Author: taz hamrick (---.prtc.net)
Date: 01-15-09 14:16
This is a call for help..help from all of you who enjoy and love the reefs surrounding Culebra and Culebrita..Sea Dream 1 and 2, cruise ships which have permits to anchor in 'our' waters are systematically destroying our reefs! On at least two separate and recent incidents the total damage to reefs near Culebrita are at least 300 square feet and near Luis Pena island just outside of Lana's cove 790 square feet of coral reef has been destroyed. Marianne of Coralations has been trying to get someone, anyone with 'jurisdiction' to do something about the situation..And she has been met with the same old attitude, "Not my job"...Is anyone out there? The lady needs help! I have been trying to help by providing transportation, and tank support for both her and University of PR Dr Edwin..Who have videotaped both sites, but we need some help folks..We need folks 'mailing' the tourism board of PR requesting them to rescind the permits for these ships so they can't do any more damage. We need someone with some backbone to ENFORCE THE LAW ABOUT ANCHORING ON PROTECTED REEFS!!!! Let's hope the folks who enjoy the underwater world here will join with us to get this situation fixed..otherwise, .......