Lead Line — April 2001
By Richard Thiel
Wierd Science, Bad Laws
|Start with science and less intimidation.|
Things are heating up
down in Florida, and I don’t mean climatologically. I refer to the
subject of manatees. Some folks down there are claiming that the population
of these placid mammals is declining so rapidly that extinction is imminent
and people have to immediately stop building marinas and driving boats.
Others say the reverse is true, that if manatee numbers keep increasing,
there won’t be room in the waterways for fish or boat.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.