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Restore Children's Pool C. Jacobs

Seals and people to be together at last?

In 2004 Valorie OSullivan sued the City of S.D. for allowing harbor seals to haul out and pollute the pool making it unsafe as a bathing pool as per the Trust of Ellen Scripps. The City of San Diego lost as it was determined that the sand was thick with seal feces. The Centers for Disease Control reported same and ordered the sand to be removed, stacked in the sun to sanitize and be hauled to La Jolla Shores that needs extra sand. Then a for hire environmental opportunist attorney with a daddy with connections in SAC. actually changed the dead womans' will/trust. That was ten years ago, can you imagine the concentrations of feces now? Especially where they want the humans to stand and play behind rope which is also dangerous on a children's Playground. Legally that is what it is, a bathing pool and playground. Sea World illegally dropped off seals for eleven years with out ever doing an EIR to ascertain IF the undersea ecology could support so many new marine mammals never there previously in such numbers. And now we have some serious dead zones from the devastation caused by the hungry seals and their waste. Dead and polluted Tide Pools. Fish stocks very seriously depleted, including Garibaldi, Opal Eye Perch. CA Black Mussels are GONE from the Children's Pool, South Casa, and Shell Beach Seal Rock areas. They are an indicator species and so gone too are the Tide Pool Creatures. The area has become very unbalanced due to the Seal Population Explosion since Seal World Released them beginning in 1992. I have all the release records. To remove the filthy sand, reopen the four grilled sluiceways, would be to make a clean pool and clean water for all creatures, seals, people and Tide Pool Creatures. Sea Stars could be planted, and the historic access ramp restored, so a disabled person can experience seeing a sea star in the real Pacific Ocean in safety like at no other place on the West Coast. This is logic and true environmentalism, as balance and a clean environment is key for the ocean's health. Ironically to Restore the Children's Pool will be to Restore the Environment. This is a Win Win, right now we have a loose-loose. No logic. The recent sewage spill on top of the seal's devastation to the undersea ecosystem will do it in. If it had been a healthy environment to begin with it may have survived. I know this as I have been IN the water with the seals for four years, and SEE the truth. They are in serious trouble as is their home; for the sake of making money off the View of Seals, with no care for them except to count their pups who lay ill in their own feces. More pups more money as they get hungrier and hungrier and disabled people are blocked. Some very serious selfishness from people calling themselves friends of the seals just using them for profit. Huge profits. Follow the Money. For more information please go to : restorechildrenspool.org
— October 18, 2014 9:52 p.m.

La Jolla Cove is becoming a sea lion cesspool

The smell has been bad at Children's Pool the safest swimming area for years. We need to unite and save Children's Pool especially for the disabled and the Cove as the two human swimming areas , all the rest for the marine mammals. How many bits and illnesses will it take Mr. City Attorney? How much money will the City keep giving to attorneys who do not care a fig about marine mammals, only the money they can make for supporting flushing them or not flushing them, which ever way the wind blows, for the dough being made off the comodity of seals and sea lions. Who is looking and protecting the ecosystem from the over populations of these lovey pinnepeds? No one. Cape Cod fish stocks will never recover from their populations of seals now into the thousands, and the stench overpowering even the most ardent of seal viewer. It is about Balance, and we need to restore ours. With all these Marine agencies, just looking the other way as they collect their salaries based upon keeping the populations explodiing? Come on, we want an abundant MPA like Cabo Pulmo not species depletion and pollution from feces!!! Let's wise up as a City. Check out Syndey Australia, and follow their lead. They keep their 45 ocean pools, like our Children's Pool clean and free of marine mammals, and they love their creatures too. They love swimming in the ocean and keep their ocean pools clean and safe. We only have one and have allowed it to fall to ruin. It's only rebar and concrete and sand. Judge Pate ordered that sand dredged and the pool restored back in 2004 after all EIR were done and all agreed it was best for seals NOt to haul out there as the breakwater does not wash the feces and e.coli and potentiallly T.B. germs to wash clean. The sand was to be piled in the sun for cleaning then taken to La Jolla Shores where they needed some sand. The studies were done to show the sluiceways can be opened. The seals will be fine and better off in a clean pool restored back to a POOL, it was not meant to be a beach, Children's POOL. POOL, not beach. Can you imagine a great ADA Ramp there and Challenged Athletes practicing, elderly doing water therapy, Casa Manana folks actually able to enjoy fresh clean sea air and not feces stench. The stench gets just as bad as the Cove and has been for decades.
— January 19, 2014 9:44 a.m.

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