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Should SLO allow night hiking in public spaces?

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People hike at night anyway so might as well make the change.

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The following article was posted on March 21st, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 34 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 34

This aquarium's animals need to move

Shell Beach

By Lois Barber

The other day I visited the Morro Bay Aquarium. The experience haunts me: The poor seals swimming in circles in small tanks. The sea lion crying endlessly with nothing to see, perhaps connecting with a wild friend. The indoor enclosure felt like a dark prison. The tanks, all much too small, have nothing natural to simulate the animal’s natural environment.

It’s a dismal, sad place, unacceptable and outrageous considering where it’s located. The aquarium lease is up for renewal. I hope the mayor and City Council will deny the lease and transport these animals to a humane more natural environment.