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Hungry Otters Stray Into Fishermen's Territory

Animals  (tags: endangered, otters, protection, fishermen, trouble )

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LOS ANGELES--The first hint of trouble in trying to save endangered sea otters and protect fishermen competing for the shellfish the creatures eat was when bureaucrats drew a line in the ocean separating the two

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Harry Schneider (43)
Saturday January 30, 2010, 1:56 pm
Guess who will win, the otters or the money-side?

Roseann d (178)
Saturday January 30, 2010, 2:53 pm
Leave the otters agree...obviously this stupid bureaucratic move is invalid since you can't inform party #2, the otters.

Chris K (1231)
Saturday January 30, 2010, 7:13 pm
noted - thanks

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday January 30, 2010, 7:58 pm
Thanks Terry

Deborah O (98)
Saturday January 30, 2010, 10:48 pm
Who made it the fishermen's territory? Obviously, no one told the otters.

Janine Boguslawski (95)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 1:47 am
Thank you Deborah O,for that enlightening comment-I agree.

chris b (2474)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 3:03 am
The fight here is not about marine species but making money out of harvesting marine species. The problem could be solved by some bright chef serving up otter poo in his Sushi, most clients of these nonsense food establishments would not know the dfference only wishing to be seen in such places a a status anxiety connection, rather than eating choice no different to the clientele of Starbucks, Mcdonalds or any other purveyor of junkfood for the masses the insiduous efects of subliminal advertising over the years! I wouldn't mind betting some wash the stuff down with a coke to add to pollution they have already ingested from eating marine species! The otters were certainly there first and as usual the economics of a small group of individuals is taking precedence over a habitat!

Lady Xanadu (48)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 4:27 am
Who's F-ing Territory!!!!! It's THEIR HOME for pitty sake.No part of the Ocean belongs or should belong to any group or person. Belongs to the creatures Mother Nature put there.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 4:32 am
I've noted, thanks a lot and wishing you all a very happy, blessed sunday :).

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (947)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 5:05 am
thank you for post and good info

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 5:59 am
Thank you.

mary f (202)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 7:02 am
scared for the otters

susan w (13)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 7:03 am
isn't there enough sea urchins for the divers and the otters?....thnks lone wolf

Pat Prest (50)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 8:03 am

The almight dollar at work again...

It never ceases to amaze me how money takes presidence over the decent thing to do!

Like the otters were not there long before me. animal life just cant win when man is around.

N. D (15)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 8:57 am
Poor otters ...

Jessica S (1)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 10:22 am

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 1:12 pm
michael c. brought to my attention the other day. check it out.

sherrie e (147)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 2:48 pm
Once again, as in many of these articles, it is man and his greed that is causing the animal in it's natural habitat doing a natural thing (eating his natural prey) to be displaced, harassed and even killed. What is the deal? Can't anyone EVER just accept something as a natural wonder and LEAVE it alone? Hey, can't urchin fishermen find a way to farm them without invading the otters space or just find another career, of course, that may mean no 10 million $$$ business, huh? Greed is evil.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 3:14 pm
Well, if sushi lovers are having to farm shellfish because they are eating all of the otters dinners, then surely enough is enough at least leave some for the otters....'Come On Otters'... give as good as you get!...its not as if sushi lovers are going hungry after all is it?

Jeanne M (84)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 3:41 pm
I expect that it was the otters' dinner table long before sushi became trendy. So who's straying into whose territory?
Thanks, Lone Wolf.

Cathy L (12)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 4:11 pm
Pat Prest said it for me. A sad thanks...

Susan D (116)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 4:23 pm
Greedy, ignorant people are yet again trashing the beautiful animals of our planet, without any thought about the suffering they cause. While the government were spending so much cash per seal on an ill-thought-out project, they could have just told the urchin-men to STOP fishing the area and have the money as compensation instead. I think this fishing industry is obscene. I sincerely hope that people who care about marine life did not sign a recent / current petition supporting the US fishing industry. I didn't.

Erin R (181)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 4:47 pm
Thanks for the important info.

Susan P (17)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 4:57 pm
I hope these otters will be ok!

Laura H (964)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 6:23 pm
Greedy humans; what the hell are the otters supposed to do?!

Sunday January 31, 2010, 8:13 pm
Instead of limiting the otter's territory, why not look for other area to fish? The otters have been so kind in sharing their homes and referigerators for humans to find food, and now we (again) want to just rob them their belonging and tell them to go away?

I thought human had the highest intelligence of all creatures in the world....

Murray C (3)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 8:40 pm
So did they give every otter a GPS to make sure that they knew when to stop and turn back?. This is a very sad situation. Who are the idiots in charge? They need to take a long run on a short pier!! Sadly one day conservationists will get to the point of no return and start fighting back with violence!!!

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 10:57 pm
WHOSE TERRITORY ?????? A**holes ... You said it Murray C. " IDIOTS IN CHARGE !! "

Robyn L (80)
Sunday January 31, 2010, 11:00 pm
There used to be enough shellfish for both people and the otters. But mankind in this case as in many others feels that as long as they are more powerful they are right. Sad, very sad. I believe the fishermen have shot, run over and probably even poisoned the otters. They are that greedy.

Monday February 1, 2010, 1:58 am
Please let these otters be okay! I can't stand greedy humans!

Megan Capshaw (2)
Monday February 1, 2010, 3:27 am
Poor Otters.I hope they will be alright.

Jessica S (1)
Monday February 1, 2010, 8:46 am

Linda M (1748)
Monday February 1, 2010, 2:57 pm
Poor creatures, sick world we live in.

Elaine Dixon (71)
Monday February 1, 2010, 3:08 pm
who said it belong to the fishermen?
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