grey seals return

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多虧動物保育運動,灰海豹在美國的鱈魚角逢勃起來。牠們雖然討人喜愛,卻又樹立了不少敵人。在海岸線和河口沙洲都可以看到成千上萬隻灰海豹的蹤影,造就了很多海豹觀光團,為當地帶來不少商機。灰海豹數目大增對動物保育者來說是個喜訊,但對當地的漁民而言,過多的海豹是一場惡夢。海豹會破壞他們的漁網,吃掉裡面的魚,更會把鯊魚引來海岸邊。海豹吃的魚比漁民捕獲的還要多,令海魚的數目不能夠恢復,漁民也難以維持生計。有些人建議重新允許海豹捕獵來控制牠們的數量。面對這種情況,到底我們人類該干涉多少呢?

thanks to the success in animal protection, grey seals has become an ubiquity in Cape Cod. Thousands of them can be found on sandbars and small groups along the shoreline, providing great opportunities for local business such as offering seal tours. This is a good news for animal conservation activist, this has also draw fans and foes. like for the local fishermen, the seals couldn’t be more aggravating. the seals damage their fishing nets, eat the fish inside and consume fish even more than the fishermen could catch, this has prevented the fish stock from rebounding and people who make their living by the sea catches nothing; they even draw sharks closer to the shore. Some suggested controlling the seal population by allowing seal hunting again, but how much should human interfere with these situations?

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