“Area of Special Biological Significance” Stinking Up La Jolla Cove


The pitch by the locals is:  
La Jolla Cove is San Diego’s most desirable spot for kayaking, snorkeling and diving. The water is calm and ecologically protected, providing a safe home for colorful garibaldi, yellowtail, rays and even leopard sharks. Because the water is protected, surfboards, boogie boards and other floatation devices are not permitted.”  
The “ecologically protected” part has generated a stench that can be smelled a mile away.  It seems that cormorants and seagulls use a rocky area by the cove, now fenced off, to move their bowels.  The feces keep piling up and are creating a “gross everyday problem for the cove area” according to an editorial by the U-T San Diego paper. The city  says they can’t do anything because :”… complex environmental rules stemming for the cove’s designation as a state-protected “Area of Special Biological Significance” are preventing them from cleaning up the place”. Further the city officials say that: “… it could take two years to get various state agencies to OK cleaning procedures.”   Cleaning procedures?  To clean up poop?  Get a grip. 
 
Talk about unintended consequences. I sure that the people of the La Jolla Cove felt really good about themselves as they were showing all of California, if not the world, how caring they are. 
 
If you wish to read more, click:  Feathers flying over stench in La Jolla.
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