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There'll be a marine mammal survey/assessment for South Lamma conducted this summer, by some consultancy for BoL.

The results might be made public later, similar to the upcoming-soon archeological and other surveys. Some of their past surveys make for most interesting reading, like the Social Impact Assessment detailing the history and status of the villages down there.

Hiking & biking & photographing down there quite frequently these days, I notice little changes happening here and there already, especially when talking to the locals, due to the increased attention South Lamma gets from all sides. But a whale shark sighting seems to be a first.

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Lamma-Gung wrote:
There'll be a marine mammal survey/assessment for South Lamma conducted this summer, by some consultancy for BoL.


That's funny. There are very few people qualified to do a marine mammal survey around here and none of the people with the skills would take the job. Wonder what "qualified" person they will get.


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That's funny. There are very few people qualified to do a marine mammal survey around here and none of the people with the skills would take the job. Wonder what "qualified" person they will get.


They will get someone who'll say that there aren't any marine mammals in the area, which is what they want to hear. It's probably true, sadly.


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I just hope the survey of marine mammals has nothing to do with whale shark sighting.


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I just hope the survey of marine mammals has nothing to do with whale shark sighting.


The whale shark, although not a marine 'mammal' , it is still (as far as I know) still a protected species. So this would have to be included in the 'Survey'

I'm assuming?? Naively?


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[They will get someone who'll say that there aren't any marine mammals in the area, which is what they want to hear. It's probably true, sadly.


But we have whale sharks passing through,,,, or even tiger sharks.

And turtles are still around Lamma. Last year I saw hundreds of baby turtles in the water, it was a sight to behold. And I'm not saying 'where' for many reasons.

Still a lot of marine life around,..... pretty sturdy marine life IMHO, to deal with all the shit that gets washed up periodically, and to still survive.


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Of course, I agree very much. Carrying out surveys makes very little sense. Everyone expects the marine life is in miserable shape. The point is to create condition in which it can recover. Nature can recover very quickly. Lots of examples all over the world.
BOL just use this ugly bureaucratic and cynical way to push the development.


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rambler wrote:
Nature can recover very quickly. Lots of examples all over the world.


Fortunately, and so far we have been lucky on Lamma, as we still have the Romer tree frog, the passing sharks and turtles in our waters, and a few other critters........... that have beaten the odds to wipe them out due to many factors.

For anyone thinking of moving here and paying high rents... we also have snakes, huge centipedes, enormous spiders and landlords that will push to the limit.


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