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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Just Wondering

So today I was sitting on the beach gazing out over lovely Lake Erie. I was sitting with my wife, which is a very fine choice of people to sit with. A boat went by. Quickly. And I asked myself ...

"Self? Why don't fish die in propellers?"

If I understand the purpose and function of a propeller (and it is entirely possible that I do not) the propeller spins it's little curved blades. In so doing it pulls water IN from behind the propeller and forces it out the front of the propeller. Right? Seems right to me.

Well, fish live in the water. This part I am certain of. So if fish live in the water and the water is FORCED through the blades of a propeller ... why do you never see hacked up fish floating up all bloody behind a boat?

Anybody? Class? Anybody?

5 comments:

heresthediehl said...

i don't have an answer, but that is some deep thinking.

Ron said...

I live to think deep, Missy.

swoodsy said...

I am sure it has to do with the fact that the boat's noise is heard long before the fish is close enough to get sucked in. Thus the fish is spooked and swims away before the danger take overtake him/her.

Anonymous said...

They are God's fish and he protects them. And probably what swoodsy said.

Barb :)

Amy said...

Propeller fetishes are discouraged by natural selection.