Also to keep everything off-balance in the Just Chat thread, changing the topic for no reason!
Red tide keeps on coming back where I live.
There’s a thing called “olfactory fatigue,” where you just stop smelling something. Like, when you’re cooking, and then you step out for a moment, and when you step back in, the smell hits you flat in the face.
This doesn’t happen with red tide. It always smells like dead fish and poop, no matter how long you’re exposed to it. The toxins released by the pyrrophyta keeps your body from shutting down your olfactory center.
(Yes, I moan about where I live all the time, but when it’s good, it’s perfect, I still like it here).