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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Exuma's Famous Swimming Pigs Poisoned. Being given the wrong food -- maybe rum -- by clueless tourists has possibly poisoned a third of the 21 pigs familiar to divers to the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas. The government has outlawed feeding of the surviving pigs on Big Major Cay, and will implement that law as soon as it is practical, they say. (See our August 2016 review of the Aqua Cat in The Bahamas)

An Illegal Reef in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen at an illegal man-made reef about 10 miles off Bonita Beach, said they have been fishing it for years, but no one knows who dumped the mound of concrete. It's sitting in about 40 feet (12m) of water and rises to 20 feet (6m) from the surface. In early February, a dozen divers helped retrieve a huge shrimping net worth $20,000 from the "reef," noting that turtles will be arriving for mating season soon....


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