Hubristic man, and by “hubristic man,” I mean government with too much revolving credit, considers tampering with nature:
A report by government scientists identifies killer whales as the No. 1 reason there are so few sea otters in southwest Alaska.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed five-year, $15 million recovery plan for sea otters in the Aleutian Islands considered a slew of possible reasons for the perilously low numbers found in some areas.
So is the government thinking about not spending the money? Perish the thought!
The report said there may be “few actions that can be taken” to mitigate predation by killer whales. “But the sea otter recovery program should search for solutions and be open to novel ideas,” the report said.
Why should humans be the only higher order mammal on food stamps? No Orca left behind!