Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The guts are out of 'er

The stomach of an adult harp seal was photographed recently by a sealer off the northeast coast of Newfoundland.

The stomach was busting with crab.

Many of which were female and full of pink eggs.

The fisherman counted exactly 96 crab in the stomach.

According to the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the population of harp seals
in the northwest Atlantic is estimated at 9 million, more than four times what it was in the 1970s.

Nine million harp seals times 96 crab equals 864 million.

Who say seals aren’t having an impact?



Show that to the International Human Society who insist that the seals have NO impact on the fishery.

Con O'Brien said...

The impact that seal protesters have had on our environment is starting to be seen. 9 million + seals competing in a already fragile marine environment are wreaking havoc on the other creatures that co-exist with them. The irony of this situation is more than apparent, when the main cause of this epic marine tragedy is a direct result of animal rights groups fundraising under the guise of protesting! The harp seal is not in endanger of becoming extinct, yet hey are used as the poster child for this senseless greed. Their population explosion is having a powerful negative effect on the environment they exist in, and is firmly on the hands of the protesters and our governments who play international PR games with Eastern Canada's marine environment !