Latte Ducks

These two ducklings, still with stubbs of wings, swam against the flow of tumbling Fall Creek to team up with their mother on another rock.This foam looks a little like the froth atop latte or one of those other coffee products.

Good segue to this, then? Caffeine, like other drugs we take, passes through us and enters both fresh and ocean water via sewer systems. There’s a pretty limited understanding of all what all these uppers and downers and other chemicals are doing to other lifeforms, but bets on it not being good?

1 Response to “Latte Ducks”


  1. 1 Sherry Felix August 24, 2018 at 4:51 am

    I’m reading “Darwin comes to Town”. The mumichog has evolved a resistance to PCBs. I wonder if fishes can get caffeine headaches from withdrawal.


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