Friday, September 5, 2008

Chapter's Turtle Expert Points Out Assumptions

Dr. Mike Salmon of Florida Atlantic University pointed out very clearly that both the DEP and Town's turtle expert were trying to draw facts from unfounded assumptions. Dr. Salmon made solid points that the Town's expert had used an unfinished and nonpeer reviewed report to try to make his conclusions. In addition he focused on the fact that beach dredging does not ensure turtle nesting success and mitigation reef dont ensure turtle survival since there has never been an scientific literature to prove so. These are all assumptions that the dredging consultants and DEP have tried to use to justify their projects. Check out the news article.