    https://nbc-2.com/weather/weather-blog/2023/07/25/buoy-in-florida-keys-measures-101-1-degree-water-temperature/ (this is the article linked above)

    FYI that's hot tub hot, as this other article notes: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/hot-tub-water-temperatures-florida-soar-100-degrees-stunning-experts-rcna96163

    This might be record-breaking. In the worst sense possible.

    (this is a repost of my own toot, with additional elaboration and minus hashtags)

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