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hog lagoons

That sinking feeling: Hog lagoons, superbugs, and the proliferation of antibiotics in livestock

agriculture, biology, ecology, evolution, Natural Science, ScienceJanuary 2, 2012

The murky brown water was still, reflecting, perfectly, the drifting clouds above. Had I not known what it was, an acre-wide manmade pond almost a dozen feet deep filled to the brim with hog feces, I might be tempted to describe it as “beautiful”. Hog lagoons like this are a common sight in North Carolina, […]

Hog Lagoon Humpday

UncategorizedFebruary 24, 2010

You were warned. I promised that if no one submitted an Ocean Story Slam in a given week, you would be faced with the horrific visage of a hog lagoon. Well, it’s been 7 days since our last submission. It’s hog poo time. See the previous Ocean Story Slams: Bluegrass Blue Crab Southern Fried Scientist […]

Not So Happy Humpday

UncategorizedFebruary 10, 2010

Digging through my old hard drive this morning, I found this image. Yes, this is the boat. So here’s the deal: Submit your best stories to Bluegrass Blue Crab’s Ocean Story Slam. For every week we don’t get a submission, I’m going to post a picture of a hog lagoon. You have been warned. ~Southern […]