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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by SteveGon, Aug 6, 2003.
Leopard seals, that is. A British marine biologist was killed July 22nd:
Yep Steve I agree that it may be a sign! It's time that we left the ocean to the animals that live in it!! Brent
As stated in the article, the problem is indeed human encroachment. I know most visitors to Antarctica are members of the scientific community, but are even more stringent restrictions necessary?
A sad incident, to be sure, but I don't think more "restrictions" are necessary. I think we have too much "protecting people from themselves" already. Certainly folks should be made aware of the dangers, but let them go if they decide to face the potential consequences of their own decision.
Leopard seals are known to be very aggressive. More so than sharks, right? It's a tragic fluke incident.
yikes, how do you snorkel in Antarctica?
Heh, I don't think you can. At the Calgary Film Festival last year, the director of the Imax film Antarctica was on hand for questions, and someone asked how they managed to film the sequences in the incredible underwater ice caverns they found. They only had approximately 5 (or was it 10?) minutes of air in their tanks -- holding this heavy and bulky Imax camera underwater. One problem they were concerned with was figuring out which way was up!
I believe there are strict treaties governing the habitation of Antarctica. They even go as far as "nothing can be left behind, not even human waste".