As if things were not bad enough
Point Lowly now has seals
Who may decide that cuttlefish
Make very tasty meals.
For now, they dine on snappers, but
They still are a concern
With fur seals by the dozen…
Will the cuttlefish return?
Via email from John Morales, minutes ago, more bad news for the Giant Cuttlefish at Point Lowly:
Fur seals have been spotted in upper Spencer Gulf at the breeding ground of the giant cuttlefish.
Whyalla fisherman Alan Hall says dozens of seals have been feeding on snapper at Point Lowly.
So they are eating snapper now, but giant cuttlefish are basically a protein popsicle. Just the cuttlebone, no nasty needle-shaped bones, no nasty scales. Seals aren’t dumb; I am worried.
While I’m talking about Point Lowly, let me remind any of you who have not signed the petition to do so ASAP. In my opinion, international signers are every bit as important; this is a huge tourist destination as well as a local treasure.