Handling Starfish. Take The Poll.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:18 AM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:31 PM
One one hand, I'm opposed to teaching people who may be potential snorkelers or divers that it's OK to handle wildlife at all.
On the other hand, echinoderms are tough and plentiful. Many aquaria have touch tanks specifically to help people become more enthusiastic about marine life, and sea stars are the most common animals in those tanks.
Hoping that such an activity would be supervised and educational, I ended up voting Si.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:24 PM
My personal opinion on sea-life is that is capable of far more interaction than what most people would think. However a few islanders touching something is one thing and having the stress of thousands of tourists wanting to touch things is something else altogether.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:16 PM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:30 PM
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