Monday, January 22, 2007

75 Gray Whales Today

We had a record day for gray whale sightings today. At least 75 gray whales swam past the island on their way to the calving and breeding lagoons in Baja California, Mexico. A few were observed feeding around the island, but most were making their way steadily south. Orcas have also been sighted near the island twice this winter.

1 comment:

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

In the late 1990's, people concerned with the future of grey whales fought a valiant and successful battle to prevent Mexican "Exportadora de Sal, S.A." and its affiliate, "Baja Salt," from siting a massive salt processing plant in grey whale and sea turtle spawning grounds of the coast of southern Baha Mexico.

Those who fought so valiantly may not be aware that Markos Moulitsas (DailyKos), who wants to "crash the gates" of the Democratic Party, shares a family business with the principal of Baja Salt, Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGA. And Baja Salt is the very company that was trying to destroy the Mexican whale preserve by siting an enormous international salt processing plant there.

That's right. It's all documented in records of the Government of El Salvador that the "manager" of the hotel that Moulitsas calls his "family businesses," the Suites Jaltepeque Hotel of San Salvador, El Salavador, is Carlos Alberto Delgado ZÚÑIGA. In Salvadoran Government documents, this same person is listed as "owner" of Baja Salt, a notorious polluter of grey whale and sea turtle spawning grounds in Baja Mexico.

But don't just take my word for it. Read the article and follow the links to official Salvadoran Government and commercial websites for yourselves to confirm these astounding facts.

I know Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA says he wants to "crash the gates" of the Democratic Party and change it fundamentally. But, I've just learned from his speech at the Commonwealth Club that he spent six months interviewing with the US CIA in 2001. I think his motives are VERY suspect!

America DOES need fundamental changes, but the Democratic Party ought not be taken over by CIA applicants like Markos Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA who are connected to notorious polluters of grey whale spawning grounds. I can't see how that would help the grey whales, the sea turtles, or anybody else!