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Good MichaeLo 2006-04-01 7:35

Nice arial photography. In fact that is not pollution. Its the blackwater river empty itself into the sea.

Blackwater is very common in Borneo where the water is very black & reddish colored. It is very acidic due to the decomposition of the organic material in the peat swamp near the coastal area of Borneo. I have seen this kind of rivers in many areas of Sarawak & Kalimantan of Borneo. It is a natural & not polluted blackwater.

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Old 04-01-2006, 04:11 PM
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Hi Michael. As you are a Borneo 'local', I feel very relieved to read your opinion. My first reaction when I saw this from the air was this this was black water from the peat swamps, but everyone else that I showed this to said it was just too black and too thick in the ocean to be that, and expressed the opinion that it was an oil spill. I really hope you are right and they are wrong! Cheers . . . David
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