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Support for financing turtle grass as a marine resource

Dear Sir,

Jennifer Gray, director of the Bermuda Turtle Project, with a juvenile green turtle (Photograph by the Bermuda Turtle Project)

I refer to today’s (August 17, 2021) rightful clarion call by Jennifer Gray, who has so effectively headed Bermuda’s Turtle Project for so very many years. As an internationally patented inventor, I respectfully suggest the following in the hope that it may ideally prove of some further assistance to Ms Gray’s continuing and quite obviously genuine efforts in most impressively improving the marine environment for all going forward.

In my opinion, this problem is important enough to most diligently farm turtle grass internationally as a marine resource, clearly benefiting so very many other species for replanting in areas that would then be only temporarily denied to turtles via either underwater fencing and/or faux predators of green turtles. But then duly tethered so that they stay in place, and even in storms?

Very serious dollars could be invested in this, and to hopefully international acclaim for the potential benefit of all internationally. If indeed our most worrisome local problem is perhaps also shared internationally, what a potential truly magnificent project for Green Peace, Ocean Conservancy, Oceana, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society or similar. But ideally and duly aided by local international business donors, and whom I suspect could be truly delighted to get on board.

If green turtles thought that whatever species of sharks which prey upon them were present in numbers — and perhaps with similarly faux turtles in their jaws — hopefully they might consistently avoid returning to graze. I saw an incredible documentary last week where predators were finally recognised as at least as important as any other species in any natural environment. For example, it was not until predators — such as wolves, etc, including marine equivalents — were reintroduced into an incredibly broad spectrum of, until then, declining environments, that said declining environments then became most wonderfully and truly refreshed such as to thankfully yet again truly thrive.

In conclusion, I have contacts in international business locally whom I suspect could reasonably become ardent supporters going forward via donor financing. After all, ordinarily one is confined to rebuilding most structures “one block at a time”. However, how more infinitely wonderful it could instead be if one rebuilds a city — albeit only of sea grass, but which nevertheless nurtures millions if not billions of juveniles of every imaginable marine species — via introducing faux predators simply to keep the ordinarily grazing predators (ie, green turtles, but then only temporarily) at bay?

In my humble opinion, this could truly become the saviour of turtle grass internationally. Quite obviously, Ms Gray has all of the charisma and exceptionally hard-earned kudos to duly so succeed, providing that she somehow may also be willing to grasp this nettle of working with the artificial while fostering the so very hard-pressed and natural real.

What possible bounds could otherwise be suffered via ultimate success in “to the biosphere and beyond”?

TED GAUNTLETT

Somerset

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Published August 20, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated August 19, 2021 at 6:34 pm)

Support for financing turtle grass as a marine resource

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