Monday, October 31, 2011

Sharks and Bears, no less!

Salmon-poaching and Bear-killing Sea Lion!

Oh for crying out loud!

From the article.

“After Jaws, shark hunts increased and disrupted the balance of the ecosystem in a number of regions. In California, for example, seals and sea lions were able to thrive without a natural predator, leading to a depletion fish populations that eventually effected bears. It’s a domino effect.”

And with those Shark hunts endangering Smokey the Bear, it follows that those wild fires would increase - and lo, they have !
Beware of the dreaded domino effect!
Q.e.d.!

What can I say.
Collier of SRI and SRC has already earned himself the uncontested distinction of having uttered this year's stupidest propositions - but this one must be truly the absolute, albeit I fear only temporary pinnacle!
So there
  • there is indeed a correlation between declining Bear populations and declining Salmon runs (and here, etc)

  • the causes for the decline in Salmon on the West Coast are overfishing, habitat changes, hatcheries and hydropower, along with Global Warming. See here, here, here, here, here, etc. - no I'm not a Salmon specialist, I've just googled sockeye decrease causes.
    There is also evidence that pinniped predation does in fact effect already depressed populations of Salmon - but in fact, they are not the cause for that depression, they effect the recovery!

  • and the principal cause for changes in the population of Pinnipeds?
    Read this! Sharks and Orcas do not have any noticeable regulatory influence on population size. In fact, since the protection of Great Whites nearly 20 years ago, the Californian population of Sea Lions has continued to grow! This because the people (not the GWs!) have stopped hunting them!

  • Long story short: there is ZERO correlation between Jaws and starving Bears!
But who cares about facts - right?
Facts are booooring!
And so it goes...

PS and how about those Chinook-eating Orcas?
Are they killing the Bears, too - or are the Sea Lions killing the Orcas, or what???
Damn domino effect!

HUGE hat tip to that, and I cite, deplorable, self-centered, self-absorbed, egotistical, hate mongering, ignorant, insecure, piece of crap with very limited brain power and little to no social skills!

3 comments:

Shark Diver said...

For ONCE I know that hat tip was not about me...great post BTW.

DaShark said...

Indeed, nobody would ever dream of calling u insecure! :)

Shark Diver said...

Ha! No not that.