Opinion: Fact-checking that seal ‘census’
By Chris Cott
Using fabricated or skewed numbers to make your point is not only transparent, but should be checked by the paper before being printed. Stated in the Dec. 22 issue AGAIN was “Fact: According to the lifeguard census there were more than 2 million visitors to the Casa/Children’s Pool in 2009.”
First of all, I didn’t know the lifeguards did a census, maybe a rough estimate. But OVER 2 million visitors? That is OVER 5,479 people a DAY! If they were coming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, that would be over 228 people an hour, Non-stop!
No wonder I can never find a parking spot!
Maybe if each one of these seal visitors gave $1, we could finish the lifeguard tower, take down the hideous scaffolding and we could incorporate a spa area for the seals and a lounge for the “over 2 million visitors a year.”
- Opinion: I don’t want a seal rookery
- Ranger has his hands full with Children’s Pool
- OPINION: Children’s Pool barrier should be rejected
- OPINION: Seals at Cove are unwelcome
- OPINION: Lack of information is frustrating
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