Skip to comments.Humans a threat to ocean preserve (barf alert!)
Posted on 05/28/2007 9:51:19 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
SCITUATE -- Just off the Massachusetts coast is one of the richest marine habitats in the United States, an arc of shallow ocean called Stellwagen Bank, where whales, tuna, cod, and dozens of other species have dined on an underwater smorgasbord for thousands of years.
Recognizing the critical importance of Stellwagen Bank in 1992, Congress designated the area a national marine sanctuary, a nature preserve where sea life and habitat would be protected while allowing compatible commercial uses such as fishing and whale watching.
But today Stellwagen Bank is a sanctuary in name only, according to conservationists and other observers.
Instead of creating an underwater park, critics said, its protectors have allowed the bank to become an industrial zone, where heavy fishing nets scrape the sea bottom to disrupt habitat for fish that are struggling to recover from overfishing. The nets can also tear apart historic shipwrecks resting on the sea bottom.
Whales that feed in Stellwagen are in danger of being struck by tankers and other large ships that pass through its waters or of being harassed by some of the more than 1 million whale watchers who visit each year.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
We really do have a problem with the oceans. The fish and coral reefs are disappearing and the fish that are left are becoming contaminated with mercury and other industrial byproducts. This is something we can and should be addressing. This global warming crap is diverting our attention from things that are much more important. Encouraging fish farming in favor of today’s practices is necessary. Regarding the pollution, the most practical thing that can be done is to replace our coal fired generating plants with nuclear. This would free the coal supply so it can be liquefied for our transportation needs. Ironically, a byproduct of this policy would be reduced CO2 emissions.
It would be a better place without humans....the liberal kind.
I think this applies to only selected human beings.
What do you say to a global Jonestown. Our last act to save the planet. But I don’t drink Kool Aid. I’m diabetic.
1. They have a "herd mentality" and are unable to think for themselves.
2. They are easily spooked by anything which could spell D.A.N.G.E.R.
3. They rely on others to provide food, water, shelter, medicine.
4. They will crap anywhere because someone will eventually shovel it out.
Global trashing can be stopped very easily though changes in attitude and behavior.
Fifteen hundred years from now we’ll be fishing the Nantucket/Martha’s Vineyard Bank. It’ll be a lot closer to home.
“...especially if the message delivered to the people regarding the problem is kept sane, rational, and strictly fact-based and free of hype.”
I suppose Al got pushed out of his attempt to get into recycling/waste management by Vito and his goom-bahs......
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