Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BEACHED PUPS


La Jolla Harbor seals at Casa Beach, CA
 It is really nice when some good news comes in to NAUTICAL LOG about nature.  It is even nicer when that news refers to protecting sealife.  From the Pacific Coast comes news that the San Diego City Council has voted to protect the La Jolla Harbor seals during pupping season.

The beach they use, Casa Beach, is a public beach and this has caused problems for the seals by the behavior of inconsiderate beachgoers.  There had been an on going argument for years that the beach should remain open and always available to the public.  However as always seems to happen there are some beachgoers who disrupt the seals at this upscale community's beach.

Yesterday the San Diego City Council voted to ban people from Casa Beach during the La Jolla Harbor seals pupping season and protect them from harm.  The measure must go before the California Coastal Commission in August 2014 and is expected to be approved.

February 26, 2014:

In contrast to this mature decision by the San Diego City Council the Western Australia government is slaughtering sharks in an approved shark cull.  As a result there is an article on the Sea Shepherd Australia website entitled "Sea Shepherd Australia takes the Western Australian Government, Premier Colin Barnett and WA Fisheries Minister to Supreme Court for Sharks."  It is worth reading as it is one of the few really positive actions by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Sea Shepherd Australia.

Good Watch.

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