Saturday, February 28, 2015

Nelsonians ask “Whats with the Orange Buoy?”

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at first I thought it was a training aid for one of the increasing number of ocean swimmers we see in summer months…

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but alas…

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…turns out as the Nelson Mail reports they are principally aimed to be used as VERY VISIBLE flotation / storage devices, which certainly generated some local resident interest…

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Swimmers' buoys spark concern over 'suspicious' activity in marine reserve

 

Vigilance and visibility key factors

 

Vigilant residents protect reserve